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Egypt Botany professor uses termites to produce biofuels


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Dr Sameh Samir Ali Atwa, Assistant Professor at the Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University in Egypt produced biofuels from termites.


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Tanta University said Dr Samir published scientific research in the major international scientific journals.

Dr Samir explained that it is the first study of its kind, where he discovered new bacterial strains in the intestines of termites, the Wood Eater, and these bacteria have a superior ability to break down wood coated with chrysolite.

He added, “The maximum benefit from the products of crushing and processing can be achieved to produce biofuels, through anaerobic digestion, providing a unique and sustainable solution to pollution.”

Dr Samir urged researchers to benefit from agricultural or factory waste, dyes, and toxic chemicals which can be converted into multiple forms of energy, such as methane, biodiesel, bioethanol, as a final product, through biological treatment, which is environmentally friendly and inexpensive.

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