Making alternative fuel from a pair of jeans

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 | Environment Update

Wondering what to do with really worn out clothes and other textiles that you can’t sell second hand? Professor Mohammad Taherzadeh and his research team from the University of Borås might have an answer. They are developing a technology for producing ethanol and biogas from textiles. It might be up to 50 per cent more efficient than producing ethanol from grains. One of the main criticisms of large-scale ethanol production for the international market is the risk that it substitutes necessary local food production. This kind of innovative technology that uses our own waste for energy is welcome.

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Remains of jeans to be converted into fuel

Remains of jeans to be converted into fuel

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