Honge Biodiesels have many advantages. lt can be used in its pure form or can beblended with diesel to form different blends. It can be used in diesel engines with verylittle or no engine modifications. This is because it has properties similar to mineraldiesel, usually nothing new to be invented to run engines. They are kinder on theengines, have a long shelf life and are biodegradable. They are cheap and renewable,they disperse profits,
are safe to store
[due to a high flash point], release no morecarbon dioxide than the trees originally consumed and have cooler, clearer exhausts.And to the delight of many investigators the exhaust from an engine on biodiesel"smells of pop corn and french fries!"Honge Flower Honge Seeds
: A thick yellow-orange to brown oil is extracted from seeds. Yields of 25% of volumeare possible using a mechanical expeller. The oil has a bitter taste and a disagreeablearoma,
thus it is not considered edible and will not contribute to rises in competitivefood markets
. The oil of the Honge Tree can be used as a substitute for diesel.
: As mentioned, there are environmental benefits. Hongeincreases tree cover which, in turn, sequesters carbon-dioxide. It is a renewableresource; is carbon dioxide neutral and emits no sulphur; it also offers a way out of animminent international carbon tax. As field fencing, the trees serve as wind-breaks andhelp conserve moisture. The planting of trees will also prevent soil erosion.
Sustainability for rural villages
: Improves quality of life for the low-income, ruralvillagers by establishing Honge Tree groves and by individual home owners planting atree. If the seeds fallen from scattered trees are collected, and oil is extracted, a fewmillion tons of oil will be available for cooking and lighting the lamps in rural area. It is asubstitute for Kerosene. Also live stock can be fed by its fodder.http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/pdf/SeedsofHope.pdf
Fodder and feed
: The leaves are eaten by cattle and readily consumed by goats. Itsfodder value is greatest in arid regions. The oil cake, remaining when oil is extractedfrom the seeds, is used as a poultry feed.