HIGHER PLANTS AS POSSIBLE SOURCES OF PETROLEUM SUBSTITUTES

The potential of plant species to provide hydrocarbons and seed oils as alternative sources of those chemicals and liquid and gaseous fuels presently derived from petroleum is examined. A wide range of these substances can be obtained from plants; possibilities exist through management and genetics to improve yield and chemical composition. A well defined and coordinated research strategy is needed in Australia as the basis for evaluating indigenous and exotic species as sources of petroleum substitutes. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian & New Zealand Assn for the Advn of Sci

    Science House, 157 Gloucester Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Coffey, S G
    • Halloran, G M
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 423-428
  • Serial:
    • SEARCH
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM