I have been watching and reading this list for a while now, and it seems that it might be helpful to promote better communication among biodieselers (including wannabes, longtimers, SVO'ers, etc.) in Texas. Two reasons: 1) it is a big state with widely spread enthusiasts, and 2) it is kinda hard to overcome the 'good-ol-boy' gas and oil tradition.
As examples, Austin is organizing a biodiesel group, with their first meeting 23 May. I am going to be in San Antonio for a solar energy event (Solar Fest, 8 June, Maverick Park)
To the goal of better communication, I have emailed everyone I could find whose profile had a Texas address and an email address. I have gotten responses from El Paso, Grapevine, and Austin, among others, and I know there must be a lot more. If anyone else would like to participate, please email me at DavidWPotter@starband.net and I will add your name. I hope to hear from you, and maybe we'll see you in San Antonio!
David W. Potter
I am a high school teacher and I am determined to produce biodiesel in the Rio Grande Valley in August. what I need are some good tips on where to find equipment and what to look for when buying a diesel car.
Basically, any information that you can throw at me the better.
Welcome to the Forum! Small world: I grew up in Harlingen and my dad still lives there. I get down there occasionally as well.
You will find your answers on this Forum. One of the best ways is to do a search (blue word "search" at the top of most (all?) screens). Or just browse the categories. There is a wealth of info already posted. There are several other websites supported by members; you can search for those, too. In a way, many things have already been thrown at you--and everyone else. And, at the risk of sounding like a shill, I'll tell you that you can also get a copy of Tickell's book, From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank.
Regarding vehicles: Don't buy an Isuzu P'up! (Just kidding. I have one but have a hard time getting any energy out of it: it's a lazy P'up.) Since I am not looking now (and may have suspect taste), others can help here. Again, searching the forum is a good idea. I have heard that if you take off the oil cap on a Diesel engine while it's running and it blows air out, you don't want it. Bad valve guides?
I live near Orange Grove (2-3 hours north of Weslaco) and I am putting together a processor now. I have done a couple of test batches. Let me know and you can come see it. There are also a few others around South and Central Texas (growing slowly) who can help.
David W. Potter
Dave my name is Brook GOlling I am currently working with Whitman Direct action to promote small scalle bio diesel processing in Central America this summer. We are driving a Bio diesel bus all the way down and have run into some trouble crossing the boarder from El Paso we might be held up here for a few days or a week. To make good use of our time I am looking for some home brewers in the area that I could talk to and possible get some bio diesel donated and or buy some at cost. we have been storing Bio diesel on our bus and looking like we are coming up about 100 gal short to get to Quatemala on B100. If you know some contacts within a few hour drive I would love to try and talk to them, my e mail address is Freeskier24@hotmail.com THanks Brook
I Live in San Antonio, Texas and am going to try to convert an old Silver Eagle Bus/Motorhome into SVO. I would like to contact anyone In Texas with simular intersts.
You lucky guys have the National BioD Convention in San Antonio next month February 4-7 at the Gonzales Convention Center. Check it out and visit our booth.
Dixon Pumps Inc.
PO Box 80008
Billings MT 59108
I live in Orange Grove Mr Potter . I am modifying my processor right now but would like to get a hold of you and see your set up
05 Chevy Truck-B100
06 VW Jetta TDI-B100
Anyone near Plantersville/Magnolia?
My shop is over in Pinehurst , not for from Magnolia .
Hi I live in Nome,TX @ 15miles west of Beaumont,TX. I have a 2000 & 2006 Dodge.
I have been making for over a year. Recently have started blending because of cost and labor.
Everything has worked out so far.
I am using WVO & RUG plus Jet A when cold.
Seems so far to be adding horsepower and millege. Cost are @ $.50 to .60/gal.
I am glad to see others in Texas.
Hey by the way. I process quite a lot of fuel.
lets just say it is hundreds of gal.per week.
I sell of road to farmers and such.
Very seldom pay for oil.
any one out there magensol washing? i would like to buy a few pounds and try some,i am located in the victoria area.
I am in the Austin TX area. I am looking to start making Bio-d but I would like to talk to others who are successfully doing it
Love2hunt... I am hoping to begin test batches within the next week or so.. Please let me know how it's going for you. Maybe we can get together and help one another in this endeavor. I am in Leander.
Love2hunt, I am in Plantersville and my sister lives in south Austin. I come up occasionally and if you need some help PM me.
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