Woolwich Observer / Observer Xtra
Energrow Inc. press system allows producers to feed oilseeds in, get fuel
and feed out the other end
BY: STEVE KANNON
Having grown up on a farm, Jasmin Hofer knows the importance of cost-saving measures. Take, for instance, the rising cost of diesel fuel, a key ingredient in the daily operation of most farmsteads. Identifying that expense and the growing environmental awareness, she saw a place for a do-it-yourself fuel solution: vegetable oil. To that end, the recent University of Waterloo grad and her father, Ernst, developed a farm-scale vegetable oil press and production system. On May 17, their Energrow Inc. will unveil the unit during an open house at the Newton, Ont. facility.