Farmer Invents $100 Device that Replaces Diesel Fuel for Irrigation

Outlet: CleanTechnica

May 2, 2011

With the current price of diesel fuel stuck at around $4.00 per gallon, our diesel-dependent agriculture industry is in a fix. But thanks to a small grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one farmer has invented a new device that chips away at some of that. At a cost of $100 or less, he came up with a hydo-powered system that replaces the diesel engine formerly needed to drive his irrigation system…

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