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Cheaper biofuel using acid from farm waste (Feb.)

 

Hindu, Delhi, Thursday 27th February 2014

Producing 2nd generation biofuel from dead plant tissue needs costly enzymes that break down cellulose into sugar, which is used to produce bioethanol. Now, a new technique does this using cheap acid from straw and rice husk.