Apart from producing tequila and looking great, did you know that cactus could help the environment?
The cactus is one of the best-known plants in Mexico and the Nopal is the most popular of them. With cactus Mexico does great things, starting with Tequila. But now it's giving us a new type of biofuel.
Two Mexican entrepreneurs discovered the potential of cactus for producing fuel. The process is simple, they claim: the plants are cut down and mixed with manure that accelerates decomposition and the production of methane and water.
This is the birth of a new vegetable-based fuel that is already being marketed in some small cities in Mexico.
The entrepreneurs managed to make their production economical enough for Cactus biofuel to be 40% cheaper than a liter of petrol gasoline in Mexico.
Now, these two entrepreneurs offer fuel to government-owned cars in the city of Zitacuaro and in vehicles that are powered by gas.
Noapalimex, the company behind the invention, patented the fuel claiming it negatively impact the environment.
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