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What is BioDiesel
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Drying BioDiesel
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The FREE BioDiesel 101 Class!

What is BioDiesel At What Cost? Oil Collection Oil Titration Methoxide Mixing Making BioDiesel Washing BioDiesel Drying BioDiesel Moisture Testing Filtering BioDiesel Storage Waste Glycerol Q & A

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Our FREE internet class covers the basics on how to make a 40 gallon batch of high quality BioDiesel.
For the details you'll need to get our book HERE
 

    Our goal is to show you how easy BioDiesel is to make.
We hope to inspire you to begin making your own fuel using our book "Pretty Good BioDiesel".
Our exclusive book contains 215 Hyperlinked pages just jammed packed with BioDiesel information and it provides you with the fine details missing from this free online class. Our exclusive book covers construction details to build 3 different safe BioDiesel Processors along with Washing and Drying Tanks, troubleshooting the process, sources of suppliers and a lot more. Over 3 years of research has been done for you in this great book all tucked neatly in one place to save you frustration & time.

  Let's begin CLASS....

    BioDiesel is made using a chemical process patented back in 1940's by Colgate (and others)  while looking for a way to manufacture glycerin for the war effort. The process was called Transesterification.  In layman's terms the Oil molecule chain gets broken up, the alcohol molecule gets chemically bonded to it with the Lye acting as a Catalyst and forms a new chemical called a Methyl Ester. This new chemical compound is neither vegetable oil, nor alcohol and it is not simply vegetable oil thinned with alcohol. It is a new chemical compound rich in oxygen which makes it burn cleanly. Classified as a non-flammable, it has a flash point much higher than alcohol and even higher than #2 Diesel fuel making it very safe to store and handle. It provides great lubrication to all fuel injection components and your engine will run quieter & smoother. It has a very similar Cetane number, viscosity characteristic and energy density to #2 diesel fuel making it an excellent substitute fuel. Finished & polished BioDiesel is biodegradable, considered non-toxic and because it is carbon neutral, it does not contribute to global warming which makes it environmentally earth friendly.

    BioDiesel is made using Vegetable Oil, Alcohol, Lye, Mixing and Heat. It is important to realize that only organic oils such as corn, soybean, cooking oils and meat oils such as Fish or meat fats can be used as the base oil. BioDiesel cannot be made out of petroleum based oils. Most people make BioDiesel out of used restaurant deep fryer grease which is normally available locally for free.

    Processing a useable volume of BioDiesel from oil, alcohol & lye to make 40 gallons at once is where our "All in One" BioDiesel Processor design comes into play, you will want to get our book so that you can build our safe, and effective BioDiesel Processing Equipment and make your own $1 a gallon biodiesel. Price will vary depending on prevailing chemical costs in your area at the time. Time of year, spot market prices and location within country dictate the cost. Be aware this is a well established chemical process and ALL home brew BioDiesel uses the same chemicals so one processor will not make fuel any cheaper nor quicker than another, however processor design will dictate the ease and to some extent the quality of fuel made. Our Processor designs are well thought out and proven to make fuel much easier than others.

Check out these numbers for a relative cost comparison of 160 gallons of fuel.
BioDiesel @ $1.00 a gallon
#2 diesel @ $3.00 a gallon

160 gal of BioDiesel = $160
160 gal of #2 Diesel = $480

Home made BioDiesel would have saved you $320 in fuel costs!

The $320 you saved more than pays for the book & building your processor.

    Key information:

  1. The Oil must be DRY because water in the mix makes soap instead of BioDiesel.
     

  2. The Alcohol must be anhydrous (dry) which is why most people use Methanol alcohol instead of expensive anhydrous Ethanol. Methanol is cheaper to purchase, can be purchased cheaply in anhydrous form & does not absorb water out of the air as readily as Ethanol which are the reasons why it is the alcohol of choice for making BioDiesel.
     

  3. The Lye can be either Sodium Hydroxide, or it can be Potassium Hydroxide (Potash), each has it's own benefits.

Ok, now that we have covered the basics, lets start looking at how to make BioDiesel as we promised you.

The ten steps to making BioDiesel Fuel

  1. Collect waste vegetable oil.

  2. Fill processor with oil.

  3. Heat oil to the optimum process temperature.

  4. Titrate oil for pH & check dryness.

  5. Mix chemicals (Lye & Alcohol).

  6. Add chemical mixture to the hot oil.

  7. Mix the oil & chemicals for an hour.

  8. Stop processing & let settle a few hours.

  9. Drain out waste glycerol.

  10. Collect the raw BioDiesel Fuel.

  11. Wash it.

  12. Dry it.

  13. Filter & pump it into a storage drum.

  14. Filter & Pump it into your vehicle & drive off.

Look to the left side of this page & locate the hyperlinks, starting at the top one open & read each topic, take the quiz provided at the end of each lesson to see how you did and then move on to the next BioDiesel lesson.
Click HERE to start class "What is biodiesel"

 


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