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Biodiesel fuel from weeds, developed by RITE

8, 30. 2007

Technology to produce biodiesel fuel from weeds and other plant fibers has been developed for the first time in the world by the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE) of the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry. The fuel is said to be the diesel version of the bioethanol regarded as a major solution to the global warming caused by the use of gasoline for cars. RITE is expected to launch the industrial production of biodiesel three years from now. Biodiesel is composed mainly of biobutanol, a kind of alcohol. Biobutanol is produced by mixing the sugar substance produced by decomposing weeds, wood chips, straws and other plant fibers with genetically engineered microorganisms in a tank.

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