Indian researchers investigating local mangrove-like oilseed tree for biodiesel

In India, researchers at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding are looking at the Punnai tree, a native tree to the coastal and river areas in many parts of the southern region of the country, as a potential crop for biodiesel production thanks to the high oil content of its seeds. A five-year old tree that has been properly cared for can provide two harvests per year, averaging 2.1 liters of oil per harvest.

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