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Duckweed for Bio-fuels


Duckweed is another potential source of Bio-fuel.  Duckweed grows on ponds throughout the world.  Despite its small size, it grows on the surface of water and can be easily harvested.  Duckweed is also able to remove contaminants from water.


We have measured the lipid content of 2 species of Duckweed- Lemna minor and Spirodela polyrhiza.



Duckweeds: Spirodela polyrhiza (Giant)

and Lemna minor (Lesser).

Duckweed Hand Picture


Below is a Close-up of Lemna minor


Duckweed LE


What is Duckweed Good for Anyway?

A case study of the Agriquatics Mirzapur System

This page was last updated on Thursday, April 21, 2011 5:55 pm