How to Grow Tobacco

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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco as Bio fuel
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:45 am 
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I have been pro biodiesel for years and actually made my own processor. I no longer have the diesel generator. It was a great project though. I got the vegetable oil for free and after the initial diesel I bought to power my generator the first time there was no other added expense except for the methanol I added. I did not wash the fuel in the traditional way so I did not have to fight with water on any large scale.

I would be interested in making biodiesel from suckers and stems but to grow tobacco specifically would be a waste of good baccy!


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 Post subject: Re: Tobacco as Bio fuel
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:27 am 
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I have done heavy research into the biodiesel industry.

It is my personal opinion that the best crop for producing biodiesel (in the south) is the jatropha curcas.

Specimens in the wild have been found to outproduce corn and soy in seed oil.

IT doesnt like the cold, but down south it grows good and there are now farms of jatropha being managed for biodiesel production.


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