The start of a research vineyard on the energy farm, 2012.
Silver Hills Vineyard and Winery have been participating in our grape-seed recycling program since 2011.
WunderRosa Vineyards, participated in our sustainability surveys, 2011.
Small batch hand separation of the pomace. Here the separation is occurring in the Finger Lakes of New York in 2011.
Determination of the best separation techniques. Hand separation of the seeds from the skins. The skins are fed to cattle and chickens while the seeds are pressed for oil and pellets, 2012.
Hand separation of the seeds from the skins. The skins are fed to cattle and chickens while the seeds are pressed for oil and pellets, 2012.
Solar drying seeds, 2011.
This tabby oilseed press looks a lot like a Komet and was used to press the first grape-seed oil in Nebraska in 2011.
A Komet oilseed press fresh out of the box.
Pressing grape-seed using a Komet oil-seed press in 2011.
Grape-seed oil being pressed in Iowa, the first ever in the state, September, 2012.
Seeds, oil and grape-seed pellets are pressed using 100% solar energy, 2011.
Burning grape-seed pellets in a pellet stove. The pellets have similar properties to woody biomass pellets. Winter, 2011.