Residues are leftovers from plant parts. They are hence plant parts of which a substance, ie oil, ... has already been derived.
Examples[edit | edit source]
Advantages[edit | edit source]
Unlike most plant parts (ie young branches, ...) or freshly cut logs, residues from crops such as de-oiled cakes are very dry and have a much higher energy density.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Vegetable fats and oils: list of oil crops
- File:Oil_crops.png; appropriate oil crops in various parts of the world
References[edit | edit source]
- By discarded we mean left to compost on the agricultural field or burned on the agricultural field, used in a biodigester, ... This as it still contains useful nutrients
- Musco Family Olive Co. burning oil pits at farm for energy production
- Oil can never be completely extracted from oil crops so some oil remains in the residue, increasing its energy density