Reported by Pakistani news outlet Daily Times, the Government College University (GCU) in Lahore has signed a joint research project with the Bartin University in Turkey, researching a cost-effective production of bioethanol.
According to the report, Bartin University’s Dr. Ahmet Karada explained that both Turkey and Pakistan are importing 95% of their energy requirement.
GCU’s vice chancellor, Dr. Hassan Amir Shah also told Daily Times that Pakistan was facing a ‘severe’ energy crisis and needed to progress swiftly to find a renewable alternative to fossil fuels.
“Turkey is far behind in the world ranking for bioethanol production which is one the most important renewable energy sources,” said Karada.
“The ultimate goal of this project is to develop a process for fourth generation bioethanol production both in Turkey and Pakistan.”