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Old 11-07-2022, 02:53 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2022, 03:40 PM   #62 (permalink)
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I've watched about 3 minutes of Shouty videos, which is 3 too many.
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I used to be pro-biodiesel until I found that around here it is all a greedy scam. They monopolized it and purposely keep the price of biodiesel 10% higher than diesel, no matter what the price of diesel is. When diesel is cheap, they are 10% more. When diesel is through the roof and over $6 per gallon, they are still 10% higher. So about 80% to 100% markup. They are driven by greed the same as the diesel and the OPEC cartel.

The big biodiesel makers around here signed contracts with all the local restaurant chains to take their restaurant waste oil for next to nothing and then they drop off their own waste oil containers. They own the waste oil containers, so it is illegal for anyone else to remove the oil from them. This makes it very hard to get waste oil to brew your own biodiesel. It is also hard to get the raw biodiesel brewing materials since many of them are also used to make meth and are closely regulated.

I would love to make my own biodiesel and use it but it's just not worth the hassle. I am certainly not going to buy any from the biodiesel cartel suppliers.

Shouty Kilmer is all click bait. I refused to open any of his videos anymore, I seldom learn anything. He is all click bait and smoke and mirrors with stupid internet photos posted every 10 seconds. I doubt he has any real data to base all his outrageous click bait titles on. I don't think I have ever seen him do any real mechanic work on any of his videos.
The 2 lain ingredients for making bio diesel are alcohol preferably methanol and lye.
The hardest thing to get is lots of very cheap or free vegetable oil.
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Old 11-07-2022, 05:46 PM   #65 (permalink)
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If you're interested in growing stuff I suggest potatoes. 1.5 acres will feed a family of 6 for a year
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Potato oil?

Not having 1.5 acres or a family of six, were I to grow potatoes it would be in a barrel full of sawdust. You start with some soil and add sawdust to force the grow up to the top, then kick it over to harvest the potatoes.
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I used to be pro-biodiesel
I'm still favorable to biodiesel, even though disconsidering other alternate fuels is not an option at all. Unsuitability of biodiesel to the DPF on some vehicles might be a PITA.
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Actually was thinking of ethanol or can one modify starch into oil?. Have 20 lbs of purple and pink potatoes out of a 4x4 bed that replants itself.
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We're always just a couple years away from switchgrass biofuels, or some such miracle fuel.
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Actually was thinking of ethanol or can one modify starch into oil?
Not sure about starch, but a genetically-modified yeast had been tested in Brazil to produce fuel oil out of sugarcane juice, instead of ethanol. IIRC the company testing it was Amyris Biotechnologies.

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