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Indian scientists achieve breakthrough in low-cost ethanol production

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R) have successfully generated low-cost biofuel using a perennial weed, the Kans grass.

The grass, native to the Indian subcontinent, grows up to three feet in height and, being widely available and perennial, comes at low cost.

"Through our technology, which we have now got patented, bioethanol will be produced as a substitute for petrol. This is a low-cost fuel, in comparison to other varieties of bioethanol now available across the world," Sanjoy Ghosh, inventor of the technology and teacher of biochemical engineering at the IIT-R, told the Times of India newspaper... Read more>


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