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Old 04-24-2008, 01:16 PM
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Question Bio Price

I was just wondering why the price of biodiesel was so high. It seems that when diesel goes up it does to. Makes no sense.
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Most BD sold commercially is a blend of BD & #2. As the price of #2 rises so will the price of blends.
Admittedly retailers seem very prone to charge a premium price for their BD blends. I cannot explain that phenomenon as anything other than greed.
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Hi this is Joe here in Reno. Im new to the bio forum. I have noticed the same thing. The only 3 sellers of bio here charge more than dino diesel. Im all for the renewable energy and all but it seems like that defeats the purpose of the bio? I have been wanting to try some in my truck to see what its like.
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I,m referring to 100% biodiesel. It should be alot less than regular diesel.
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tell me about it I paid 5.09 a gal. today! b-100
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5.09 yikes! It has been discussed here that feed stock should be avoided in the production of fuel. I tend to agree. If B100 is that expensive, it will surely mean higher food prices. There are better plants that can be used to make bio.
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tell me about it I paid 5.09 a gal. today! b-100
That is crazy but i do believe it. If you don't mind where did you fill up?
I have noticed the same thing the OP stated in my experiences. I also noticed that the price of veggie oil has gone up almost by 100% this year. I have a converted mercedes and sometime buy soy oil for my car at Cost Co. I remember the oil used to cost around $2, last year, and now its over $4.
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I have a converted mercedes and sometime buy soy oil for my car at Cost Co. I remember the oil used to cost around $2, last year, and now its over $4.
Sam's Club has always been around $4 for veg. Rice apparently is the hot commodity now. They said on the news that Sam's is limiting customers to 5 bags. With the high cost of fuels, I'm sure we'll see higher prices on many of our purchases down the road.
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The reason the B100 is getting high. Is that soybeans have gone from around $4.75 per 60 lbs a few years ago to $11.50 per 60 lbs. today. So soyoil has to go up as well.
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i rather burn biodiesel rather than ulsd, even if it is the same price or more due to biodiesels lubricating properties, as all of you who have burnt biodiesel, you can literally hear and feel the difference in between bio and ulsd. i would describe ulsd as "dry", not good. btw i paid $4.39 a gal. here in caili for b-20... what are you guys paying?
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i found a place yesterday here in alabama that has B70 for 3.79 a gallon.
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The reason the B100 is getting high. Is that soybeans have gone from around $4.75 per 60 lbs a few years ago to $11.50 per 60 lbs. today. So soyoil has to go up as well.
Yeah, I think the confusion with biodiesel consumers is homebrew bio (usually made from waste vegetable oil, thus little to no cost for the feedstock), versus a commercially made biodiesel which primarily uses soybeans. And soft commodity prices like corn and soybeans have gone through the roof.

So home-made bio is going to be cheap (infrastructure costs not withstanding), and commercial biodiesel is pacing petroleum diesel, and many times more expensive.

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