Cuba tests new biodiesel fuels to reduce oil import dependence

Experts are trying new biodiesel fuels for motors, Pedro Rodriguez, doctor in science from Cuban Polytechnic University Jose Antonio Echeverria (CUJAE), said here on Thursday.

Rodriguez said he and his colleagues have been undertaking researches with different types of biomass, in order to extract oil and use it mixed with other fuels.

The target is to improve the energetic matrix of the Caribbean island through sustainable and environment-friendly fuels, Rodriguez was quoted by the official agency Prensa Latina as saying.»