Wind Oil by Dave Hakkens

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Dutch desginer Dave Hakkens created a wind powered oil press able to make home made oil. Once the nuts have been gathered and placed into the funnel of the press the wind rotates the metal fins, powering the gear mechanism to grind the nuts and extract the oil. This is just phenomenal, I so love it!

I like good food! Food which is made in the right way with good ingredients. Usually this is home made food. But his often takes a lot of time and energy.. So we start making food industrial to reduce this..which is smart but it also makes poor quality food. I wanted to make a machine which would get the best of both production methods and produce good products on a easy way..

I made an oil pressing machine which works only on wind energy. The machine is made to press nuts and seeds such as walnuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, linseeds, hazelnuts. The wind power is transformed with a worm drive to make the movement slow but very powerful.

First I gather some nuts and put them in the machine. When the machine starts pressing I just sit back and relax. The leftover pulp is full of protein, great for cooking or feed your animals and plants with.. The machine doesn’t use heat which means good pure cold pressed oil is produced. The oil is put into old (soy sauce and dressing) bottles, labeled and sealed with a cork.
That’s the only thing I need to pay for, the cork and the label, the rest is just for free…

 

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Davide was born and raised in the tiny Piemonte town of Biella, world-famous for its textiles and the hometown of Michaelangelo Pistoletto. A life-long passion for design and innovation led Davide to New York City, where he lives with his family. He created Gessato in 2006, and he's been pioneering new communication tools and techniques ever since.

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