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post #1 of 7 Old 12-21-2009, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody out there making and running biodiesel? Some interesting articles at Home-made Biodiesel: Everything you need to know. and Making Biodiesel - Homemade Biodiesel - Make Your Own Biodiesel. I may give this a try next year... will do a write up if it looks promising ...


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I don't make it, but I have seen it done. I do run B-20 in my truck.

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Read and Read more. I made Bio for a year and now run SVO. Read some in the bio section. lots of info there.

look for an oil source first. that is the hardest part of this. once you find a GOOD source then start messing with it. You can make a processor for less then $500.

Next piece of info is dont waste time with water washing, let it settle for as long as you can and dry with with resin (purolite and the like) or echopure.

V1 was about $500


V2 added 2 wash barrels

V3 was the same processor as v1 but added settling barrels and drywash kegs (purolite)



Yes those are 5 gal pepsi kegs (aka corney kegs)

Just a basic 01 F350 CCLB SRW -Good from a far but far from good
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I always wanted to give this a try also, and during the course of my research, I couldn't ignore the down sides. I remember looking at the downsides to the point that I finally gave up and decided to go with my good local sources of B20 and B50.

If you're the kind of guy that doesn't mind having a decent sized area committed for lots of barrels and other material, and piping that is run to and from many barrells, and then if the odor doesn't bother you, etc.

At some point there will be odor, there will be spills, and there will ALWAYS be the exposure to caustic chemicals too. So, at first the idea is always very enticing then right before I decided to move on it I accepted that I didn't want all the hassle.

If you don't care about the downsides then go for it.

My advice on a machine, would be to just buy a good machine and spend the money for something that is ready to run. Something that is a drywash system, instead of trying to make something. It would be well worth the extra expense IMHO and
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Anybody out there making and running biodiesel? Some interesting articles at Home-made Biodiesel: Everything you need to know. and Making Biodiesel - Homemade Biodiesel - Make Your Own Biodiesel. I may give this a try next year... will do a write up if it looks promising ...

There's a whole section of the .Org here just for you!

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A friend and I have been making Bio for 3yrs now. We bought a
machine and a building, to keep it out of our garages. Works great,
I run 80-90% in the summer none in the winter, don't need the trouble.
I have an 01 Powerstroke, some mods, my partner in crime runs an
05 Duramax, he runs 50% all summer. We both pull 40' toy haulers
no differance in power or mpg. I love the stuff. We water wash,
I think this is the best way, alot cleaner product. We have never plugged a
fuel filter. We have a very good oil source, very clean oil. If you need more,
PM me for my phone number. We payed off our cost in two years, because
the first year we had it, fuel was around $5 per gal.
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Thanks for the great info folks! I'll look into this in the spring (glad to hear that ther is a forum section too)... I've got plenty of Barn space to devote if its worth while...

Scott

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