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Seaside Biodiesel. Halophyte Biotechnology Center, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, School of Marine Science and Policy. irrigated with saltwater perennial (lives 10 yrs) soybean-like architecture seeds do not shatter readily little insect damage no known diseases

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Seaside biodiesel

Seaside Biodiesel

Halophyte Biotechnology Center, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, School of Marine Science and Policy

  • irrigated with saltwater

  • perennial (lives 10 yrs)

  • soybean-like architecture

  • seeds do not shatter readily

  • little insect damage

  • no known diseases

  • not invasive


Seaside biodiesel

Seaside Biodiesel

% oil

Soybean18-20

Seashore Mallow15-20

Cottonseed 18

Halophyte Biotechnology Center, College Earth, Ocean, and EnvironmentSchool of Marine Science and Policy

  • Seeds are similar in size to a wheat grain.

  • The fatty acid composition of the oil is similar

  • to that of cottonseed oil.

  • Seeds also yield 20% protein and 5% gum.

  • Stems, like those of switchgrass, have

  • potential for another alternative fuel

  • (ethanol).

seeds

oil


Seaside biodiesel

Seaside Biodiesel

Halophyte Biotechnology CenterCollege of Earth, Ocean, and EnvironmentSchool of Marine Science and Policy

Seeds can be planted and harvested

with traditional farm equipment.

Bushels per acre

SoybeansSeashore

2003 2004 Mallow

DE 36 42 ~ 22*

GA 33 30

SC 28 27

* Yields before extensive selection

& breeding

  • BENEFIT:

  • Can be irrigated with water from:

  • historic salinized aquifers

  • aquifers contaminated by salt-

  • water intrusion

  • estuaries or the coastal ocean


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