Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Dutch creative Dave Hakkens has harnessed wind power to create home-made oils.
His Windoil press is a simple contraption made from a funnel, metal fins and a gear mechanism. Hakkens gathers nuts and places them in the funnel. As the wind blows, the metal fins rotate and activate the gear mechanism that grinds the nuts and extracts the oil. Once the oil has been extracted, the pulp can be used for cooking or as animal and plant feed.
City-dwellers are increasingly rejecting imported food and growing their own. Many of them don’t have access to land or the right equipment, however. Windoil is a simple, accessible way for consumers to create their own oil.
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