Energrow Inc.

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.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada News Release

Six innovative biofuels projects in Eastern and Central Ontario will receive BOPI funding totalling over $718,000 through the Agricultural Adaptation Council including: ...

  • $70,000 to Energrow for testing and improving small-scale vegetable oil production systems to provide farmers with a sustainable means of producing on-farm energy;

Opportunities for greater involvement in biofuels production facilities allow agricultural producers to become participants in the value chain and increase their share of the benefits from renewable fuels production beyond delivering feedstock.

Via > Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada News Release

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