Seeing the trees for the wood: New bio fuel potential from Germany

Posted On Wednesday, 23 April 2008 02:00 Published by
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Conventional biofuels like rapeseed oil and ethanol are ecologically problematic and threaten food supplies. Now a Germany company says it has the solution: an advanced fuel made from wood and other non-food biomass

This article caught eProp's attention owing to the seemingly viable potential to produce bio-fuels without impacting on grain prices. Perhaps SA can 'take a leaf' out of Germany's experience when it comes to both wind power and this latest opportunity: so wind farms on the west coast and forests everywhere else, viva!

The facility is fairly small. And even if all goes smoothly, its production will also be fairly modest -- just 13,500 metric tons of diesel fuel a year as compared with Germany's annual consumption of 30 million tons. Still, this tiny refinery in the eastern German town of Freiberg has managed to attract a number of highly prominent visitors, including the CEOs and leading researchers of both Mercedes and Volkswagen...

Read the detaled article here: http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,547312,00.html


Publisher: Spiegel
Source: spiegel.de

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