Leftover ramen can now be used as organic fuel

A group of Japanese engineers developed the technology. Photo: sasazawa/Shutterstock

Fans of Korean and Japanese movies are quite familiar with the tasty noodle soup called ramen. The dish has gained international fame and it is easily available in eateries around the globe. In Kerala too, there are a few restaurants that serve hot bowls of ramen.

However, most people who enjoy ramen eat the noodles and often throw away the flavorsome soup. Meanwhile, a group of Japanese engineers who are also ramen lovers has developed a niche technology that turns the leftover soup in the ramen into fuel.

Moreover, they have used this organic fuel to run a train that operates in the tourism field. It was Nishida Logistics that proved that ramen soup could be used as organic fuel. This unique fuel has been made by mixing the oil in which tempuras are cooked and ramen soup in 90:10 proportion.

The first step is to purify the ramen soup using a unique technology. Unlike other sources of energy, this fuel doesn’t cause any pollution. Moreover, it emanates a delicious aroma when the fuel is burned.

The tourist train that operates in the picturesque Miyasaki region in Japan can accommodate up to sixty passengers at a time. This open train that takes you to some of the most beautiful country sides and villages, and passes through the highest railway bridge in the world. 

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