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Hi,
I am Vedula. i live in Caifornia, SF Bay area.

1. I want to start bio diesel production as a small scale industy.
2. Are there any small scale production units in this area?
3. Waht is the cost involved?
4. Are there any ready buyers for biodiesel?

Please help me in whatever way you can?

Thx,
Regards,
Vedula.
 
Registered: April 18, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Please help me in whatever way you can?



You want to start a small-scale industry business, and yet you want us to do 100% of your homework for you? Doomed to failure from the start. Here's how I can help: Google is your friend.

If you want a short answer to your question, you're pretty much wasting your time. Here's some of the work done for you: http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=how+c...+in+San+Francisco%3F

Cheers, John

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I you have the start-up capital needed (0.5M to 2M, the scale i'm experience with) depending on whether you are buying or leasing property, then contact me. I'm busy puting together a 3M gal per year plant in San Diego right now, however in a year or so we will be ready to start another, and San Francisco doesn't seem like a bad place.
 
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Vedula,

The biggest thing to consider is feedstock. Where are you going to get all your oil? I can tell you that the San Francisco bay area is probably THE MOST competitive area for used restaurant fryer oil in the country.

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I just ran across a fabricator here in the South who has a 500,000 gallon biodiesel plant available for about 25 cents on the dollar. Brand new, all stainless steel... only needs a boiler. But, as others said... secure your feedstock first. The "experts" in the South talk about the 'good old days' of the biodiesel industry being two or three years ago.

You may want to follow David Blume's approach on small scale (up to a million gallons) ethanol using locally available feedstocks and sold locally. The key is to find a way to make money on everything your hand touches along the way. No such thing as waste... only things we haven't figured out how to place a value on yet. David wrote the book "Alcohol Can Be A Gas" and puts on seminars on permaculture and ethanol production. Small can be more profitable than big. Not easy... but very possible.


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Originally posted by srvedula:

Please help me in whatever way you can?



You want to start a small-scale industry business, and yet you want us to do 100% of your homework for you? Doomed to failure from the start. Here's how I can help: Google is your friend.

If you want a short answer to your question, you're pretty much wasting your time. Here's some of the work done for you: http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=how+c...+in+San+Francisco%3F

Cheers, John



Thank you John for your frank opening statement Smile
 
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I you have the start-up capital needed (0.5M to 2M, the scale i'm experience with) depending on whether you are buying or leasing property, then contact me. I'm busy puting together a 3M gal per year plant in San Diego right now, however in a year or so we will be ready to start another, and San Francisco doesn't seem like a bad place.



Hi Helpinghand,

Thank you very much for your response.
I read so many articles etc. on biodiesel making etc.
I think funding is o.k.
Do you know if there are any consultants who can help with me project report etc.

If possible give me your contact info so that i can contact you.
My personal email id id srvedula@yahoo.com

Thank you,
Regards,
Vedula.
 
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