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Looking for a mentor with bio and perhaps help me find a bio car as well.
 
Location: Chicagoland | Registered: October 25, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yep, I'm out in Sandwich. Just made my first test batch though, so I'm certainly no mentor!

1st batch looks good though. Can't wait until it dries so I can see if I made real bio or just labor intensive soap...
 
Registered: February 24, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm in the Northwest Suburbs-Elgin
Have a Chevy Suburban 6.5 L turbo diesel that I want to convert to run on veggie oil, or just make biodiesel to pour into the tanks

Have a chemistry degree, but you do not need one to make this stuff !
Would love to share knowledge with others who want to stop buying dinodiesel.
 
Registered: March 29, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I am in Aurora area.. I have 1000 gals for sale.. Non filtererd Non dewatered.. Anyone interested
 
Registered: February 28, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm also in Aurora/ Tri-cities area.
I'm interested in meeting other diesel car* peeps who're interested in trying out running some BioDiesel . Actually, you can try it out by going to Feece Oil Co. in Batavia. They're a block east of Kirk Rd on Hubbard, and have a primitive setup in back, for B100, i.e. 100% BioDiesel, that works in any diesel engine. Last month it was $5.75/gal, + 6 % sales tax.
So you know, commercial B-D is considered a premium diesel fuel, price-wise.
I have some knowledge, experience and processing equipment, and am looking for an appropriate space,
and collaborators to operate. ( e.g. NOT your garage,shed,etc)
Maybe if there's some interest here, I could plan a little get-together this summer to talk about it...
We will need :
1.) a modestly sized room in an industrial-type facility.
2.) a few interested peeps who drive diesel cars*
3.) interest in collecting used veggie oil from local restaurants.
4.) ability to work with others harmoniously toward common goals.

* Truckers also welcome ! There will be a very limited quantity produced, so don't expect to fill your tanks- But be aware that even a relatively small % of B-D is beneficial for your engine. And the cost would be quite reasonable, too.

Leave your contact info and I'll get back to you, and i hope we can do some good for ourselves and the environment !
Now lets hear from you !
Colin
 
Registered: August 29, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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We've got a couple of classes coming up in Grayslake at the end of the month:
one-day Introduction to Biodiesel Homebrewing (which is a hands-on test batch making class to step you through the chemistry, along with seeing a couple of different Appleseed biodiesel processor setups)

and
Outgrowing The Appleseed: larger-batch considerations - for those considering the 200-gallon to 1000 gallon per batch scale.

These classes are sponsored by The Biodiesel Co-op at Prairie Crossing. Prairie Crossing is quite an interesting place in the first place- a 'green development' with really beautiful energy-efficient houses, an on-site organic farm, public transportation access, and school. www.prairiecrossing.com

Their co-op has been working really well for the last few months, which is quite an unusual thing, so you might want to come check that out and meet those members to see how they did things. I know they're always interested in connecting with other Chicagoland folks.
 
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I'm south a bit, down by Kankakee, IL. I'm on a farm with plenty of room in a PRIMITIVE tool shed. I've made my first batch with waste oil. I'll check this morning to see if it cleared up or not. I made it without titration. I have a very interested intelligent friend who may help me, but would welcome any advice and I'd be more than interested to see others equipment. Please call me or email me if you are interested in getting together or at least chatting a bit. Thanks !!
 
Location: north central Illinois, usa | Registered: May 22, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm also in the area in batavia just getting started and went to Girl Marks class this weekend !! I have to say it was awsome still trying to put it all together . just got home shouldn't be killing time on the computer but had to have a look . I have no garage !!! Sucks but I have a plan have any of you gone up to check out the co-op in Greys lake ? If you need experience that would be a good start !!!
 
Location: west of Chicago | Registered: May 07, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm located just outside Elburn and have been interested in building an appleseed for quite a while. Just found this forum and I'm trying to learn more about the equipment and processes. I'd love to meet others nearby who have done or are interested in small-batch processing, or have experience with biodiesel. Feel free to email me!
 
Location: Elburn, IL | Registered: June 07, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I Live in Elgin

Im looking to split a 55 gallon barrel of methanol with 2 or 3 people. A barrel of methanol will make about 250 gallons of biodiesel, i really dont need that much.

I have the processing equipment, so if you need me to make you your batch i can do that.

if this message is old when you read it; still give me a email if your interested.

thanks
 
Registered: June 08, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hi,

I am interested in joining a co-op or finding a mentor to learn to make batches of biodiesel. I live in Brookfield, IL. Send me an email if you are interested at purenet@comcast.net
 
Registered: July 30, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Bump!

I'm still interested and recently unemployed, so if anyone wants to partner up on some BD, I'm in.
I don't have equipment but I'm willing to help and go in on inputs.
 
Registered: February 24, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post



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Homebrewer, 500+ gallons so far.

West Chicago,and Mokena,IL.

interested in co-op, have own proccesor.
 
Location: southwest chicago,IL | Registered: September 12, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Z-MAN1:
Homebrewer, 500+ gallons so far.

West Chicago,and Mokena,IL.

interested in co-op, have own proccesor.


hey there i'm in mokena and lockport would like to get together email me at aboxalarm2@yahoo.com

Nick


1986 Ford F250 6.9L
1996 Gmc Suburban 6.5L
Home Brewed B100
Diesel Mechanic
 
Location: Chicago,Ill | Registered: March 14, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I know this is an old thread...

Is anyone interested in taking over a veg oil supplier of mine in Algonquin? I receive 20-50 gallons 3 or 4 times per year. The oil is poured back into the 5 gallon carboys it came in. If interested please pm me.


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Location: Woodstock, IL | Registered: May 28, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Never mind. I've made other arrangements since no one here was interested.


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`86 Volkswagen Jetta NA: 9 Gallon Marine Tank>Transmission Cooler Tank Heater>TIH>FPHE>Coolant Wrapped Veg Filter>2, 3 Port Hydraforce Valves>Temp. Probe>Line Heater Specialist Injector Line Heaters>Vegtherm on Return>"Crud Catcher">Loop

Everyone Should Read "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn
 
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