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Title: Melvin Calvin: Fuels from Plants

Melvin Calvin: Fuels from Plants A logical extension of his early work on the path of carbon during photosynthesis, Calvin's studies on the production of hydrocarbons by plants introduced many in the scientific and agricultural worlds to the potential of renewable fuel and chemical feedstocks. He and his co-workers identified numerous candidate compounds from plants found in tropical and temperate climates from around the world. His travels and lectures concerning the development of alternative fuel supplies inspired laboratories worldwide to take up the investigation of plant-derived energy sources as an alternative to fossil fuels.
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OSTI Identifier:7286
Report Number(s):LBNL--41469
TRN: US200305%%772
DOE Contract Number:AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:Technical Report
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Resource Relation:Other Information: Supercedes report DE00007286; PBD: 24 Nov 1998; PBD: 24 Nov 1998
Research Org:Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Office of Science (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CARBON; CHEMICAL FEEDSTOCKS; CLIMATES; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL SUPPLIES; HYDROCARBONS; PHOTOSYNTHESIS; PRODUCTION