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Scientist at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-Roorkee) patented a new technique for low-cost biofuel from weed, Kans grass (Saccharium spontaneum).
Kans grass was chosen as ideal feedstock because it's high yielding, grows in marginal lands, doesn't need water supply, it's available through the year and it's cheap. The technology used to process this feedstock is fractional hydrolysis. It’s a technique that generates minimum amount of toxic by-products and maximise the sugar recovery. Followed by a unique fermentation. Overall this new biofuel has lower cost compared to other biofuels that it makes it affordable for the users.
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