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Old 10-07-2008, 01:25 PM
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Anyone making BioFuel? Cheap Fuel!

I have done a bit of research on this and the making of the fuel doesn't seem to off the beaten path. Were I work I have a decent amount of Veggie oil that I can get for free, at least 30 to 40 gallons a week. I already spoke to facilities and they are all for me to take it. I am happy with this supply because a limited amount of cooking in the oil is poultry and majority potato frying! Keeping the acids and fats down. I have looked on the internet and found a system that is complete with a $3,000 proce tag. Trying to keep this cheap, I am more along the line of making the system myself. I already located a majority of the parts necessary to make the system. With fuel being at $3.70 a gal, i can make this fuel for $1.00 a gal if not less and I figure any costs that I put out in parts to make the system, I will recoup back in a about 4 to 6 months. I guess my thoughts are, has anyone made a a system to make Biofuels? I love chemistry and the process doesn't seem that complicated at all. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:01 PM
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$3000? For what? I thought the filtering and simple treatment was just that, simple.

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Welcome to FTE We have a biodiesel forum here, and there are over 2 dozen of us that make biodiesel. Come join us, and we'll get you started too!

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Old 11-07-2008, 11:03 PM
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I made BioDiesel back around 2000. Stopped and went SVO. $3,000 for a setup? I don't have $3000 in everything I have!!!
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Old 11-21-2008, 06:22 PM
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Spending a decent amount of money you can build one for around $1200.
It can also be done for less also, much, much less. I think my first one we built it almost free. Just paid for the chemicals and minor items.
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i think you guys may be spending to much money, i make my own fuel for my f250, i may have spent around $200.00, on my pump and filtering system i built, but thin i'm trying to save money on fuel, not spend it. i read what jimandmandy said and he's right, my program is "KISS" keep it simple stupid. NO pund intended to any one.

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Old 05-26-2011, 08:47 PM
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alternative fuel systems

[quote=Stroked99;6624019] yes, you can make a cheap fuel, veg. oil is not it , the cost for the equipment needed is costly , the process isn't that hard to do but used oils is less costly. i just told another member how to do it, look for pappy2 in comments, easier and less expensive process. i have an f250 runs fine, no problems so far. " don't try,and you'll never find out" good luck
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