alexa Biofuels Get in the Fast Lane: Developments in Plant Feedstock Production and Processing
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Advances in Crop Science and Technology
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Biofuels Get in the Fast Lane: Developments in Plant Feedstock Production and Processing

Aliki Kapazoglou1,Victoria Drosou1, Christos K Nitsos2,Ioannis Bossis3, Athanasios Tsaftaris1,4, Kostas S Triantafyllidis2,5* and Zoe Hilioti1*.
1Institute of Applied Biosciences, CERTH, Thermi 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece
2Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece
3Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, 8075 Greenmead Drive, Avrum Gudelski Building, College Park, MD 20742, USA
4 Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Thessaloniki 54124, Greece
5 Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute, CERTH, Thermi 57001, Thessaloniki, Greece
Corresponding Authors : Kostas S. Triantafyllidis
Department of Chemistry
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki 54124, Greece
Tel: +30-2310-997 730
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  Zoe Hilioti
Institute of Applied Biosciences
CERTH, Thermi 57001
Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30-2310-498 273
E-mail: [email protected]
Received July 9, 2013; Accepted October 24, 2013; Published October 26, 2013
Citation: Kapazoglou A, Drosou V, Nitsos CK, Bossis I, Tsaftaris A et al. (2013) Biofuels Get in the Fast Lane: Developments in Plant Feedstock Production and Processing. Adv Crop Sci Tech 1:117. doi: 10.4172/2329-8863.1000117
Copyright: © 2013 Kapazoglou A et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

In recent years, high volatility in oil prices and global climate change led to an increased interest in biofuel production to reduce dependency on foreign fossil fuel. Domestically produced plant feedstocks are environmentally friendly renewable substitutes for fossil-derived fuel and are expected to stabilize fuel prices. Plant-derived energy can offer rural development and other environmental, social and energy security benefits for local societies. Crops, grasses, trees, forest-residues and aquatic plants, all can be used as potential biofuel feedstocks. To meet the increased global and regional demand for bioenergy, evaluation and improvement of current and emergent plant feedstocks is urgently needed to reduce the cost of the resulting biofuels.

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