Bangladesh scientists have developed ways to produce petroleum from degradable organic waste
Bangladesh scientists have developed ways to produce petroleum from degradable organic municipal waste and are now studying its feasibility before going to commercial production.
Yunus Miah, principal engineer of the state-run Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, has said his scientists were using husk of paddy and oil seeds besides wastes.
First they decompose the garbage and produce bio-oil from these wastes. Then they upgrade the bio-oil to petroleum products.
Miah said: 'We as a poor country will face many difficulties to go into commercial production,' he added.
Bangladesh imports most petroleum products, about 3.7 million tonnes annually.
The country has limited coal and natural gas reserve. Its gas supply is short of demand while the coal mines are largely undeveloped.