Montana State University
MSU Extension > Energy > Ag Bio Fuel

College Department

Oilseed & Oilseed Processing Information

Biodiesel Information

Montana Oilseed Markets: Historical Price & Production Statistics - Provides accurate information about recent yields, prices and acreage for Montana oilseed crops.

Oilseed Processing: An Overview - Provides a general overview of the oilseed processing industry.
Small Scale Oilseed Processing - Provides detailed information about small scale (community or on-farm) oilseed processing.
Large Scale Commercial Oilseed Processing - Provides information about the commercial oilseed processing technology.
Oilseed, Biodiesel and Ethanol Subsidies & Renewable Energy Mandates: US Federal & Selected State Initiatives - Provides a summary of many of the various US Federal and Montana programs that provide support for oilseed processing and biodiesel production.
Camelina Production in Montana (MontGuide) - Provides information about growing Camelina in Montana.  Camelina has been cited as a potential biodiesel feedstock in Montana.
Biodiesel FAQ - Provides basic factual information about biodiesel.

Oilseed, Biodiesel and Ethanol Subsidies & Renewable Energy Mandates: US Federal & Selected State Initiatives - Provides a summary of many of the various US Federal and Montana programs that provide support for oilseed processing and biodiesel production.

Small Scale Biodiesel Production: An Overview - Provides detailed information about small (personal) scale biodiesel production economics and technologies.

Commercial Biodiesel Production in Montana - Provides an overview of the major issues related to commercial biodiesel production in Montana.

Feedstock Requirements for Large Scale 100 Million Gallon Biodiesel Production Facilities in Montana - Provides factual information about the implications of a 100 million gallon biodiesel facility in Montana.

  Biodiesel Case Studies

Other Biodiesel Related Information

Entrepreneurship Education for Successful Bio-Energy Production Project

This project provided 2 to 4 hour training sessions for Montanans interested in oilseed processing and biodiesel production.  Please contact your local county extension office about scheduling an event in your area.

Decision Making Tools:

Biodiesel Cash Flow Worksheet: This worksheet allows users to compare biodiesel production options based on their specific situation. This worksheet may be downloaded for your personal use. Revised February 2009

Oilseed Processing Cash Flow Worksheet:This worksheet allows users to compare small scale oilseed processing based on their specific situation. This worksheet may be downloaded for your personal use. Revised February 2009

Biodiesel Cash Flow/Income Statement Worksheet:  This worksheet allows users to compare small scale oilseed processing and biodiesel production options based on their specific situation. This worksheet may be downloaded for your personal use. April 2008