In mid-Volga, students develop brand new biofuel technology

In mid-Volga, students develop brand new biofuel technologyBiology students from Ogarev Mordovian State University in the mid-Volga have developed their own ?advanced? method of producing bioethanol from ordinary grains.

Biology students from Ogarev Mordovian State University in Saransk, in the mid-Volga, have developed their own method of producing bioethanol (ethyl alcohol) from ordinary grains, the regional government-owned Mordovia TV and Radio Company reports. Using grains to make bioethanol is no news to the biochemical industry. Following almost five years of work the students claim, however, that their new project is markedly ?advanced? compared to all prior techniques. The developers have obtained a Russian patent for their method and are reported to have received a $194,000 federal grant in an effort to complete the project by the end of this year. Details of the new methodology have yet to be disclosed. Marchmont will come back to the Mordovian project as it evolves...