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Nicaraguan fresh-produce exporter Xargo to make cassava chips for ethanol

Monday, January 10, 2011


In Nicaragua, fresh produce exporter Xagro and its multi-faceted business partner Jam are to begin testing the commercial production of cassava chips to be used for the production of ethanol in China.

Testing will include assessing a number of different cassava varieties for high starch content, which is needed in the ethanol process, in addition to the production of several thousand tonnes of cassava chips that will be sent to China later this year for approval.

This is the first project of this scale to be carried out in Nicaragua.

Original source: Bioenergy Insight