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mallee

1. any of several low shrubby eucalyptus trees that flourish in desert regions of Australia
2. Austral informal another name for the bush

mallee

[′mä·lē]
(ecology)
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The results show mallee jet fuel is a more sustainable option than our current fossil-based fuel supply while also providing valuable insights into potential new supply chains.
After years of research, CALM identified the mallee as an economically and environmentally viable candidate for salinity control in the region.
The confidence demonstrated by farmers, and the promise of mallee production systems, has encouraged Western Power Corporation to invest in mallee processing,' Mr Bartle says.
Mr Bartle says the development of mallee cropping may lead to more extensive application of the principles of industrial ecology in agriculture.
The coppicing ability of woody crops, like mallee, means that they have a large energy input/output ratio and will be increasingly competitive in a world with escalating energy costs.
To date, around 900 properties east of Perth have put in mallee crops, and --with state and federal assistance--a pilot processing facility is near completion in the regional centre of Narrogin.
Until Australia ratifies the Kyoto Protocol, the mallee industry can't plug into emerging global carbon markets or mechanisms that would enable new Australian-made technologies to be exported overseas.
Already more than 1,000 farmers have planted mallees in belts on their farms, mainly in Western Australia.
Renewable Oil Corporation (ROC), which identified the mallee tree as a promising biofuel feedstock, is Dynamotive's Australian partner and develops biofuel projects in Australia.
Under its 'energy tree cropping' initiative, it draws on the resources and expertise of the WA Departments of Environment and Conservation, and Agriculture and Food, and CSIRO to undertake the necessary R&D for on-farm mallee production.