Tag: Bangladesh

Bangladeshi scientist develops biodegradable PPE from jute and chitosan

Bangladeshi scientist develops biodegradable PPE from jute and chitosan

January 24, 2022 |

In Bangladesh, the same scientist behind the popular Sonali jute bag has created biodegradable personal protective equipment using jute and chitosan, a material found in crustacean cells.  Mubarak Ahmad Khan, scientific adviser to Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation, developed the material to help address the massive amount of PPE being produced and discarded amid the COVID-19 […]

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Crabs curbing COVID: Bangladeshi scientist develops face masks from chitosan and jute

Crabs curbing COVID: Bangladeshi scientist develops face masks from chitosan and jute

August 17, 2020 |

In Bangladesh, a researcher known for promoting the use of jute has developed personal protective equipment made of jute and crab shells to help stop the spread of COVID-19 without creating further waste. Mubarak Ahmad Khan, adviser to Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation, developed the biodegradable and non-toxic material using cellulose extracted from jute fiber and […]

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Bangladesh heads towards E5 with waste feedstocks only

Bangladesh heads towards E5 with waste feedstocks only

January 3, 2018 |

In Bangladesh, the government has approved an E5 blending mandate in response to local demand for building ethanol production plants. A notice was published in the national gazette December 12 advising interested party to begin developing the plants but only crop waste feedstocks will be allowed under the new policy. Ethanol produced is to be […]

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Bangladesh under fire for E5 plans

Bangladesh under fire for E5 plans

May 1, 2017 |

In Bangladesh, critics are slamming the government’s new policy to blend 5% ethanol from corn, molasses and broken rice, claiming that doing so will increase food security in the grain net importing country. Currently the country imports about half of its annual corn demand from the US and Brazil that mostly goes towards animal feed. […]

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