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Students in Kumamoto Prefecture have developed a low-cost method to cultivate photosynthetic bacteria for use as fertilizer using the distillation remnants of shōchū, a traditional Japanese liquor.

The student researchers, led by Aoi Koga, 24, from Sojo University’s Graduate School of Engineering in the city of Kumamoto, hope their method will help farmers cut their use of chemicals and distillers save money through the reuse of the remnants left over from the distillation process called shōchū kasu.

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