Pongamia pinnata : An Untapped Resource for the Biofuels Industry of the Future

Scott, Paul T., Pregelj, Lisette, Chen, Ning, Hadler, Johanna S., Djordjevic, Michael A. and Gresshoff, Peter M. (2008) Pongamia pinnata : An Untapped Resource for the Biofuels Industry of the Future. Bioenergy Research, 1 1: 2-11. doi:10.1007/s12155-008-9003-0


Author Scott, Paul T.
Pregelj, Lisette
Chen, Ning
Hadler, Johanna S.
Djordjevic, Michael A.
Gresshoff, Peter M.
Title Pongamia pinnata : An Untapped Resource for the Biofuels Industry of the Future
Formatted title
Pongamia pinnata : An Untapped Resource for the Biofuels Industry of the Future
Journal name Bioenergy Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1939-1234
Publication date 2008-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12155-008-9003-0
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 2
End page 11
Total pages 10
Place of publication United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
820399 Industrial Crops not elsewhere classified
060702 Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Abstract Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre is a fast-growing leguminous tree with the potential for high oil seed production and the added benefit of the ability to grow on marginal land. These properties support the suitability of this plant for large-scale vegetable oil production required by a sustainable biodiesel industry. The future success of P. pinnata as a sustainable source of feedstock for the biofuels industry is dependent on an extensive knowledge of the genetics, physiology and propagation of this legume. In particular, research should be targeted to maximizing plant growth as it relates to oil biosynthesis. This review assesses and integrates the biological, chemical and genetic attributes of the plant, providing the basis for future research into Pongamia’s role in an emerging industry.
Formatted abstract
Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre is a fast-growing leguminous tree with the potential for high oil seed production and the added benefit of the ability to grow on marginal land. These properties support the suitability of this plant for large-scale vegetable oil production required by a sustainable biodiesel industry. The future success of P. pinnata as a sustainable source of feedstock for the biofuels industry is dependent on an extensive knowledge of the genetics, physiology and propagation of this legume. In particular, research should be targeted to maximizing plant growth as it relates to oil biosynthesis. This review assesses and integrates the biological, chemical and genetic attributes of the plant, providing the basis for future research into Pongamia’s role in an emerging industry.
Keyword Legume
Biodiesel
Sustainability
Pongamia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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