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  • n. Plural form of halophyte.


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  • Boeing and UOP announced an initiative, with the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group consortium and the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi, to examine the overall potential for sustainable, large-scale production of biofuels made from salicornia bigelovii and saltwater mangroves - plants known as halophytes - a project that evolved into the Masdar initiative.

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  • Plants adapted to living in saline environments are known as halophytes ( "salt lovers").

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  • Boeing Commercial Airplanes MD-Environmental Strategy Billy Glover testified to a House of Reprepresentatives panel investigating the potential of biofuels that Boeing has indentified jatropha, camelina and halophytes "in the near term" as strong candidates for aviation biofuels and has targeted algae as a feedstock "in the longer term", according to a report from Air Transport World. saltwater-tolerant crops, known as halophytes, were the focus in a Science magazine story about the potential to increase the world's irrigated acreage up to 50 percent by increasing reliance on and research in salt-tolerant agriculture.

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  • Darrin Morgan, director of biofuel strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said that the partners would assess "sustainable biomass systems such as halophytes, algae, jatropha, castor."

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  • Aviation biofuel is made from plants such as jatropha, halophytes and camelina, or from waste material such as used cooking oil or animal fat, whereas normal jet fuel is made from non-renewable fossil fuel.

    Lufthansa Makes Biofuel-Powered Commercial Flight

  • The higher zones support halophytes such as glasswort Salicornia ramossissima with seablite Suaeda sp. and Arthrocnemum perenne.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • The unique lake and freshwater vegetation of Joumine and Malah marshes ranges from emergent plant associations such as Scirpus lacustris, Typha angustifolia and Phragmites communis through a belt of halophytes, Salicornia arabica, Suaeda maritima and Arthrecnemum fruticosum to grass pastures with shrubby Tamarix africana.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • Reed beds, sedges and other fresh-water species have been replaced by halophytes, causing a sharp reduction in the numbers of migratory birds which depended on the former habitat; all reed-dependent species such as purple heron, purple gallinule and reed warblers have disappeared.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • Only these physiologically specialized species, characterized by the halophytes of the families Chenopodiaceae and Plumbaginaceae, can survive in saline soils.

    Biological diversity in the Irano-Anatolian

  • The flowering season of these halophytes lasts from August to October, when all other steppe formations are experiencing the dry season period of slow growth.

    Central Anatolian steppe


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