Minor Seed Oils

Authored by: Sukumar Puhan , N. Vedaraman , A. Gopinath , V. Edwin Geo , K.C. Velappan , G. Nagarajan

Handbook of Bioenergy Crop Plants

Print publication date:  March  2012
Online publication date:  April  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439816844
eBook ISBN: 9781315099255
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11711-29

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Abstract

World energy consumption is increasing tremendously, but fossil fuel sources are limited and decreasing rapidly. Burning of fossil fuels increases the carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. CO2 emissions have risen over the last 2 decades, reaching an atmospheric content of 360 ppm, estimating the world CO2 emissions at approximately 26 billion tons/year, 80% of which comes from the combustion of fossil combustibles such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas (Muezzinoglu et al. 1992; Tuer et al. 1997).

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