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 12-01-2008, 14:37 Post: 158254
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I went on line to investigate making smal batches of biodiesel. The information is overwhelming. Has anyone made their own and have info to share?






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 12-01-2008, 15:31 Post: 158259
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 Biodiesel--anyone made their own

I think the concerns are good filtration (so it won't overload the machine's filter) and not gelling in cold temps.






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 12-01-2008, 15:40 Post: 158260
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We looked into it, but never went past the feasibility study stage.

It's like anything else, to compete against large volume producers you need basically free labour.

I guess if you had a lot of time off during the winter or something and had nothing better to do you could conceivably do it for not much $$ labour-wise, but you still have to build your 'still' and so on before you make a drop of burnable fuel.

In our case it wasn't going to be practical.

Besides, up here there's commercial bio-diesel vendors already.

Best of luck.






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 12-01-2008, 17:00 Post: 158264
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I haven't made any myself, but a friend made some out of a used cooking oil/diesel fuel concoction containing other ingredients, like so many ounces of fuel stabilizer, some Power Service, and other things that I can't remember for sure now. He only made one batch, the mess was more than he wanted to deal with besides not being sure what it might do the the insides of his new Power Stroke.






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 12-02-2008, 11:05 Post: 158284
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Good luck finding a reliable supplier of used oil - you will be battling other users who are paying restaurants etc for those products. My company is paying top dollar for animal and vegetable fats as prices are high.






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 12-02-2008, 11:14 Post: 158285
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Ann what does your company do?

My biodiesel journey has just begun. I'm more of the experimentation stage with an eye toward making enough for my own use. Road diesel is at $2.59 today.

My feeling is while fuel costs are low that will give me time to develop my craft and cultivate sources. Just the other day on Craigslist I found and picked up (15) 4- gallon pails with donut oil for free. His wifey says they had to go.

And if this gets to a grand scale (who knows) I have connections to the largest potato chip mfg. in Michigan. They process something like 10,000 lb. of potatoes a day. And another buddy has a restaurant.

But Ann I know what you're saying. Here today--gone tomorrow to the highest bidder.






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 12-02-2008, 15:37 Post: 158292
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We are a nutrition company making and blending complete feeds, premixes and basemixes for all kinds of livestock. We have national recognition but dont do retail. We buy a LOT of feed ingredients from all over the world.






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 12-02-2008, 16:18 Post: 158293
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Ann, since you are answering questions about what you do and such and this one probably is answered already and missed it:

The two bolts, what kind of application were they in? How did they end up so damaged? Is that normal? Realize the last two may be answered by a question before it. Know that each time I see them I wonder and just how close something was of failing and how close someone may been to not being happy. Thanks kt






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 12-03-2008, 09:15 Post: 158315
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Jeff, before you get too excited you need to look at all the angles.

Most sources of 'free' oil will want you to take all or none, they can't stock pile until you are ready to take some. You will also need tanks for both raw and treated oil, and storage and disposal of the waste products.

Also, don't forget about the taxes, you can add about $0.40 a gallon to whatever your cost of production is to give to Uncle Sam and the State.

Best of luck.






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 12-03-2008, 13:48 Post: 158335
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KT - no problem
The two were grade 5 (I think) bolts used to attach a post hole auger to the post hole gear drive. At the time they were used the auger struck the underside of a concrete slab and ended up damaging the PTO clutch inside the tractor when a single grade 2 bolt would have sufficed for the job and would have sheared right off protecting the clutch. Its unfortunate the two bolts held as long as they did.






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