EXPIRED--The Chinese Tallow Tree

Gary A. Breitenbeck  |  11/13/2009 10:20:59 PM

Chinese Tallow Tree

The Chinese tallow tree is a fast-growing species that produces abundant quantities of seed rich in lipids suitable for the production of biodiesel and other uses. Because of its high seed yields, this perennial crop has legitimate potential to supply the biodiesel industry with critical feedstock at low cost. Tallow trees readily adapt to soils too infertile, wet or saline for profitable agriculture. Commercial production will not compete with food crops for limited land resources.

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