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  1. #1 CO2 Question 
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    I am looking for information concerning CO2 conversion rates of plants, specifically small plants, fungi, etc. All I can find are statements that a mature tree can convert about 50 lbs. of CO2 a year, but this really doesn’t help me. Can anyone answer any of the following:

    1. What small plants convert CO2 the fastest?
    2. Is there some basic formula or rule that can be applied to find out how much CO2 a plant converts?
    3. If you don’t know this off-hand, do you know where I can find this information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by engineerjoe
    I am looking for information concerning CO2 conversion rates of plants, specifically small plants, fungi, etc. All I can find are statements that a mature tree can convert about 50 lbs. of CO2 a year, but this really doesn’t help me. Can anyone answer any of the following:

    1. What small plants convert CO2 the fastest?
    2. Is there some basic formula or rule that can be applied to find out how much CO2 a plant converts?
    3. If you don’t know this off-hand, do you know where I can find this information?

    Thanks
    I doubt you'll find a simple formula because it depends on temperature, amount of Co2, water available, amount of light, type of photosynthesis the plant's leaves use etc.

    It might be a wild goose chase, but I'd start with looking at rates of photosynthesis for various crop types.


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    Try googling "carbon fixation rates". I see several potentially relevant articles there.
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