Eucalypts as a biofuel feedstock

Shepherd, Mervyn, Bartle, John, Lee, David J., Brawner, Jeremy, Bush, David, Turnbull, Paul, Macdonell, Paul, Brown, Troy R., Simmons, Blake and Henry, Robert (2011) Eucalypts as a biofuel feedstock. Biofuels, 2 6: 639-657. doi:10.4155/bfs.11.136

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Author Shepherd, Mervyn
Bartle, John
Lee, David J.
Brawner, Jeremy
Bush, David
Turnbull, Paul
Macdonell, Paul
Brown, Troy R.
Simmons, Blake
Henry, Robert
Title Eucalypts as a biofuel feedstock
Journal name Biofuels   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1759-7269
Publication date 2011-11
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.4155/bfs.11.136
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 2
Issue 6
Start page 639
End page 657
Total pages 19
Place of publication London, Engand, U.K.
Publisher Future Science
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Eucalypts are both a proven but largely unexplored source of woody biomass for biofuel production. Few of the some 900 species have been evaluated for cropping, yet among them are the most productive and versatile biomass species in the world, grown in over 90 countries, with species found to suit most tropical and temperate climates. The biology, science and technology underlying the breeding and growing of eucalypts and their potential for biofuel production are reviewed. How eucalypts meet sustainability and economic criteria for biofuel feedstocks, and the advantages of woody feedstocks broadly, are considered. Relevant aspects of eucalypt taxonomy, evolution, natural distribution, human dispersal, composition, domestication and biotechnology of the groups' potential as a biofuel feedstock resource are reviewed. Two case studies are outlined, illustrating species identification, domestication and harvesting processes where eucalypts are prospective biofuel feedstocks. Eucalypts are strong contenders as a universal woody biomass feedstock for biofuel.
Keyword Biology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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