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What is the oil content of Eurasian Milfoil? Answered

I would like to use the oil extracted from Milfoil to produce biodiesel. I would like to know what the oil content, if any, is of milfoil. I think it is great because it is unwanted and there is a lake near me that has two giant machines whose sole job is to cut milfoil. I could collect it, dry it, press it, and refine it for next to nothing. If you have seen anything like this let me know.

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Kraethi (author)2009-08-08

Is milfoil also known as yarrow, achillea millefolium? if it is, the oil content is indeed low.

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bosherston (author)2009-06-16

In the words of Finbarr Hawtrey Saunders.... "Fnar, fnar"

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lemonie (author)2009-05-29

Is it this stuff?
http://www.bpg.bg/bulgarianrose/essentialoils/oils/whitemilfoil.phtml

According to this page the oil content is very low - too expensive to be used as fuel.

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