Bananas in poor condition could become a type of biofuel thanks to a study by the Canary Islands Technological Institute (ITC) with the support of the DISA Foundation.

Douglas Escalante (an intern of the study) stated that the first step is to generate gas from the waste of banana trees, which can be obtained from their stems as well as their fruits.

“What we want is to optimize production according to the proportions of organic matter introduced, to capture the gas, contain it and make a reaction to transform it into the final product which is the second generation biofuel,” he said. According to what he said, the project is in an embryonic stage.

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