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Madagascar: First production unit of ethanol combustion opened at the beginning of week




Photo L'Express of Madagascar - Minister of Industry and Private Sector Development, Roland Jules Etienne (center of photo), opened earlier this week the first production of combustible ethanol
Photo L'Express of Madagascar - Minister of Industry and Private Sector Development, Roland Jules Etienne (center of photo), opened earlier this week the first production of combustible ethanol
Madagascar has opened in the beginning of the week the first unit of ethanol production on the side of Ampasimpotsy Ranomafana in Brickaville district, in the East of Madagascar and will be fully vested in the supply of ethanol destined for individuals such as combustion.
 
The Madagascar Energy company plans to produce 2,000 liters of ethanol daily from sugar cane bagasse.
 
 "It is an ecological project to reduce deforestation, through the reduction of the use of wood as fuel. It is also an economic project, moreover the developer will be able to earn money and create jobs. Our objective is therefore to open other units in other regions," explained Roland Jules Etienne, Minister of industry and the development of the private sector.
 
The combustible ethanol for domestic cooking purpose differs from ethanol fuel for operating internal combustion engines in replacement of oil.
 
On a technical level, the alcohol content is around 90% for combustible ethanol, while fuel ethanol shows 99.99%, as reported by the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.
 
As a reminder, a liter of ethanol provides eight hours of cooking and according to production costs, the price can range from 1,500 to 2,500 ariary * per liter.
 
* One euro roughly equivalent to 3,297 ariary



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