Australia – The Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation planting moringa trees to use for biodiesel.

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Iron ore miner Rio Tinto plans to begin using biodiesel to fuel its blasts and drilling operations in Western Australia’s Pilbara region by the end of October. The company is now trialing the use of biodiesel made from used cooking oil which has been filtered by the Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation. The corporation’s chief executive, Janet Brown says it’s making around 10,000 litres of biodiesel per week from the used cooking oil in the mining accommodation camps. “A year of negotiating and we finally have a supply agreement with Rio Tinto to deal our biodiesel, made from their waste oil, back to them for their drill and blast operations on the mine.”In order to meet the biodiesel needs, the Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation has just begun planting moringa trees to use as another future source for biodiesel.

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201009/s3020059.htm

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6 Responses to “Australia – The Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation planting moringa trees to use for biodiesel.”

  1. Daniel D Martin Says:

    This moringa plantings should be followed closly becausethey could provide ,given their drought resistence, a real alternative feedstock for biodiesel all over Western Australia,Queenslandand The Northen Territory saving the country $billions in oil imports and creating a future export industry!

  2. Sharon Ellis Says:

    Where can I buy one. I have a property in Eumundi QLD and would love to grow one of these beautiful trees.
    regards

    zenotime@bigpond.net.au

  3. insightgroupplc Says:

    Moringa, Sustainable Biodiesel

    What separates the Moringa Oleifera tree from other biomass foodstocks is by far the invaluable effects it has on humans. The leaves, roots and pods are edible and are being used worldwide to aid in the combat against malnutrition in developing countries.

    The biodiesel made from Moringa is also believed to have better oxidative stability than biodiesel made with most other feedstocks – including Jatropha whose toxicity has led to many turning their backs on the crop.
    http://insightgroupplc.wordpress.com

  4. Daniel Martin Says:

    Sharon Ellis ,i personally have 12 trees in my yard and garden(very pretty dainty leaves and abundant bee atracting white flowerrs),so manny seeds available ,
    give me your mail adress ,i will packed some to you,maybe tou can reimburse me for the shipment once you received them
    THey can be planted in the ground or pots ,grow very fast ,drought resistent and bloom and turn pods soon
    they are being used in Mexico ,Peru and Paraguay as lamb forrage cutting the growing green stems once they reach a meter high
    Good Luck with them!

    • Sharon Ellis Says:

      Hi Daniel, Thank you very much. Please send me the seeds and any information you have about growing them successfully. eg. what type of soil do they need, rainfall, fertilizer – how much and when. etc. Let me know what the postage is. I could also put the cost straight into your account if you wish. I’ll need your BSB and account number.

      My address is 70 Jocelyn Drive, Eumundi, QLD 4562

      regards Sharon Ellis

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