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University study shows cactus pear could become important new biofuel source


March 8, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

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Researchers from the University of Nevada at Reno believe the cactus pear could become a prized biofuel source with its high heat tolerance and low water use.

Climate change modeling suggests long-term drought events will become longer lasting with higher temperatures and less available water.

A recently published study showed the cactus pear used 80 per cent less water than some traditional crops, including maize and sugar cane that require three to six times more water.

To read the full story published by Technology Networks, click here.

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