Climate change is everywhere. Every nation is thinking of ways to reduce our fuel consumption while others focus on finding other sources of biofuel before our main source runs out. This is when expert trader and entrepreneur, Leonardo Gonzales Dellan, comes in with another prospect – Azolla could become the next source of biofuel if the possibilities are explored.
According to the popular trader and banker which is a native of Latin America, there is a need to study more and develop a new type of feedstock known as Azollla. This could become a source of biofuel and it could be cultivated and grown in Latin America. He expressed his belief that the Azolla plant has the potential to become a big investment for Latin America and it will also present the region the chance to have a say in developing sources of sustainable biofuels.
Furthermore, the competition remains for emerging markets that could provide sources of biofuels and it is an essential move for Latin America to be a part of the competition. According to researchers, the possibility is huge for the so-called green gold mine. Aside from being a source of biofuel, studies have shown that Azolla plant can be utilized as a green manure that can be used in rice fields, the plants can also be used as a feed supplement for a number of marine and aquatic creatures and it could also sustain terrestrial animals. There are a number of applications with the plant including water purifier, medicine, used to control weeds, fight mosquitoes, biofertilizer and even as human food.
The plant is aquatic in nature and its natural environment is similar to wastewater. It is utilized as feedstock in order to harvest bioethanol. When cultivated in contaminated body of water, a substantial amount of biomass can be created and the growth of the plant will greatly improve the water’s quality by eliminating the chemicals. According to Leonardo Gonzalez Dellan, Latin America should capitalize and invest in Azolla as a major crop in order to dominate the biofuel market which is one step towards a more sustainable future.