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Efforts on to produce ethanol from seaweed

30 May 2011

AHMEDABAD:The project of deriving ethanol from seaweed is all set to get a major boost with the Central Salt and Marine Chemical Research Institute deciding to ramp up off-shore production of the weed by manifolds.

The joint project of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Ministry of New Renewable Energy (MNRE) is expected to give a major push to the efforts for producing ethanol, a bio-fuel, from sources other than cash crops like sugarcane.

“We are planning to increase the cultivation of ethanol producing seaweed — Kappahycus alvarezi — say in a few hectares of area about 5 to 10 km’s inside sea with the help of over 1,000 bamboo rafts,” the institute director, Dr Pushpito Ghosh, told PTI…..

Read more: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/government-and-policy/article2061406.ece


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June 1, 2011 at 9:41 am

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