Biotech Updates

UK and Vietnam Turns Agricultural Waste into Biofuels

April 27, 2012

Vietnam has been known as a center of rice production while waste rice straw is a potential source of biofuels. Thus, the Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the British Embassy sponsored a UK-Vietnam Workshop on Biofuels in Hanoi, Vietnam. Experts from UK met with their counterparts in Vietnam to discuss possible research initiatives.

Later this year, six young Vietnamese researchers will visit the UK to see the cutting edge work on second generation biofuels. Two of the researchers will be hosted by the Institute of Food Research and will be able to use the new Steam Explosion Unit and help devise strategies in converting agricultural waste into biofuels.

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