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August 07, 2007, 09:50 AM
Graydon Blair
101 Uses For Biodiesel
Since people have raved over Biodiesel & Biodiesel Glycerin Based Soap, let's see if we can come up with all the different uses for Biodiesel & the by-product glycerin.

Biodiesel
1. Replacement for diesel fuel
2. Replacement for home heating fuel
3. Replacement for "Goo Off"
4. BBQ Cleaner
5. Rubber Eater
6. Tee-Kee Torch Fuel

Glycerin
1. Engine Degreaser
2. Source of Methanol (Methanol Recovery)
3. Floor Cleaner
4. Make Soap from it
5. Compost
6. Emulsion Breaker

OK, share the wealth...




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August 07, 2007, 10:12 AM
Spencnaz
Biodiesel

1. turbine start up fuel for ground running of engines.
2. first stage booster fuel for rocket engines. (not sure of the specific impulse generated but it would help with launch pollution).

Glycerin

1. de-methed and mixed with animal feed, I'm told that animals love the taste.
2. feed stock for a methane digester (this sounds like a good idea, I'll have to do more research on it to see if it helps or hinders methanogenesis).


Illegitimi Non Carborundum
August 07, 2007, 01:10 PM
szscott
Biodiesel
ant killer
August 07, 2007, 01:30 PM
Ryan P.
Demethed glycerin

Earwig killer

I pulled a drip pan out from under my glycerin settling jug; I couldn't have squeezed another earwig into that shallow pool of glycerin if you paid me. One solid dead earwig/glycerin lump. Eeeeeeew! Razz
August 07, 2007, 02:36 PM
suntecbioenergy
not sure about this one but i have been told people have used it as a 2 stroke oil.

How is it used as a Emulsion Breaker does anyone know.


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August 07, 2007, 07:01 PM
Graydon Blair
quote:

How is it used as a Emulsion Breaker does anyone know.

Biodiesel Glycerin can do wonders to break an emulsion.

Here's the link to it:
http://www.biodieselcommunity.org/breakingemulsions/

-Graydon




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August 07, 2007, 07:34 PM
Murphy
I heard biodiesel cures cancer...


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August 07, 2007, 07:43 PM
RickDaTech
Biodiesel does a number on bathtub soap scum.





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August 08, 2007, 12:48 AM
ProjectPurity
Biodiesel
Paint stripper (it has 'gummed' the paint on my garage floor and blistered my car's paint when i didn't remove a filling spill once)

Glycerine
Used to clean anything that i get WVO all over (reactor, wash tank, floor, other equipment)
August 08, 2007, 12:53 AM
Andrew M
quote:
I heard biodiesel cures cancer...


I heard it will make hair grow back if you are bald...

Don't need it yet, but I hope it's true just in case!


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August 08, 2007, 06:16 AM
Robert Law
quote:
Originally posted by Andrew Morris:
quote:
I heard biodiesel cures cancer...


I heard it will make hair grow back if you are bald...

Don't need it yet, but I hope it's true just in case!


It gives you a bigger...

Oh never mind!! Big Grin
August 08, 2007, 09:53 AM
Spencnaz
....wallet? At least in my case.


Illegitimi Non Carborundum
August 08, 2007, 10:11 AM
dedalus
It would make a good additive to a waterless hand cleaner; the kind they used to put petroleum distillates in, and put +/- limonene in now.
August 09, 2007, 02:04 PM
troy
Biodiesel makes a lovely lubricant for use on a metal lathe. I never use K-1 any more. The smell is much more pleasant and it's FAR less toxic.

It's also not a bad substitute for WD-40, keeping in mind it may eat paint and/or plastic.

WVO makes a pretty decent wood preservative, though I only have a couple of test pieces that are two years old. The next test I want to set up is to soak the wood with bio and then paint/roll it with wvo, to get better penetration.

I also just rolled 50 2x10's prior to pouring a foundation. I'll let you know how wvo works as a mold release agent.

Finest regards,

troy
August 09, 2007, 02:16 PM
Ryan P.
I would bet that biodiesel would make a good parts washer fluid. I haven't tried it (I NEED all my BD I make!), but I've used regular diesel in my parts washer in the past since, at that time, it was far cheaper than the typical "parts cleaner".
August 09, 2007, 02:25 PM
Smartfly10
B100 is great for cleaning/lube on wrenches and hand tools. Especially adjustable and channel-lock types. But be careful if they have dipped handles, it's usually a type of plastisol and the bio eats it quickly. I have also used B100 and glycerine as a lube and coolant on a metal lathe and drill press.

As an indirect use if you spill some b100 on the concrete garage floor and then walk in with wet shoes later it makes for a wild first "skating" lesson!!!
August 09, 2007, 03:44 PM
Ryan P.
quote:
But be careful if they have dipped handles, it's usually a type of plastisol and the bio eats it quickly.


Yeah; I have no plastic covers on any of my valve handles that are anywhere near the washing tank. That little bit of biodiesel mist builds up, the covers swell, and then they fall off.
August 09, 2007, 06:46 PM
Twenty4Seven
quote:
Originally posted by troy:
I never use K-1 any more.
troy

Just for a second I read "KY"......

.... there's a thought Eek


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August 10, 2007, 05:40 PM
Spencnaz
quote:
Originally posted by Twenty4Seven:
quote:
Originally posted by troy:
I never use K-1 any more.
troy

Just for a second I read "KY"......

.... there's a thought Eek


Olive oil works better for that.


Illegitimi Non Carborundum
August 12, 2007, 08:12 PM
Big Mike
quote:
Originally posted by Spencnaz:
quote:
Originally posted by Twenty4Seven:
quote:
Originally posted by troy:
I never use K-1 any more.
troy

Just for a second I read "KY"......

.... there's a thought Eek


Olive oil works better for that.


Yea, but Popeye will kick your A$$ Big Grin


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