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Couple Biodiesel Oil Crops Technology Provides More Oil per Acre, Advanced Biofuel Center Announces
(Advanced Biofuel Center/AltEnergyMag.com) ... The Advanced Biofuel Center (ABC) recently announced progress on its work with its mission "more Biodiesel oil per hectare" by developing two or more dedicated Biodiesel Crops in same acreage and that without extra inputs. According to the ABC, it has developed a highly productive procedure and system of plantation of a couple of oil crops in same land area and a set of best practices that will enable high oil yields.
ABC CEO DP Maharshi said the organization's research team with an effort to ‘grow beyond oil ', apart from Jatropha, have identified, developed and cultivated as many as 18 non-food oil crops (Dedicated Energy Crops). With years of continuing research, experiments and trials has provided an adage to find and develop 2nd generation biodiesel feedstock with low cost input technology in a bid to develop Our dedicated Biodiesel Crops such as:-
Calophyllum inophyllum L., (Perennial)
Camelina ( Annual)
Castor bean (Ricinus communis)
Pongamia pinnata (Perennial)
Citrullus colocynthis (Annual)
Moringa oleifera (Perennial)
Mahua (Madhuca indica) (Perennial)
Simarouba glauca (Perennial)
Indian mustard (Annual)
Garcinia indica (Perennial)
JATROPHA CURCAS (Perennial)
"We have been in search of such an inter-crop for designated biodiesel crop which should be oil bearing like itself without competing with it for food and water and should be capable of fulfilling other crop fertilizer requirement and still maintaining soil fertility i. e. is a right oil crop that is planted in the right way with dedicated energy crop and with due care to what's possible in terms of sustainable farming techniques" He said
Scientist at ABC are experimenting two types of alternative cropping systems and associated management practices that might be used to generate large amounts of biofuel feedstocks while better protecting environmental quality and ensuring food security. A mix of perennial trees and annual crops could offer the best chance to produce a sustainable biofuel, according to the finding of scientists working at ABC.
We are also seeing very good field trial data for our new technology and now we hope to cultivate +1450 gallon oil per hectare adopting our concept of couple oil crops"
The ABC experts working on the Moringa plantation have developed the best method of cultivating Moringa with Camelina and Castor bean crops with lowest possible investment of money, labor and materials and yield of 1450 gallon biodiesel per ha," Maharshi said. READ MORE