Orange You Glad I Said Biofuel?

Cellulose in shells of citrus peels - an optimal source for bio-ethanol

Food waste offers a tantalizing source of renewable biofuel, and orange peels are a perfect example of the potential. According to the American Chemical Society, we are sitting on a veritable gold mine of citrus waste. Orange-peel.jpg

Global agriculture produces about 15.6 million tons of orange and other citrus waste annually in the form of discarded peels that could be put to use producing biofuels along with bio-based solvents, fragrances, water purifiers and other projects.

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Clean Technica, 2012-07-07.


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