GREEN FUEL from rape poised for take-off

Blake, Andrew; Gairdner, Julian
November 2005
Farmers Weekly;11/18/2005, Vol. 143 Issue 21, p60
Trade Publication
The article presents the views of "Farmers Weekly" barometer farmer Andrew Martin on biodiesel made on farms in Great Britain. He predicts that biodiesel will be powering many more vehicles within the next 18 months. Martin sees the exercise as an ideal opportunity to add value to an otherwise mere commodity product--oilseed rape. Martin believes the latest energy price hikes make on-farm production of the green fuel increasingly viable. He thinks that oil price is the biggest factor driving the efforts to produce biodiesel.


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