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NEWBio: On-Farm Oilseed Pressing for Fuel and Food

Wondering how oilseed crops like sunflower, soybeans and canola are used on-farm for liquid fuel replacement and feed production?

Ag Engineers Chris Callahan, UVM Extension and Doug Schaufler, Penn State will describe small-scale extraction with examples of different oilseed press usage and additional processing steps such as filtering and storage. Oil produced on-farm can then be used directly as straight vegetable oil fuel or changed into biodiesel for equipment use. Oilseed meal left following oil extraction is then used for animal feed and other uses. Some farms are diverting a portion of the oil produced into edible oils for consumer sales.

The NEWBio Webinar Series  is hosted by Mike Jacobson, Penn State University and eXtension Farm Energy and held (usually) on the second Tuesday of each month at 1PM Eastern time, 12 CT, 11 MT, 10 PT. These online, hour-long presentations are free to the public, and feature important topics related to bioenergy in the northeast.

Attend the live webinars at https://meeting.psu.edu/bioenergy - sign in as a guest.




Presenters

Chris Callahan, Douglas Schaufler, Michael Jacobson

Created by Susan Hawkins

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