Bioethanol – the environmentally-friendly fuel
Ethanol is versatile: The alcohol which we are familiar with in alcoholic beverages can also be used as an organic fuel. In Europe, bioethanol is mainly manufactured from starch-rich cereal crops (wheat and corn) as well as from concentrated sugar beet juice, i.e. from plants grown locally. Bioethanol (not to be confused with biodiesel) is either used as a pure fuel or as an admixture to normal petrol. Double usage: The starch-rich components of the plants are used to make ethanol while the protein-rich components are used to make valuable animal feed.