[Homestead] Homegrown diesel fuel

Tvoivozhd tvoivozd at infionline.net
Thu Sep 9 21:17:35 EDT 2004

If you had the climate for it a small African Palm Oil  plantation would 
produce 6000 liters of biodiesel fuel per acre---the easiest and highest 
yield of biodiesel fuel I know, with some useful human or animal feed 
byproducts to sweeten the pot.

In a less tropical climate, like around  Corpus Christie, jojoba  would  
fit in,  not much  oil until  shrubs are ten  years old, but they live 
and produce for 150 years.  Seeds do not all ripen at the same time, 
very expensive to harvest.

http://journeytoforever.org/biodiesel_yield.html  (Keith Addison's 
Journey to Forever has the relative yields of all biodiesel 
crops----hemp would be good if the politicians got the hell out of the 
way---lower yielding than African Palm Oil  and Jojoba, but a 
bulletproof crop you can set and forget, immune to damn' near 
everything  but Keystone Kops)
(some other interesting crops, especially those that grow well in 
extremely hot, dry conditions)

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