Biodiesel

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by skeetshooter, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. skeetshooter

    skeetshooter Well-Known Member

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    I was just watching a news story on the price of diesel which is the same as home heating oil. If biodiesel works in a diesel car - would it work in a furnace? (mind working overtime)
     
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    Explorer Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Of course. The BTU's may not be exactly the same, but it will work fine.

    Are you aware of the process involved in making biodiesel? The chemistry required is not overly complex, but must be fairly exact and done for each batch because the type of oil probably will change. It also requires a considerable amount of equipment. For each gallon of used cooking oil, you can expect about 2/3 gallon of biodiesel.
     

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  4. skeetshooter

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    I'll read up on that and store it away in my Rolodex of info. I don't have either a need for diesel or fuel oil at this point - but the vehicle and furnace are getting up there in age.