A Vietnamese company recently announced that it has produced a non-toxic and environment-friendly bio-diesel from catfish oil, which can be used as an industrial fuel. It is biodegradable and has lower emission rates than diesel. An Giang Fisheries Import and Export Joint Stock Company, a seafood processing company in Mekong Delta's An Giang province, have found a way to process fuel from catfish fat. The delta region extracts 60,000 tonnes of catfish fat annually that is used as fish feed and to make lubricants, but a surplus remains unused and pollutes the environment.
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