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Energy Plants Sign Library

 

All signs below have been developed by BGCI, and have been reviewed for content and design. The signs are printable on 8.5x11 paper. Refer to our sign creation instructions for help on how to insert your garden's logo or customize the content. Or to create your own signs click here
*Tip: save customized sign files as PDF’s for best results when printing.

 Scientific name and Common Name

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Useful Links 

Aphanamixis polystachya
Pithraj tree

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  • Efficiency of pithraj (Aphanamixis polystachya) seed extracts against stored product pests (PDF)
  • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - Aphanamixis polystachya

  Arundo donax
Giant reed grass

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Beta vulgaris
Sugar beet

 PDF

  • Biothanol Fact Sheet (PDF)

 Brassica carianata
Ethiopian mustard

 PDF

  • Phenotypic variability of Ethiopian Mustard (Brassica carinata)
    Genotypes in South Gondar, Ethiopa (Link to download)

 Calophyllum inophyllum
Indian laurel

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  • Calophyllum inophyllum linn ('honne') Oil, A Source for Biodiesel Production (PDF)

Camelina sativa
False flax

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  • The Emerging Biofuel Crop Camelina sativa retains a highly undifferentiated hexaploid genome structure (PDF)

Eucalyptus spp
Gum tree

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  • Eucalyptus Biodiesel as an Alternative to Diesel Fuel: Preparation and Tests on a DI Diesel Engine (Link to paper)

 Euphorbia tirucalli
African bush milk

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  • Biodiesel production from Euphorbia tirucalli L. (PDF)

 Jatropha curcas
Barbados nut

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 Madhuca longifolia
Honey tree

 PDF

Manihot esculenta
Cassava

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  • Bioethanol Production from Non-food Parts of Cassava (NCBI)
  • Integrated Cassava Project - Ethanol from Cassava (Webpage)
     

 Mesua ferrea
Ceylon ironwood

PDF

  • Agroforestry Database - Mesua ferrea Factsheet (PDF)

 Millettia pinnata
Indian beech tree

 PDF

  • Pongamia as a Source of Biodiesel in India 2011. 2, 184-189 (PDF)

 Miscanthus spp
Elephant grass

PDF

  • SEIL - Miscanthus, a revolutionary biomass crop (Webpage)
  • Miscanthus - a Fast Growing Crop for Biofuels and Chemicals Production (PDF)

Panicum virgatum
Switch grass

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  • REAP Canada - Grass Biofuel Pellets (Webpage)
  • RFA - Advance Ethanol Companies Press Ag Committee on Farm Bill (Webpage)

 Salicornia bigelovii
Dwarf saltwort

 PDF

  • Biofuel Crops Grown in Saltwater Could Supply 35% of US' Liquid Fuel Needs (Webpage)

 Sorghum bicolor
Sweet sorghum

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  • Sweet sorghum as a bio-fuel crop: Where are we now? (PDF)