Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Cost of gasoline will be peanuts.

With rising petrol prices one Australian scientist, Peter Gresshoff, is looking at peanuts, soyabeans and other legumes high in oil in order to produce and efficient biodiesel.

Professor Gresshoff, the director of the Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence for Integrative Legume Research believes gain legumes offer bigger environmental rewards than cane sugar based ethanol. He said a pilot plant making soyabean biodiesel could be operating in five to eight years. Peanuts, with a slightly lower oil content, will be next. ::: [Sydney Morning Herald].

It is not quite a new idea, over 100 years ago, at the Paris World Expo, the inventor of the diesel engine's Rudolph Diesel first demonstrated his internal combustion engine running on peanut oil.

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