Bio Gasoline Research in Japan

Cindy Zimmerman

Japan BioGasResearchers at Japan’s National Agricultural Research Center are working on developing Bio-Gasoline from plant oils and animal fats.

According to researcher Ken Taniwaki, bio-gasoline has the same properties as petroleum gasoline and can be run in automobile engines without modifications. “This is not bio-ethanol. This actually contains the same components as gasoline,” he says.

Taniwaki says bio-gasoline can be made from waste cooking oil, “mainly from the palm oil, from the Kentucky Fried Chicken.”

Taniwaki explains more in this interview done last week during the 51st Congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists in Japan:

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