Sugar palm (Argena pinnata). Potential of sugar palm for bio-ethanol production
Elbersen, H.W. ; Oyen, L.P.A. - \ 2010
FACT-Foundation - 11
biobased economy - arenga pinnata - teelt - bioethanol - brandstofgewassen - palmsuiker - cultivation - fuel crops - palm sugar
The energetic and economic feasibility of bioethanol production from sugar palm is virtually unknown. A positive factor are the potentially very high yields while the long non-productive juvenile phase and the high labor needs can be seen as problematic. Expansion to large scale sugar palm cultivation comes with risks. Small-scale cultivation of sugar palm perfectly fits into local farming systems. In order to make a proper assessment of the value palm sugar as bio-ethanol crop more information is needed.