Oilseed Plants for Biodiesel

 

 

Shiney Leaf Yellowhorn

Shiny Leaf Yellowhorn

Xanthoceras sorbifolium (yellowhorn, shiny leaf yellowhorn, goldenhorn, Chinese flowering chestnut), is a potential cold hardy oilseed tree. It is a small slow growing deciduous tree, reaching a height of 22 ft and a diameter of 24 ft. It grows less than 12 inches a year.

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Pongamia Pinnata Oil

Pongamia Pinnata Oil

Pongam tree aka, Pongamia pinnata, Millettia pinnata, Pongamia, Honge tree, Karanj tree, and Indian Beech tree is a deciduous legume that grows up to about 50 to 80 feet tall and is native to subtropical regions. It is a viable non-toxic alternative to jatropha as an oilsource for making biodiesel.

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peanut oil for Biodiesel

Peanut Oil Biodiesel

Peanuts offer a potential oil source for farm based biodiesel. Peanuts are over 50% oil and according to the University of Georgia are capable of producing 123 gallons of oil per acre. The USDA Research Station in Tifton Georgia has been showing farmers how to make biodiesel from peanuts grown locally.

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Mustard Oil Biodiesel

Mustard Oil Biodiesel

Mustard is closely related to both canola (a Canadian hybrid) and rape. The advantage of growing mustard to make biodiesel is that the meal is a biopesticide that can be used on Organic farms.

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Camelina Oil Biodiesel

Camelina Oil Biodiesel

Camelina is being grown in the northern Midwest flax growing regions as low input oilseed crop for making biodiesel.

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