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Old 03-21-2008, 05:13 PM
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Bio, Here we Come!

I just secured my first weekly pickup of WVO. It won't amount to much at first, 30 gals a week or so, but its a start.

My processing tanks will be on a truck from Iowa next week.. then I've just to get a drum of methanol and some misc. valves and pumps.

Going from fabman's example over in the biofuel forum, I think I'll use magnesol for a chemical wash, so that I'm not waiting days for batches to "Dry"

Next will be a diesel powered Volkswagon Jetta or Passat... 40mpg for less than $10k with a fuel est. cost of $1.00gal? SOLD!
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Check you out man you don't even own a diesel for 3 months and there you go making your own go juice. GO MAN GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
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Good on ya' Joe!!! Can't wait to see how it turn's out.
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Don't forget about all that WVO setting up at Jimbo's didn't he say you could have it ?
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Picked it up this morning, looks to be about 60 - 80 gals or so..
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Your just a cooking now ............. or will be soon .
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Well, My first Dr. Pepper method batch was a horrible failure, haha

One of the jugs I picked up at jimbos was a oddball smaller container of peanut oil (others were soy oil). This oil looked to be unused, so I used it for the test batch. What I got was about 2" of bio and about 1 liter of soap sludge..
(I'm thinking that just the fact that was old / sat outside /absorbed moisture possibly made it more acidic)


For the 2nd test, i picked up some virgin canola oil, and from what I've seen so far, it looks to have worked better.. I won't know until the morning when I can get back down to the shop and see what settled out.

I got some pics of the failed batch, and I'll get some of the (hopefully) successful batch in the morning

Happy Easter everybody
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That's cool Joe keep us posted .
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Man if I tried going biodiesel, it would be just my luck that diesel would drop below 1.50 a gallon.
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Man if I tried going biodiesel, it would be just my luck that diesel would drop below 1.50 a gallon.
Well hurry up then, we all need a break!
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Dont have anything to put it in though...
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Here's the failed batch: soap!




And the successful batch using 100% new oil:



Successful 3/27 test: (here you dissolve 3ml of your bio into 27ml of methanol and check to make sure the bio completely dissolves and doesn't settle)



I'm going to play around with a mini water-wash on this batch tomorrow and see if i can clear it up.

I figure at 1 Liter of bio, I have 1/2 a tank of dino in my truck, this works out to like 1/55 or roughly B2.

I hate to waste it, but I'm going to run many many more tests on this before it goes in the truck
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Lookin good Joe keep it up.
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Last night I scored a 250gal poly tote, and 6 50gal plastic drums..

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You the Man Joe your just turning into a bio fuel junkie
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