East Africa: U.S. Firm to Turn Hyacinth Into Ethanol
by David Muwanga (AllAfrica.com) As the East African Community (EAC) was planning to release a total of Ksh1b for the removal of the water hyacinth from Lake Victoria, a United States based technology company has written to the secretariat proposing to turn the water into ethanol.
…CrapCo Cellulosic Process Company said in a letter seen by East African Business Week, that their technology can produce 90/100 gallons of ethanol per ton of dry lake vegetation of a 12% percent moisture content.
“Our new patented green process can produce ethanol by harvesting and processing the floating vegetation, overtime the lake will be cleaned up and bring under control the overgrown vegetation problem,” said the letter dated April 28, 2012 and signed by a one Rashimi Patel from 101 Convention centre drive, suite 1150, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. READ MORE