Bahan Bakar Semangka

Citrullus vulgaris (Semangka)

Watermelon is not only good to eat, but also potentially as a substitute for fuel. Research of Chemist Way Fish from Agricultural Research Service (ARS) South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory in Lane, Oklahoma, United States, concluded that glucose, fructose, and sucrose from watermelon is more easily modified to become bioethanol than from starch materials. From the fruit flesh and skin of watermelon, each 10 kg  contains 700 g of sugar . Sugar was produced 350 g of ethanol that can be used as fuel.

Semangka tak hanya enak dimakan, tapi juga berpotensi sebagai pengganti bahan bakar minyak. Penelitian Chemist Way Fish dari Agricultural Research Service (ARS) South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory di Lane, Oklahoma, Amerika Serikat, menyimpulkan glukosa, fruktosa, dan sukrosa asal semangka lebih mudah diubah menjadi bioetanol ketimbang bahan asal pati. Setiap 10 kg semangka mengandung 700 g gula yang berasal asal daging dan kulit buah. Gula itu menghasilkan 350 g etanol yang bisa dipakai sebagai bahan bakar.

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