Saturday, September 5, 2009

Watermelons: The Newest Renewable Energy Source>>>

Watermelon juice is the go-to drink for those looking to detox or dump pounds – because it’s low in calories, but high in dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, beta-carotente, and lycopene. Studies have shown it boosts libido and promotes a stimulates the body’s blood vessels. But, who would have thought watery melon juice could be converted into ethanol?

According to the Science Daily, about 20% of each annual watermelon crop is left in the field because of surface blemishes or because they are misshapen. Researchers from the USDA-Agricultural Research Service’s South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory, have shown that the juice of these melons is a source of readily fermentable sugars, representing an untapped feedstock for ethanol biofuel production.

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