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Ineos Develops Waste-to-Ethanol Process (green innovation edition)

3:09 AM MDT | August 1, 2008 |

Alex Scott

  Ineos in the past few weeks unveiled plans to produce bioethanol, which could be used to fuel vehicles, from biodegradable household waste.    The technology is based on a simple three-stage process: In the first step municipal solid waste, or other waste such as forestry or agricultural waste is gasified under a high temperature to generate syngas. The gases are then “bubbled into a pot” containing anaerobic bacteria. In a fermentation process the bacteria consume the syngas and “very selectively” convert it into ethanol...

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Comments (1) for Ineos Develops Waste-to-Ethanol Process (green innovation edition)
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As soon as I read the headline I felt I was into the future. It's good to see that the technologies revert on environtment issues.
Posted by Josep on Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 04:53 AM










 
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