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https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.2016.04.0008

Agave lechuguilla as a Potential Biomass Source in Arid Areas

Ahmad Houri   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-0464-0289 ; Energy Biosciences Institute, Natural Science Department, Lebanese American University, Chouran Beirut 1102 2801, Lebanon
Nisrine Machaka-Houri   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-0532-375X ; Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, 111 Koshland Hall, Berkeley, United States

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (495 KB) str. 89-93 preuzimanja: 248* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Houri, A. i Machaka-Houri, N. (2016). Agave lechuguilla as a Potential Biomass Source in Arid Areas. Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 4 (1), 89-93. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.2016.04.0008
MLA 8th Edition
Houri, Ahmad i Nisrine Machaka-Houri. "Agave lechuguilla as a Potential Biomass Source in Arid Areas." Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, vol. 4, br. 1, 2016, str. 89-93. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.2016.04.0008. Citirano 03.08.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Houri, Ahmad i Nisrine Machaka-Houri. "Agave lechuguilla as a Potential Biomass Source in Arid Areas." Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems 4, br. 1 (2016): 89-93. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.2016.04.0008
Harvard
Houri, A., i Machaka-Houri, N. (2016). 'Agave lechuguilla as a Potential Biomass Source in Arid Areas', Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 4(1), str. 89-93. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.2016.04.0008
Vancouver
Houri A, Machaka-Houri N. Agave lechuguilla as a Potential Biomass Source in Arid Areas. Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems [Internet]. 2016 [pristupljeno 03.08.2020.];4(1):89-93. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.2016.04.0008
IEEE
A. Houri i N. Machaka-Houri, "Agave lechuguilla as a Potential Biomass Source in Arid Areas", Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, vol.4, br. 1, str. 89-93, 2016. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.2016.04.0008

Sažetak
Biomass productivity presents a challenging problem in arid and semi-arid areas. Despite a large need for energy in the form of solid biomass, liquid fuel or needs for animal feed, these regions remain largely unproductive. A convenient way to overcome this challenge is to utilize plants with high water-use efficiency. Agave lechuguilla is an example of a highly productive (3.8 tons ha-1 yr-1 ) desert plant that holds the potential for producing biomass with minimal water resources. For this purpose, a global suitability map has been developed showing areas where this plant can be planted, and its productivity was assessed. A Maxent model was used and was further refined by excluding protected areas and used lands (urban, agriculture, etc.). Productivity assessment provides a good way forward for prioritizing the regional utilization of this plant. This study provides an initial analysis for the use of arid and semi-arid regions for biomass production. Results indicate the potential generation of 93.8 million tons per year of dry biomass if the suitable areas were fully utilized. The analytical method can be readily applied to other potential plant species to optimize the use of certain areas.

Ključne riječi
GIS; Maxent; Suitability analysis; Productivity; Arid; Semi-arid

Hrčak ID: 150412

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/150412

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