Biodeisel

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by YuccaFlatsRanch, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. YuccaFlatsRanch

    YuccaFlatsRanch Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Has anyone here ever made some??? Results?? Would it work in a modern fuel injected deisel engine??

    Will the government let you run it on the state/Federal Highways??
     
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  3. Old John

    Old John Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hi Yucca,

    At the Indiana State Fair the tractors that pulled all the trailer-busses,
    around the Fairground were using bio-deisel, as was the Commuter-
    train that ferried Folks, from the Northern Suburbs, down to the Fair-ground. There was a report on it on RFD-TV. They said it went a long way, toward eliminating the deisel odor.

    It uses re-cycled frying oils from fast-food restaurants.I think they only
    use about 10 to 15% cooking oils. One major problem is that it jels in
    cold weather, such as below freezing temps.
    Wish I could help more.
    Good-luck,
     
  4. Jimmy Mack

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    sounds like a great idea, and would create a great demand for crops like corn and soybeans
     
  5. YuccaFlatsRanch

    YuccaFlatsRanch Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There are formulas for making biodeisel at home on the net. Has anyone ever tried to make it and been successful??

    As for gelling in the winter or during cold weather I assume it could be cut with kerosene just like deisel is.