University of the West Indies lecture series highlights Rum & Sargassum biofuel research

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Rum and Sargassum’s ongoing research into biofuel production grabbed the spotlight at a recent series of lectures at The University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.  

The research, supported by the Inter-American Development Bank, was the subject a recent publication titled ‘Environmental Evidence on the use of Biomethane from Rum Distillery Waste and Sargassum seaweed as an Alternative Fuel for Transportation in Barbados’.

The research found that “by relying on experimental evidence, it shows that biomethane emanating from the combination of sargassum seaweed that is found on the seashores of the country with waste water from rum distillery production, can be used to produce an alternative transportation fuel.”

The lecture series, called ‘The Professor Speaks’, is coordinated by the Faculty of Science and Technology, and provides an opportunity for faculty to speak on national and regional environmental challenges.

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