Coconut Oil Fueling Pacific Islands


The coconut palm is not really a tree. But it looks like one. And island governments, and construction companies like Pacific International, Inc. are reported to be switching diesel powered equipment over to primarily coconut oil. Varying blends with petro-diesel, and kerosene are reported, averaging about 64% plant oil. Throughout the Pacific islands,there are great opportunities to use coconut oil as a fuel, where "according to Jan Cloin of the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission. "Coconut oil can be blended with diesel fuel, and under certain conditions totally replace it. Coconut oil in Pacific islands countries is increasingly used in both transport and electricity generation through its lower local cost. Other benefits include the support to local agro-industries and a decrease in emissions."" See the full story over at for details. Image credit:People and Planet.