Kudzu as a biofuels feedstock

June 5, 2012 |

In a follow-up to yesterday’s “The 13 oddest and strangest biofuels feedstocks,”  Inventure’s chemical engineers, based at the University of Alabama’s business incubator are exploring the use of kudzu as a feedstock for ethanol production.

The vines, which are spreading across the South, can be turned into a sugary syrupy-like substance that will then be distilled into ethanol. The syrup can also be produced from algae, wood chips and other organic waste.

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