Grow-your-own diesel

Posted by Laura Grant on April 7, 2008
Posted in Renewable energy

Australian farmers have planted 20,000 Brazilian Copaifera langsdorfii trees, also known as diesel trees – so named because they produce a natural diesel that can be tapped through a hole in the trunk. It is said that one hectare can produce about 12,000 litres a year. The natural diesel just has to be filtered and it can then be put straight into a diesel tractor or truck. Read more about this natural power source on Treehugger


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