Pineapple rings true for bioethanol

O'Driscoll, Cath
May 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;5/15/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 19, p33
Trade Publication
The article reports on the effort of Florida-based Biomass Resources Corporation to produce ethanol by extracting the liquid from pineapple fruit and pineapple plant waste. The new process no longer requires the producer to choose between food or fuel uses as the end product. The company has established a production facility in the pineapple growing industry near Cali, Columbia. Along with ethanol, the firm's separation technology also yields other useful byproducts including bromelain enzymes, the sweetener xylitol, lignin and protein laden plant waste, used in a type of dietary supplement.


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