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Coconut oil powers vehicle, generators in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Energy self-sufficiency on the island of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea has come closer to reality now that mini-refineries are making a coconut oil that can replace diesel. Many people in the community, the BBC says "from police officers to priests," are using the biofuel in vehicles and generators. These backyard refineries are helping islanders fend off energy import shortages and other high energy costs. The short BBC article quotes a producer who talks about the coconut fuel as "some coconut juice that you normally fry your fish in," but this isn't just VegOil.

[Source: Phil Mercer, BBC News]

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