Production of industrial Bio ethanol from Cashew Apple

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Cashew apple, a product which is abundantly available in the country every year and much of it is wasted. Cashew apple could be an excellent source of bio- fuel, the objective of this study is the effective utilization of cashew apple for Bio- ethanol production It is estimated that 22-25 lakh tones of cashew apple fruits are available in the country. Most of the fruits are at present wasted and practically not utilized by the industry in any of the cashew growing tracts in India except Goa where it is used in the preparation of alcoholic beverages.

A Research Project on “Production of Industrial Bio-ethanol from Cashew Apple” funded by Cashew Special Office, Kollam (Govt. of Kerala).

Title of the Project    : INDUSTRIAL BIO-ETHANOL FROM CASHEW APPLE

Work carried out at :      CEPC Laboratory and Technical Division, Cashew Bhavan,  Mundakkal, Kollam

Date of Sanction :      April 2010

Total Sanctioned amount :   ₹ 12 lakhs

Duration of the Project :    2 years (2010-2012)