Plant crops as a source of fuel and hydrocarbon-like materials

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H Nishimura, J W Otvos, M Calvin, Peter E. Nielsen

Chemical analyses have been made of a number of plant species in order to assess their suitability as renewable sources of hydrocarbon-like photosynthetic products. Yields of rubber and wax, glycerides, isoprenoids, and other terpenoids were estimated. Individual sterols were identified in latex from some species.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScience (New York, N.Y.)
Issue number4320
Pages (from-to)942-4
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 1977

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