Could this make farming profitable again?

A tiny chemical reactor that can convert vegetable oil directly into biodiesel could help farmers turn some of their crops into homegrown fuel to operate agricultural equipment instead of relying on costly imported oil.


The device is small, but it can be stacked in banks to increase production levels to the volume required for commercial use, he said.

Biodiesel production on the farm also could reduce distribution costs by eliminating the need for tanker truck fuel delivery, part of the growing effort to meet fuel demand locally – instead of relying on distant refineries and tanker transport.

“Distributed energy production means you can use local resources – farmers can produce all the energy they need from what they grow on their own farms,” Jovanovic said.

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