A new industry project looking at alternative powers sources for tractors and irrigation motors may one day see cotton seed oil fueling those engines.
Funded by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation, the project is looking at the feasibility of all known and alternative energy sources for cotton production.
The initial results are showing promise, demonstrating that substituting cotton seed oil for diesel proves that the home-grown product is not only cheaper and renewable but comparable to diesel in terms of performance.
The project team are now looking to growers as they gauge cotton grower interest in alternative energy sources, and are very interested in the views of growers who want to help position the industry for future energy cost pressures.
To give your valuable opinion to the team, visit online http://alternativeenergysurvey.nceaprd.usq.edu.au/ or co,ntact Gary Sandell at the NCEA on (07) 4631 5396 or firstname.lastname@example.org