Sunday, August 19, 2012

People + Lifestyles - Wind-Powered Mini Oil Press?

Wind-Powered Mini Oil Press for the Home!

Dutch designer Dave Hakkens' wind-powered oil press which uses a simple assembly of components to make fresh, homemade, cold-pressed oils. Cold-pressed oils are not produced via heating to high temperatures; heating the ground paste up will produce more oil but alter the oil's nutritional value and taste. Quote from designer below:

"I made an oil pressing machine which works only on wind energy. The machine is made to press nuts and seeds such as walnuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, linseeds, hazelnuts. The wind power is transformed with a worm drive [a type of gear arrangement] to make the movement slow but very powerful.
First I gather some nuts and put them in the machine. When the machine starts pressing I just sit back and relax. The leftover pulp is full of protein, great for cooking or feed your animals and plants with. The machine doesn’t use heat which means good pure cold pressed oil is produced."


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