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Venezuela pioneers alternative fuel from cassava root
Source : biofuelsdigest.com
In Venezuela, a team of researchers on the Yaretanol project report that they have developed a means to convert cassava waste to ethanol, butanol, isobutanol and propanol. "Yare" is the local term for the milky by-product of cassava root food production, a substance high in cyanide content. The team said that 2 cubic centimeters of Yare can kill an animal weighing over 1'000 pounds. The Yare conversion process, according to the research team could produce 1% of Venezuela’s ethanol, or 3 Mgy. The group also reported that they can use starch and ethanol as a base for biopolymers, and plastic extract as a base for bio-combustibles.
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29 July 2009 |
South & Latin America
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