12M liters of biofuel from waste wrapping and Christmas cards, say UK scientists

December 27, 2011 |

In the UK, researchers at Imperial College London say that the Christmas wrapping paper and Christmas cards used in the country could provide enough biomass to produce sufficient biofuel for driving a double-decker bus to the moon and back more than 20 times.

Between the 1.5 billion cards and the 83 square kilometers of wrapping paper, that’s 38,300 metric tons of paper that could produce between 5 million and 12 million liters of biofuel.

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