The top performing clones were then developed and bred further, producing tetraploid versions of these clones these tetraploid clones exhibit increased growth and the ability to fix 40% more carbon than a standard tree this has a compounding effect on their growth rates, for example, a 4-year-old tree will be 150% larger than the control Standard Paulownia Tree
Biofuels and biofuel crops have long been in use as a substitute for fossil fuels. Biofuel is a low-carbon fuel that is produced from biomass, rather than by the very slow geological processes involved in the formation of fossil fuels. The demand for biofuels is expected to double in the next few years
Credits are created when a project is deemed to have eliminated 1 ton of greenhouse emissions. Planting a forest that would eliminate 1 ton of carbon emissions would be enough to create a credit. Credits do however decay over time which means companies continually need to create new ideas to remove emissions.
The inedible nuts of the jatropha plant consist of 30 percent to 40 percent oil that can be converted into biofuel.
International Air Transport Association(IATA) lists jatropha as a promising next-generation bio-jet fuel for the airline industry because the hardy plant can be grown in poor-quality soil needing little water.