Thursday, October 12, 2006

Africa Turns to Pumpkins to Power Mobile Telecom

Yahoo! News

Palm and pumpkin seed oil could soon be generating
electricity to help power mobile phone networks across Africa under a plan to
replace fossil fuels with sustainable biofuels made from crops grown by local
Swedish telecoms networks group Ericsson and South African cellphone
operator MTN said on Wednesday they want to start replacing diesel with biofuels
in electricity generating stations powering mobile phone base stations in rural

Well I thought this was a cool factoid. To be honest, I'm trying to tie this in with Hallowe'en, and work an "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" joke in, but I've got nothing...

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