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Co-production of high-protein feed and bio-oil for poultry protein productivity and fuel switching in Mozambique: Avoiding transesterification and food insecurity

McHenry, M.P., Doepel, D., de Boer, K. and Zhou, E. (2015) Co-production of high-protein feed and bio-oil for poultry protein productivity and fuel switching in Mozambique: Avoiding transesterification and food insecurity. In: McHenry, M.P., Kulshreshtha, S.N. and Lac, S., (eds.) Agriculture Management for Climate Change. Nova Science Publishers, pp. 81-93.

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Abstract

This chapter explores the next steps of expanding village poultry productivity in Mozambique post control of communicable diseases by assessing co-production of edible oils and high protein poultry feeds. The production of oil was analysed from the perspective of a suitable non-fossil fuel without the need for transesterification to produce biodiesel. A range of feedstock issues were considered for co-producing vegetable oil as a fuel and high protein animal feed. Technical considerations of the direct use of straight vegetable oil (SVO) in diesel engines and oil conversion to biodiesel are discussed, and we identify more suitable options for additional mechanisation options for smallholder farmers. Potential synergies with private-public partnerships between smallholders, food production companies, and education institutions to assist introduction of new mechanisation options were investigated. The research findings indicate the lack of access to training and equipment, and also education and experience of refining bio-oil derivatives, and the parallel high demand for human and animal food/feed presented a high prospectivity of producing SVO for use in suitable engines. The chapter concludes with a strategy to maximise the potential benefits of SVO production and use within agricultural communities.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Copyright: © 2015 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Publishers Website: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_inf...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/30214
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