The Role of Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Sustainable Production of Biofuels
AbstractWith the ever-increasing population of the world (expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050), and altered life style, comes an increased demand for food, fuel and fiber. However, scarcity of land, water and energy accompanied by climate change means that to produce enough to meet the demands is getting increasingly challenging. Today we must use every avenue from science and technology available to address these challenges. The natural process of symbiotic nitrogen fixation, whereby plants such as legumes fix atmospheric nitrogen gas to ammonia, usable by plants can have a substantial impact as it is found in nature, has low environmental and economic costs and is broadly established. Here we look at the importance of symbiotic nitrogen fixation in the production of biofuel feedstocks; how this process can address major challenges, how improving nitrogen fixation is essential, and what we can do about it.
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Biswas, B.; Gresshoff, P.M. The Role of Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Sustainable Production of Biofuels. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 7380-7397.
Biswas B, Gresshoff PM. The Role of Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Sustainable Production of Biofuels. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2014; 15(5):7380-7397.Chicago/Turabian Style
Biswas, Bandana; Gresshoff, Peter M. 2014. "The Role of Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Sustainable Production of Biofuels." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 15, no. 5: 7380-7397.