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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:46 pm 
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The Public Utilities Department of Raleigh, N.C., has planted about 50 acres of sunflowers to harvest the seeds for oil. The oil will be processed to produce biodiesel. Department officials hope the biodiesel could then be used to operate the city’s farm equipment. The city is also leasing 10 acres of land near the treatment plant to Southern Energy Management and NxGen Power to install solar panels that will generate 1.7 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, reports The News Observer. The amount of power that will be generated is about the equivalent to energy used by 200 homes for a year.


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I saw a show on the Discovery channel about this and I was surprise that Russia produces the most sunflower seed oil then anyother country.


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