20,000 HECTARES OF OILSEED IS NEEDED

TO PRODUCE 20,000 TONNES OF BIO-DIESEL

The french company Societe Robbe, the oils and fats specialists  has been funded by European Community Cash and Picardy regional government to build a bio-diesel plant in Compiegne just north of Paris.

OILSEED MAN

Regarded as a pilot plant, it will set the way to build plants of 120,000 tonne capacity or more.

Cost efficiency of the product is yet to be improved and could be more effective in the marketplace when taxes on fuels are reconstructed to promote the bio-diesel for ite less polluting qualities.

Compared with the traditional fuel it contains little or no sulphur, the carbon dioxide levels are the same or slightly reduced, there is less than half of the soot, 66% less carbon monoxide and 12% less of the damaging aromatic hydrocarbons.

BIO-DIESEL FUEL AT THE PUMP

BIO-DIESEL FUEL AT THE PUMP

One slight disadvantage is the small increase of the nitrous oxide emitted of around 3%.

Tests with buses and public transport with mixtures of bio-diesel and standard fuels have proved very effective and successfull

Sourced from the Australian Farm Journal

and published by Henry Sapiecha Feb 2009

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