Watermelon juice, renewable energy?

Every farmer, even the organic ones among us, grows an ugly watermelon from time to time. Now, researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory are saying those misshapen melons may have a higher calling as renewable energy.

No, I’m not making this up. The USDA-ARS team says the juice from these watermelons could be fermented and turned into ethanol. Read all about it here. Makes you wonder how they are just now discovering this, or are they just having fun with fermentation?

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