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"Science fiction operates a little bit like science itself, in principle. You've got thousands of people exploring ideas, putting forth their own hypotheses. Most of them are dead wrong; a few stand the test of time; everything looks kind of quaint in hind"
- Peter Watts

Fuel Tree  
  Plants raised as fuel.  

The only thing of consequence was a complex where fuel trees that had been barged down from the mountains were chewed up and processed...

As far as economic activity is concerned, there are fuel tree plantations for the first couple of hundred miles. Beyond that, nothing but a few resource extraction camps.

From Anathem, by Neal Stephenson.
Published by Morrow in 2008
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