Pumpkin power.

Position:Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and MTN Group jointly developing biofuels using pumpkin seed oil - Brief article

African pumpkins could become a source of energy if a pilot scheme to replace diesel with biofuels for mobile base stations located far from the electricity grid proves feasible.

Palm and pumpkin seed oil are the likely biofuel source in a joint project by Ericsson and cellular provider MTN. The idea is to replace fossil fuels with biofuels made from crops that can be grown by local farmers. Pumpkins fit the bill because they are easy to grow and flourish in arid areas. The companies are starting a pilot project in Lagos, Nigeria, to test the...

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