Tag: sweet potato

Rwandan student develops ethanol from sweet potato peels

Rwandan student develops ethanol from sweet potato peels

July 11, 2017 |

In Rwanda, a student at Musanze Polytechnique developed a biorefining process using sweet potatoes that produces wine, donuts and biscuits but also ethanol from the peels. Already he has produced 21 liters of ethanol with the support of the school’s laboratory and his instructors, fuel that has passed standards testing executing at the polytechnic. However, […]

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University of Florida researchers look at industrial sweet potato variety as biofuel feedstock

University of Florida researchers look at industrial sweet potato variety as biofuel feedstock

August 8, 2016 |

In Florida, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found that sweet potato vines, usually thrown out during harvest, can serve well as livestock feed while the roots are an ideal source for biofuel. This could be a key finding for the agriculture industry in Florida and to biofuel needs worldwide. According […]

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CAREnergy Inc. is developing a sweet potato ethanol project

CAREnergy Inc. is developing a sweet potato ethanol project

[ 0 ] December 26, 2010 |

In South Carolina, CAREnergy Inc. is developing an ethanol project that will use sweet potatoes as a feedstock. The company was developed by a retired USDA sweet potato researcher and seeks to add value to low income rural areas in the state where growing sweet potatoes is ‘cheap and easy.’ The project is experimenting with […]

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