Plant Diversity ›› 2013, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (5): 630-640.DOI: 10.7677/ynzwyj201312168

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Comprehensive Evaluation of Woody OilBearing Plants in Yunnan as Sources for Biodiesel

WANG  Zhi-1、2, YANG  Jun-1, TAN  Ying-1, HU  Guang-Wan-1, LONG  Chun-Lin-1、3   

  1. 1 Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Science, Kunming 650201, China; 2 School of Pharmacy,
    Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Changsha 410208, China; 3 College of Life and
    Environmental Sciences, Minzu University of China, Beijing 100081, China
  • Received:2012-12-14 Online:2013-09-25 Published:2013-06-17
  • Supported by:

    国家科技基础性工作专项重点项目 (2008FY11040022) 和中国科学院知识创新工程


 The potential of woody plants in Yunnan for biodiesel production was examined. We selected the oil content, oil component, fruit characters, distribution range and propagation characters as evaluation indices, and used the grey correlation degree analysis to comprehensively evaluate 188 woody oilbearing plants (oil content≥30%). Our results showed that the correlation degrees between the ideal species and 29 woody oilbearing plants were all higher than 0.6500. The correlations for Neocinnamomum caudatum and Camellia pitardii were particularly good, and after further research these species may be possible candidates for biodiesel development. Daphniphyllum paxianum, Evodia trichotoma and Toxicodendron grangiflorum var. longipes were three newly discovered woody oilbearing plants that also have potential for biodiesel development.

Key words: Biodiesel, Woody oil-bearing plants, Grey correlation degree analysis, Comprehensive evaluation

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