Responcible glycerin disposal - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Bio-Diesel/Alternative Fuels and Supplements Bio-Diesel and related Discussion. Ask Questions and discuss what has worked for you here.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 02-05-2011, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
hheynow's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ethereal State
Posts: 424
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Responcible glycerin disposal

A friend has been making bioD for two years now but never had a plan for his glycerin disposal. He now has over 300 gallons of raw glycerin he needs to get rid of. He does not want to dump it illegally or pay for its disposal but is willing to haul it locally to whomever can use it.

What sort of industry will gladly take this raw glycerin? Where are the home brewers taking theirs? What are the commercial bioD producers doing with theirs?

Our recycling centers at the dump will grudgingly take 15 gallons at a time but he has >300 gallons! (I told him to convert his Powerstroke but he was insistent on building a processor).

1997 F-350 7.3L PSD - 326K miles - 40+K on VO - Plant Drive Kit
1984 Mercedes 300D NA - 160K miles - 10+K on VO - Custom Two Tank
Running on VO and biodiesel since May 2006
Without oil you're nowhere!

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
hheynow is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 02-05-2011, 03:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kaneohe, HI and Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 931
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
build a still and get the methanol out and then he can just dump it in his yard or sell it. Go to there are guys looking to buy it because they are looking to distill the methanol out of it.

Early 99 crew cab long bed SRW
Vegistroke V3.
Support Grease Mafia on Facebook
erbilabuc is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 02-05-2011, 05:38 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
muns53's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Hudson Valley, NY region
Posts: 239
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to muns53
Or, use it as heating fuel. Here's your huckleberry... Glycerin burning technology from AlterHeat

'02 7.3L Excursion Limited; ~225Kmi total; ~140Kmi on WVO
Vegistroke V3 (4/09); HIH, Aux Pump, FPHE (11/10); PHP Gryphon custom; 6637;
WW; Turbomaster; EBPV delete; 4" exhaust; Terminator HPOP; Tru-cool; Evans NPG+;
ARI triple-disc TC; V/B-code springs; Bilsteins; 30mm sway bar; 190A alternator; F650 dash, etc.
muns53 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 02-21-2011, 01:17 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
E'sStrokr01's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 441
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm sure there are more informed sources than me, however from what I know.......yes, you can compost glycerin if it's derived from potassium hydroxide and NOT sodium hydroxide.

Second, and most importantly......... however you choose to "burn" the glycerin just be advised that when it burns at or around 400 degrees farenheit that it produces a gas called Acrolein which is a nasty hazardous carcinogenic that I'm sure you don't wanna try to inhale

I guess if it's in an enlosed type burner or whatever it'd be fine but I don't think many people have been burning it any amount of time to say exactly which way or type of burner is safe

A company or business that makes soap should also gladly take the glycerin and that's what I'd do first

Hope this helps
E'sStrokr01 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome