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You don't have to worry about gelling in NV. Under 40 degrees is the point at which gelling becomes a concern, and biodiesel can perform okay down into the low teens with the same additives used for petrodiesel in northern climates.
As kwik said, mixing w/ petro lowers the gel point. The complicated systems for tank heating are mostly used by people running SVO, which is much more gel-prone than biodiesel. For biodiesel, the easiest thing to do is to put a small electric heating pad (available for big trucks) on the outside of the tank next to the outlet. This can be plugged into a 12V source (battery charger) overnight and run off of the vehicle's electrical system when underway. [DON"T FORGET TO DISCONNECT THE CHARGER.] Then you can get a line heater and/or a heater/filter from Dacor to finish the job.
Honestly, there are trucks running in Aaska in the winter on pure biodiesel, using the same approaches as they use for petrodiesel to prevent gelling.
Also, the comment I have seen on other threads that biodiesel is subject to bacterial decomposition, while true, is not really relevant. Petro has the same problem, which is solved in the same way, by adding antibacterial stuff to it at the refinery.
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