volume 44, issue 6, P2204-2209 2010
DOI: 10.1021/es903004f
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Zhengguo Li, Bin-Le Lin, Xiaofeng Zhao, Masayuki Sagisaka, Ryosuke Shibazaki

Abstract: Many Jatropha curcas Linnaeus (JCL) plantations have been established in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. To assess the potential of JCL for biofuel production, the potential areas for JCL plantations, and the yields of JCL must be estimated as accurately as possible. Here, we present a system approach to estimate JCL yields, classify yield levels, and estimate productivity of future JCL plantations. We used a process-based net primary productivity (NPP) model to estimate potential JCL yields. The m…

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