New and Renewable Source of Energy: Salicornia spp. a Halophyte has Potential for Biomass Yield in Coastal Areas of the World

A. Kumar & V. Rani Kumar
Around 40 percent of world population lives in coastal areas. The salt marshes, coastal inlands and sea shores have their special flora and fauna and most of it is able to survive and grow in salt water. There's a limited amount of fresh water in the world and use of saline water for raising biomass and biofuel utilizing halophytes could provide sustainable development without competing with fresh water resources or aerable lands. Several halophytes grow...