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In threat to food security, Bangladesh moves to burn grain for fuel

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Syful Islam
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Bangladesh plans to begin turning some of the grain it produces into ethanol to make its fuel greener – but economists and experts warn the move could hurt food security in a country that is already a grain importer.

Energy ministry officials said in a gazette notification early this year that the country will begin using maize, broken rice grains and molasses to produce ethanol to mix with petrol fuel at a 5 percent ratio. ... Read more about In threat to food security, Bangladesh moves to burn grain for fuel

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