A new venture in India aims to create biofuel primarly from bamboo.
"Bamboo from the verdant hills of the North-East could soon fire up cars on our roads. A biofuel refinery, the first-of-its-kind in India, is being set up at the Numaligarh Refinery (NRL) in Assam, which will soon process biofuel from bamboo, abundantly found in the region.
The project, a ?-1,000 crore joint venture between NRL and Finnish company Chempolis Oy, was signed in October 2014. On Monday, a team from the refinery will leave for Finland to acquire the technology.
Bamboo will be cut into smaller chips for easier transportation and storage, and then we would apply a process to turn it into biofuel. The new refinery will have the capacity to process 49,000 tonnes of ethanol yearly,"