Plant Oil Production
Pedal Powered Jatropha Sheller/Oil Extractor
Plant oils are a versatile product, providing the raw material to make biodiesel, lamp oil, and soap. There are even stoves that will burn plant oils. As our plant oil farm expands, we are developing inexpensive ways to process the oil to provide an income source for the communities where the oil seeds are growing.
A friend of SHAPE, Amilio Aviles, helped one of our partners develop a pedal powered machine to shell and crush oil seeds. We believe pedal powered machines could transform poor communities by providing a low cost, efficient means of processing oil seeds.Learn More