October 18, 2010 Leave a comment
The world is fast running out of fossil fuels and with an energy crisis looming, intensive research is being carried out across the globe to find renewable alternatives. Top of the list are biofuels; fuels derived from biomass. Will the plants grown to provide this biomass behave themselves when introduced to sites outside their native range, or escape cultivation and invade the regions to which they are introduced?
Giant reed, Arundo donax (credited to Steve Loya and sourced from the Lompoc Record)