USA: Hawaii news facility would grow algae from papaya for feed, fuel

Farms in Hawaii could become “zero waste” if a state-funded demonstration project proves viable.     The state’s Agribusiness Development Corp. is proposing to build a $1.5 million facility at the Shipman Business Park that would grow algae from leftover produce, in particular, papaya. The algae could then be used for animal feed or biofuel. […]

UGANDA: The money in making banana fibre products

Uganda is the second largest producer of bananas after India with about 9 million tonnes produced annually. All this production creates tonnes of waste in form of stems and stocks. These are returned back to gardens to be used as fertilisers or mulching materials.   But the stems and stocks can be turned into fiber […]