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The National Park Authority administers Sustainable Development Fund grants in Pembrokeshire. To read summary details of the projects supported by the fund, choose a project title from the list below.


Plant Oil Extraction Plant

The Project will establish a Pilot Cold Press Plant Oil extraction plant within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The available supply of waste vegetable oil within Pembrokeshire is finite. Equally, there are plentiful supplies of Oilseed Rape within the county, with the south of Pembrokeshire a particularly good growing area. The project, if shown to be viable after the pilot, will provide a source of high quality feedstock for the production of Biodiesel and further develop a unique Co-operative. Co-operation between Farmers (users of diesel, growers of rapeseed, as well as users of cattle feed), the haulage companies (users of diesel and transporters of crops and feeds) and Celtic Biodiesel (producers of diesel, users of the Rapeseed oil). Other oil producing crops will also be piloted in addition to Rapeseed and in consultation with farmers and the Biodiesel company. In year one a small scale crusher would be installed to pilot and investigate viability and best practice. This would be sourced following research into existing systems and in particular the Strahle machine (as used in Wexford) and the Goyum (an Indian machine in use in Hampshire). In year two we would look to install a machine such as the Goyum 1500, which would be capable of some 18000 Tonnes of Oilseed, crops crushed per annum.

Project Total Cost: £344,700.00

Grant Awarded: £84,500.00