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The DIESEL Tree!

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snottiegobble starts with ...
I have just read about the Diesel tree that when fully grown produces 40 ltrs of bio diesel per year which equates to 12000 ltres per planted acre!
A forward thinking Aussie farmer imported seedlings from Brazil & has already sold 20,000 of them to other farmers. A great article, but nowhere does it reveal the true identity of the tree. DOES ANYONE KNOW IT OR CAN HAZARD A GUESS? ( it looks a bit like a rubber tree, but it isnt!
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Jimmy says...
Seems like a con.
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peter says...
the tree wouldnt be producing ltrs.
of biodiesel but ltrs of plant oils
that are then converted to biodiesel.
palm oil being one such tree.

s.g. is there a picture available.

you can make a much better product than normal biodiesel by mixing vege. oil
and normal diesel together.
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trikus says...
coconut oil is put straight into tanks of Landrovers after filtering in Bouganville , even in tropical cairns this oil goes a bit solid in winter .. Much used in the Philippines , there its called cocodiesel ... must start getting a press & other equiptmnt needed to make my own , so many nuts go to waste up here . So instead of paying @100 to fill your tank spend a few hours husking and splitting coconuts .
btw I know a few growers of the diesel tree up here , but not seen the tree yet .
google search easily found name ....
Copaifera langsdorffii is a tropical tree though
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snottiegobble says...
Tha article is in one of the OUTBACK magazines sitting in a waiting room. Sorry I dont remember the edition date, but its cover had a guy (wearing an akubra)holding up a large picture frame in front so he looked like a photo!
Thanks trikus, they drive a pipe into the heartwood & bung it. The fuel is then supposed to run out like oil out of a tank, but it is a seasonal yield.
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Jim says...
Copaifera langsdorfii according to google
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snottiegobble says...
We could be looking at farmers in the tropics never having to leave home or at least running all their tractors, & machinery on diesel tree yield in the future!
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