Japanese brewery harvests monsters for ethanol production
Asahi is hoping that they will be able to produce ethanol from this cane at a cost of about 25 cents per liter which would make it competitive with gasoline. If all goes well with preliminary tests at Asahi's pilot plant, they will set up commercial production in 2010.
Asahi calls their ethanol production process carbon-neutral as they say the cane produces as much as three times the amount of ethanol as other varieties and enough bagasse, or cane waste, for fuel to generate energy for the entire plant.
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