Kenyan entrepreneurs producing ethanol from water hyacinth for clean cooking

December 20, 2018 |

In Kenya, the Inter Press Service reports that with the help of start up funding from the World Wildlife Fund, a chemistry teacher is commercializing technology developed by his students to produce ethanol from water hyacinth that is clogging up Lake Victoria. The ethanol is currently supplying the ethanol to 560 households who are using the fuel as a cheaper and cleaner alternative to kerosene or charcoal. The process uses fermentation and high temperature treatment following several pre-treatments including the use of enzymes.

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