Biofuel from Gmelina fruit
Gmelina trees comprise around 60% of Nigeria's planted forest. However, the fruits of the tree are hardly used, either by people or animals - a huge, wasted resource. Processing the fruit flesh to extract ethanol could make Gmelina fruit a very valuable feedstock for the biofuel industry - producing a fuel that can power vehicles and generators, and cost much less than diesel. Collecting and processing the fruit could also be a good income generating activity for rural communities, and as a biofuel, the Gmelina-based fuel is more environmentally friendly than fossil fuels.
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