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Feedstock is a term that refers any type of vegetable oil that can be used to produce biodiesel. Examples of crops grown in South Africa that are suitable feedstock are: Sunflower, Canola and Soy. In addition to these vegetable oils, South Africa imports large volumes of Palm Oil. Generally Palm Oil is cheaper than Sunflower, Canola and Soy. In South Africa, new vegetable oil is too expensive to make into biodiesel.
The following are some feedstock’s that can be used for biodiesel production:
The moringa tree has the potential to supply large volumes of vegetable oil to the biodiesel industry. It is also called the Miracle Tree due to the fact that it has many uses, For more information on the Moringa Oleifera tree, do an internet seach or just Google "miracle tree"
Today: May 25, 2013