Investors Turn Troublesome Invasive Water Hyacinth into Cheap Fuel

KISUMU, Kenya, Dec 19 (IPS) – Currently 30 square kilometres of Lake Victoria, which stretches to approximately 375 kilometres and links Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, is covered with the evasive water hyacinth that has paralysed transport in the area.

But scientists are harvesting and fermenting the weed, and one intrepid chemistry teacher has built a business out of it.

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