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Old 07-22-2008, 11:42 AM
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new oil option?

With growing competition for used oil I was wondering about using new oil, but rather than buying it growing it. I know that this is not an option for most but I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge of growing and processing oild seed small scale. It would probably be rape seed or sunflowers in my neck of the woods?
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I've considered this also, we have about 20 acres we could plant.

We're just not too sure of the costs to get started
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I don't know but according to what I have been told, with rape seed a fully functioning farm could supply enough fuel for all their equipment off of 1/10 of their farmed acrage " assuming this is a large farm of a couple hundred planted acres". I do know that most of the Fuel Miester dealers sale a variety of sizes seed presses.
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I've been growing Canola for a couple of years now. We are supplying all our fuel for a 6,000 acre ranch. I'm just about to harvest this years "fuel" crop . We should make approx 20,000 gallons of bio from 100 acres. I also tried Camelina this year, but the yield isn't as high as Canola, so probably won't do it again. If you have a farm, and already own a combine it is very easy to produce your own fuel. If you had to buy a combine ($200,000 +) It probably isn't for you..............

I'll use about 10,000-12,000 gallons/ year. The rest I sell to another farm. I also sell the "feed meal" to a local dairy for $200 / Ton. I presently use the glycerol byproduct as a liquid fertilizer, but this winter will put together a pellitizer and combine the glycerol with waste straw and make fuel pellets.
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Fabmandelux-- it sounds like you pretty much have it figured out. I am involved with more of a grazing operation. While buying a newer big combine would make it unfeasible I was thinking that some thing that is past its prime (not big enough or fast enough) for crop operations could be picked up reasonable and still have a lot of life for fuel cropping. Im pretty sure that everyu year at the combine derby they wreck a couple that would work just fine

I would be interesed finding more out about how you press/process the seed.
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I come from a farm and ranch area myself..and know a lot of the farmers would be happy to help harvest your crop...for a small fee *S* How small depends on how/who and when you ask..

oh god..there I go narcing old threads..sorry
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