Aussie Brothers Make Biofuel Breakthrough
by Nick Perry (The Australian) A Technology breakthrough by two Australian brothers could offer a solution to the world’s insatiable appetite for food and fuel.
Phillip and Geoff Bell have developed a new way to produce ethanol from waste products such as sugar cane, instead of using food crops such as corn.
Not only that, but the leftover yeast used in making the environmentally friendly fuel is then turned into high-quality animal feed.
…”We don’t take away from the fuel supply, we add to it,” he told AAP.
Their specially evolved yeast turns useless corn husks and sugar cane into fuel before producing an animal feed that offers more nutrition than soy.
Selling the feed can then offset the cost of producing the ethanol, resulting in a win-win for investors.
Mr Bell says Australia, with its vast wetland areas to the north and unprofitable sugar cane farms, is ideally positioned to take advantage of this technology. READ MORE