South Africa Sows Crops-to-Energy Seeds

[Engineering News] South Africa is sowing the first seeds in a national initiative that is expected to sprout a vibrant local biofuels industry. Plans that propose the planting, harvesting and processing of crops such as maize, sugar cane, soy beans, cassava, oil seeds from trees and sorghum into bioethanol and biodiesel feedstocks for use in the liquid-fuels industry are germinating in a hothouse of interest. Long viewed as a pipe dream, mainly owing to the lack of a financial imperative, the establishment of an economically viable biofuels industry in South Africa is becoming an attainable goal…. For the full story use the following link.
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