BioDiesel Class 101
Class # 10
- BioDiesel Storage
BioDiesel can be Stored
for a reasonable length of time provided that you take precautions. We
have successfully stored BioDiesel for 6 months over winter but took the
following precautions. We give more storage information in
our PGB book.
Keep heat to a minimum, do not store
it in direct sunlight, the cooler the better.
If you must store it in warm weather &
cannot keep it out of the sun, either put a reflective tarp over the
container or plan on using it up in a month or so just to
play it safe, heat promotes polymerization & oxidation.
Store it in tightly sealed FULL steel
drums to reduce oxygen absorption which causes fuel polymerization or
oxidation over time.
Make sure your BioDiesel is totally
bone dry before storage because moisture will promote the growth of slime bacteria &
can cause your fuel to break down. Besides slime will clog up fuel filters
Do not store it in any container which
contains Zinc or Copper for any length of time because these metals can migrate
into the BioDiesel & cause problems with your fuel system later on.
And you thought we forgot.....
What conditions should you store
How can you prevent oxidation of
What will happen if you store moist
Will any harm be done if BioDiesel is
stored inside of a Zinc coated steel drum?
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