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Old 06-17-2008, 10:19 PM
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Clear biodiesel????

I have made biodiesel that is still a bright amber and crystal clear. my question is , is there a way to make this stuff clear and take away the amber color or is that color just the nature of the beast.
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I heard the color is a result of the oil that you use. Different oils; Soy, Canola, Corn, olive will produce different colors.

Crystal Clear - are you dry washing?
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I heard the color is a result of the oil that you use. Different oils; Soy, Canola, Corn, olive will produce different colors.

Crystal Clear - are you dry washing?

actually no, I'm water washing with a fine mist for about 30 min and then for about 20 min under high pressure then I heat dry the fuel for about 8 hrs at about 150*. this produces a bright amber yet clear biodiesel.
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The amber color is no problem at all. It is just the characteristic imparted by the oil feedstock.
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in my 3ish years of using biodiesel i have seen bio in almost every color except blue or purple.
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