Japan's Oenon may produce rice-origin ethanol

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TOKYO, May 23 (Reuters) - Alcoholic beverage maker Oenon Holdings Inc. may produce ethanol from Japanese rice to mix with gasoline, a challenging plan in a country where costly farm produce has kept the usage of green fuels largely at bay. Tokyo-based Oenon said on Wednesday a five-year project to build and run an ethanol plant in Tomakomai city, located in the southern coast of the northern island of Hokkaido, is awaiting government approval. The Ministry of Agriculture has set aside ...

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