Locally produced ethanol to replace petrol in Sri Lanka?

  • 17 Apr 2008 03:54:54 GMT

    Machan,

    It is called Fuel Alcohol!

    Kassippukaraya now could become a billionairre.

    Fairplay

  • 17 Apr 2008 04:34:10 GMT

    This type of good news is not in short supply in Slanka. Pure rhetoric.

    But when things get started they come up with 100 and one other excuses.

    I would not be surprised if they said they would want to uproot tea plantation for growing sugar canes!

    They cannot not run SLTB, CEPecto, CGR, CEB, Mihin air, and 100 and one other entities successufly and a give a decent service yet they are talking about another white elephant.

  • 17 Apr 2008 09:25:56 GMT

    There are resourses, but only talking, at last sell it to someone to produced for us and we pay them.

    Lankan way.

  • 17 Apr 2008 09:43:09 GMT

    [SL to produce ethanol to replace petrol . ]

    in our dreams!

  • 17 Apr 2008 11:07:15 GMT

    [the country can be self-sufficient in bio fuel as a substitute for petrol, by cultivating 65,000 hectares of sugarcane]

    Do we have 65000ha uncultivated land or do we have to use land already being cultivated to produce food crops?

    If we have to use land now being used for food crops, this will not help as that will lead to a shortage in food items and still higher prices for food items.

    One of the reasons for the unprecedented rise in food prices is the conversion corn from food to fuel. Due to regulations in Britain, EU, Canada and US requiring gasoline and diesel sold at the pumps be mixed with biofuel, corn fields will be increasingly used for bio-fuel than for food. In the EU alone, 15 per cent of the arable land is expected to be devoured by biofuel production by 2020.

    So, whether this is good news or not depends on from where the land to produce the ethanol will come.

  • 17 Apr 2008 12:23:38 GMT

    [It is called Fuel Alcohol!

    Kassippukaraya now could become a billionairre]

    Drink driving offences could reach epidemic proportions! There will always be `not One but Many for the Road`!!

  • 17 Apr 2008 17:50:38 GMT

    It`s good thing if we get going on this road.

    More and more countries are going for bio-fuel.

    Car makers are produsing so called flexi-fules vehicles that can be run on any mixture of ethonl and gasoline.

    more on the this...

    http://www.beyondfossilfuel.com/ethanol/

  • 17 Apr 2008 18:47:41 GMT

    Sri Lanka should introduce a manufacturing plant using Wood chip - Lignin and cellulose digesting M/Os to produce alcohol.

    Another important thing is Breeding sugar cane.

    Even Sugar cane leaves and left over fibrous material can be digested to Produce Alcohol as it is Lignin and cellulose rich.

  • 17 Apr 2008 21:04:23 GMT

    [

    Sri Lanka has the capability to produce sufficient bio fuel locally to meet the entire demand of petrol driven vehicles in the country and thus bring about massive foreign exchange savings]

    This is one of the hot air balloons to be flown.

    First let the farmers grow paddy in the HSZs so that SL can be self sufficient in rice rather than importing from India.

  • 17 Apr 2008 22:49:47 GMT

    Sri Lanka need 17 Million liters of petrol a day. using 65000 HA of land for sugar cane, can produce a fuel replacing this amount of huge quantity of substituting fuel?. some body try to fool the masses for an ulterior motive. Be alarm dear brothers and sisters.