The Bible, revisited – Cassava in the Third Millennium

12 October, 2012 by (comments)

This is a second coming in more ways than one. The recently published Cassava Handbook gave a thorough overview of forty years of cassava research with particular reference to work undertaken in Southeast Asia. Now, the just published Cassava in the Third Millennium  – another landmark title about this vital root crop – summarizes the accumulated knowledge and experienceRead More …

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New Video – Cassava: fuel of the future?

2 October, 2009 by (comments)

The recent trial of cassava fuel to power a CIAT car attracted worldwide media attention. Now you can see it for yourselves. This short video documents the use of CIAT’s high-starch cassava varieties, together with small-scale processing plants developed by Clayuca, to produce ethanol from cassava. As Clayuca’s Bernardo Ospina explains, using the fuel to power a car isRead More …

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The power of cassava

10 August, 2009 by (comments)

The first vehicle completely powered by a biofuel made from cassava roots is already on the move in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The test run is being carried out using a CIAT pick-up truck. CIAT, together with Clayuca, a consortium that supports cassava research and development in Latin America and the Caribbean, recently inaugurated a pilotRead More …

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