For those new BEST members who may have a number of questions
about the relationship between "nuisance" aquatic plants,
renewable energy, and environmental improvement, here is a
fantastic technical summary of ongoing water hyacinth utilization
trends in Asia.
As indicated by Dr. Humphrey in his "100 good ideas" submission,
the know-how is there to sustainably recover many waste streams
for productive usage. One of our major jobs is to help create a
critical mass of awareness about these issues, and push for
implementation of proven solutions.
Ph.D. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Ecology
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
University of Florida
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