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- Martin, Lealon, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of industrial microbiology & biotechnology 2008 v.35 no.5 pp. 393-402
- Eichhornia crassipes; noxious weeds; aquatic weeds; invasive species; biomass; biorefining; biofuels; bioenergy; ethanol; ethanol production; renewable energy sources
- ... Here we explore the utilization of Eichhornia crassipes, commonly known as water hyacinth, as a competitive source of biomass for conversion to fuel. Ecologically, E. crassipes is the most undesirable of a class of noxious and invasive aquatic vegetation. Water hyacinth grows rapidly on the surface of waterways, forming a dense mat which depletes the surrounding environment of essential nutrients. ...