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Old 07-24-2008, 09:33 PM
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wanting to make my own biodiesel need a little help

I am wanting to make my own biodiesel fuel. Could you send me to a place on a system that works. I have read a few things on the net. What is a processor? I was thinking of using used cooking oil. any help and pointer would be great.
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I am wanting to make my own biodiesel fuel. Could you send me to a place on a system that works. I have read a few things on the net. What is a processor? I was thinking of using used cooking oil. any help and pointer would be great.
thanks for the help.
while researching processes and processors you should be focused on getting oil. that is the single most difficult part of making Bio. The second is getting rid of waste water and by products. After that the rest is downhill.
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what do you do with the excess water and soap?
Is it necessary to purchase the book on Welcome - Collaborative Biodiesel Tutorial Website
I will make some call on getting some wvo.
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Is it necessary to purchase the book on Welcome - Collaborative Biodiesel Tutorial Website
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I don't water wash at all so I can't help you with the water. I use the GL1 process
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The soap/glycerin at this point I am stock piling. I add the previous batch Glycerin into the next batch while heating and circulating to remove the methanol and any trapped oil. I am looking into some Soap (bar and liquid) making but I can't use or sell that much soap so I am looking at the viability of using to suppress dust in our gravel parking lot and also using it in a waste oil burner. Neither of which I am sure yet will be good options.

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do you use this type of bio fuel because it is easer, less steps, or does your pickup run better on it? Are their advantages to this fuel?
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The fuel comes out the same as water washed fuel for all practical purposes. It just that I am not real keen on adding water to fuel we try so hard to keep dry. Also water washing opens itself up to emulsions (difficult to break back to separate fuel and water), takes more time and creates more waste.
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