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Mitsubishi develops ethanol fuel production technology
Source : biofuels-news.com
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has developed technology for ethanol fuel production which complies with the standards set by the Japanese Automotive Standards Organisation (JASO), from lignocellulose (soft cellulose) such as rice straw and barley straw. The Japanese government, academia and the agricultural and industrial sectors in Hyogo Prefecture, supported by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), were all involved in a study to look at effective utilisation of lignocellulose. For the fuel to be produced on a commercial scale certain funds were needed, and MHI says it has met these targets. The company plans to further develop its bio-refinery technology with the companies and organisations involved.
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21 April 2011 |
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