I just came across the Interactive European Network for Industrial
Crops and their Applications http://www.ienica.net/
which is a European wide network promoting the commercial uptake of non
is very interesting as it reviews the commercial growing of non food
crops in the EU over the past five years.
The report mentions many different plants and plant uses
from plant derived chain saw oil to printing inks and cleaning solvents.
In particular the EU bio-diesel production was interesting in 2003
in tonnes produced the countries are:
Germany 715,000, France 357,000, Italy 273,000, Austria 43,000
with the UK producing a lowly 9,000 tonnes.
From reading the report it seems like one of the original phrases of
PFAF: plants can supply all our needs, is in fact true!
Plants for a Future: 7000 useful plants
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