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I can speak from actual experience.
I have made literally hundreds of gallons of bio diesel and clocked thousands of miles on bio.
You can process the batch in 3 hours maybe a little less depending on what process you use. I use the 80/20 process with a pre-wash which does use a little more time in processing.
That is just the processing time. The wash and dry operation will add more time.
Depending on how you do it, that will take a day each. This is not actual hands on time but rather clock time. Most of the time will be spent waiting for settling etc. Not actual hands on but time none the less.
So technically you can make bio in in 3 hours but in actuality it will consume three days on average maybe more to be ready for use.
As for the hotshot bio processors typically being advertised, most are BS. Stay away from the plastic conicals that sound too good to be true.
That is not to say there aren't very good ones being sold because there are. They are priced accordingly. If you buy a turnkey processor for less than the 4k range you are wasting your money.
I use a home made processor and get very good conversion. It isn't rocket science but there are critical aspects to the conversion that will make or break the outcome.
Additionally there are safety concerns which are relatively easy to deal with but you MUST use precautions. Making bio diesel is totally doable and can be gratifying.
What ever you decide don't buy anything until you learn about the process first. It will keep you from wasting time and money.
Big Red = 2001 F250 4X4 Crew Cab Short Bed 108K mi.
TS 6 Position Chip, Tony Wildman Tunes , MBRP Stainless 4 inch exhaust
K&N intake, Zoodad mod, HX crossover. Optix boost, pyro and trans temp gauges.
Rebuilt trans with Tugger shift kit and 40,000 gvw TruCool cooler.
Running B100 home brew bio.