Friday, March 21, 2008

Orange Flavored Ethanol

Florida oranges ethanol USDAUSDA researchers are turning oranges into ethanol in a new process being tested in Florida.

Being tested at an Agriculture Research Services lab in Winter Haven, the process uses the waste remains of oranges from the production of orange juice.

Only about 50 % of an orange is used in the orange juice production process. So the researchers are developing improved methods to turn the citrus peel and waste into ethanol that can be used as a transportation fuel.

The "oranges to ethanol" process is still being tested but it's possible that soon our cars will be running on this "juiced up" fuel.
orange juice ethanol food vs fuel FloridaThe USDA has a video of the process available HERE (Windows Media)

Source: USDA

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