New, just signed up so I have not searched the forums to see if this has been done or mentioned.
Do you guys/gals have a list of people (cities and States) where we can meet up, learn from each other, etc.?
I'm new to making Biodiesel. I just made a small 2 liter batch today and washed it once. I want to make it in a larger scale to run B100 in my brand new 2013 PowerStroke. Warranty states B20 only but I want to run B100. If I am comfortable that I am producing quality product I feel confident that I will have no problems running B100.
I have some Chemistry experience since I am a Drilling Fluids Professional so mixing and playing with chemicals is second nature. Titration is something I do many times a day at work.
I am a very tactile person. I have to see how something is made or have the help of someone that is mechanically inclined, that's not me. I also have equipment to check for H2O, a retort. For those of you that do not know what a retro is, I have a 10 and a 20 ml with calibrated J-Tubes. You fill the crucible with product, it burns at >900 degrees F, everything passes through a condenser and liquids drip out into the J-Tube. That way you can see the percentage of Bio and H2O.
I've seen many home made kits online and some very pricy pre-built kits for order.
If I ordered a kit, I would like to find one or more person(s) to share the cost of the equipment. I can get all of the NaOH for free. I have not looked into getting the WVO but I don't foresee that as a problem as I know a few restaurant owners etc, that I can get the WVO from. I also have scales, pipettes, syringes, PH meters etc. I have three 275 gallon tote tanks and I can get 55 gallon drums for free and probably many 5 gallon buckets for free. I may even be able to score all valves, hoses and some of the other equipment for free.
All I'm looking for is someone near to give me the knowledge/train me. If I can do that, all they would have to do is share the cost of Methanol I guess. I would do all of the collecting, filtering, processing etc.
I think that's one helluva deal for anyone interested.
2013 Ford F250 Superduty
20" Maverick Chrome Wheels
35" Toyo Open Country MT's
4" BDS Suspension and lift
Ranch Hand Legend front Bumper with Rigid Industries 30" spot LED Bar
20" Rigid Industries spot LED Bar under rear bumper
RDS 60 gallon fuel/toolbox combo on gravity feed
will be a useful start
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