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Q: What uses are there for the rape oil?
A: The oil can be used for cooking or may be used in oil burners for house, w/shop, drier etc. Converted diesel engines can run on 100% oil, or the oil can be esterified to produce bio-diesel suitable for diesel engines.

Q: What uses are there for the rape cake pills? (Pellets that are about 6mm diameter and 10 to 40mm in length.)
A: The pills can either be used as part of an animal feed ration, or they can be used as fuel in heating boilers.

Q: How much oil will 1 tonne of rapeseed produce?
A: Approximately 30 to 35% of the rapeseed will be extracted as oil giving around 300 to 350 litres per tonne. The remaining cake pills will have an oil content of approximately 12 %.

Q: What is the lifetime of the wearing components in the press unit?
A: The screw has an approximate life of 90 to 100 tonnes (30,000 litres of oil), but this can vary depending on the sample and cleanliness of rape being crushed. This equates to a cost of around 1 pence per litre of oil produced.

Q: How much energy will be used to produce 1 litre of oil?
A: 1 litre of oil will consume about 125 watts, costing about 1 pence of electricity to produce.

For this study, nine healthy men took either 600 mg of CBD or the same dose of a placebo. According to the researcher, those treated with CBD had lower blood pressure before and after exposure to stressful stimuli (including exercise or extreme cold).

According to a 2017 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, only 30.95% of CBD products sold online were correctly labeled. Most contained less CBD than advertised, while 21.43% had significant amounts of THC.

There is some evidence that CBD interacts with seizure medications such as Onfi (clobazam) and boosts their concentration in the blood. Further research is needed.


Since some CBD oils contain trace amounts of THC, you should avoid driving or using heavy machinery when taking CBD oil, particularly when first starting treatment or using a new brand.

Medical marijuana is frequently prescribed to people with intractable (treatment-resistant) pain, including those with terminal cancer. There is some evidence that CBD contributes to this benefit.

Many of these interactions are mild and require no adjustment to treatment. Others may require a drug substitution or the separation of doses by several hours.

CBD oil should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. A 2018 study from the American Academy of Pediatrics warned women to avoid marijuana during pregnancy due to the potential risks to a baby’s development. Although it is unclear how CBD contributes, CBD is known to pass through the placental barrier.

As part of today’s announcement, BDC will make available higher risk financing for Canada’s oil and gas sector, to strengthen companies’ financial position and complement financing available from EDC and other financial institutions. These commercial loans, ranging in size between $15 million and $60 million each, are meant to be used to fund operational cashflow needs for a 12-month period which in turn will ensure a degree of continuity of operations during this period of uncertainty. Eligible companies must have been financially viable prior to the current economic environment.

Additional details regarding the new oil and gas sector support program are being finalized and will be made available shortly. Existing BDC clients should contact their account manager for more information. Non-clients are encouraged to visit to sign up for an update once details become available.

“Canada’s energy sector employs hundreds of thousands of Canadians. Our government is working hard to help save these Canadian businesses and jobs, while creating the kinds of supports that will help them rebuild when we reach the other side,” said the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade. “This new commercial support through BDC and EDC will help these important businesses remain positive contributors to the Canadian economy—throughout these uncertain times and for years to come.”

“BDC is here to support Canadian entrepreneurs in good times and in bad. Working with EDC, we are committed to helping businesses, big and small, get through this incredibly challenging time,” said Michael Denham, President and CEO of BDC. “Our focus is to bring liquidity to Canadian companies, including those in the oil and gas sector, to help them stay afloat and keep their employees working.”

The commercial support, being developed by BDC and EDC, is intended to help Canada’s exploration and production, mid-stream, and oil-field companies navigate these uncertain times. The new measures are aimed at helping bring liquidity into the market in order to manage the challenges companies are facing due to the global pandemic and decline in oil prices.

This new support comes on top of measures already included in the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP) as well as other measures previously announced by BDC available to smaller companies in all sectors, including working capital loans for businesses impacted by COVID-19 with flexible repayment terms such as principal postponements to help bridge entrepreneurs to a more stable time. Since the beginning of March, the Bank has processed more than 30,000 payment postponements for its existing clients and authorized 4.5 times more financing dollars that it had during the same period last year.

MONTREAL, April 17, 2020—As part of a Team Canada response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Government of Canada, through BDC, Canada’s bank for entrepreneurs, and Export Development Canada (EDC) will make available additional financial capacity to help support Canada’s oil and gas sector.