Cassava and Sugarcane

VietNamNet Bridge – Two petrol stations on Thai Thinh and Hoang Quoc Viet streets, Hanoi, have been selected to experimentally sell petrol containing alcohol distilled from cassava and sugarcane as of September 10.

This kind of gas, Ethanol E5, will be sold widely in Hai Phong, Can Tho and HCM City after that. The price of Ethanol E5 is VND16,500/l, VND500/l less than normal gas.

Dr. Le Kim Dien, from the Industrial Chemistry Institute, said Ethanol E5 gas is ethanol alcohol distilled from sugarcane juice, molasses or cereals containing starches, like cassava, mixed with petrol at the ratio of from 1:20 to 1:10.

(Source: SGTT)

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