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    Re: 40,000 kms Without Petrol Stations

    Geewiz, i think your right on the money. Logistics will be the biggest hurdle. When it comes down to it, 40k aint that far in a short time. Any mech worth his salt should be able to bodge his way there. i suggest driving to darwin on the worst roads you can find. Try the plenty highway from boulia to alice. need a good testing ground. Take a pre-adjusted IP with you, and spare injectors.
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    Re: 40,000 kms Without Petrol Stations

    hi tilly whats with all the questions? Page 13 in the book has the pros and cons of KOH and Naoh, which is not on the link as there are only 14 pages on the link.
    from what others have told me with there experience using both koh and naoh and my own experience I would say that koh is faster, and no I haven't done any scientific testing. when I make bio and tip in the methoxide, the reaction is within a few seconds you can see reaction take place, with naoh, Ive found in the same processor and the same temperature it can take 15, 20 minuter to get the same colour.

    the plant in SA closed down about 6 or 8 years ago, I think it was more a tax/excite issue, more than anything.
    I cant provide a link to the process that they used, it was just a conversation that i had with him.

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    Re: 40,000 kms Without Petrol Stations

    Quote Originally Posted by smithw View Post
    hi tilly whats with all the questions?
    Hi smithw,
    There is already enough inaccurate information concerning boidiesel production floating around. Remember the warning about the "Natural Rubber" fuel lines that were apparently all the rage prior to 1995? It never happened.
    When someone presents information that does not agree with what is "Common Knowledge" it is desireable to also present supporting documentation
    Page 13 in the book has the pros and cons of KOH and Naoh, which is not on the link as there are only 14 pages on the link.
    I have located the book to page 24 on the internet and page 13 is titled Biodiesel in a Bottle. Hmmm, Why does that sound vaguely familiar?? There is not mention of the Pros and Cons of NaOH and KOH on that page.
    The table of contents does not list a page Pros and Cons of KOH and NaOH. Can you post the Pros and Cons listed in your book so I can contact Paul Martin about it.
    from what others have told me with there experience using both koh and naoh and my own experience I would say that koh is faster,
    That has not been my experience. They seem to be very similar in reaction speed.
    and no I haven't done any scientific testing. when I make bio and tip in the methoxide, the reaction is within a few seconds you can see reaction take place, with naoh, Ive found in the same processor and the same temperature it can take 15, 20 minuter to get the same colour.
    My experience has been that the change of colour you are talking about occures within a few seconds whether you use NaOH or KOH. Try a few Dr Pepper batches to see what I mean.

    the plant in SA closed down about 6 or 8 years ago, I think it was more a tax/excite issue, more than anything.
    I cant provide a link to the process that they used, it was just a conversation that i had with him.
    So you do not really know what they were using. Fair enough.
    Last edited by tillyfromparadise; 9th January 2011 at 03:26 PM.

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    hi again tilley, you may want to redo your link as it dosent work it has an extra [/url on the end, I was able to open it by removing [/url
    The book is different to my one, as mine is 2006 that one is 2008. maybe he has updated his method or just trying to sell more books. the bio diesel in a bottle is not even in the 2006 version and is not the process outlined in the book.
    page 13 in my book says
    "It is highly recommended that you KOH not Naoh as some recipes sugggest.
    Naoh requires half the amount of catalyst but KOH is a dream to use compared toto all the extra issues when using Naoh, especially when using fats as feedstock and/or water is present in the feedstock. Note there is often fat and always water in used cooking oil".
    This was also the what he said when I meet him in 2006.

    I changed to KOH because of the problems i had with fats in the oil, and I have a friend who gives me his fatty oil because he has the same problems, using Naoh.
    Maybe you are using a different process, and can share your secret? I wouldn't mine going back to Naoh if i could get the same result, as naoh is 1/2 the price of KOH.
    I was interested to know how quickly you could process wash and dry bio using a centrifuge, I will have to see if I can borrow one and give it a try.

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    Re: 40,000 kms Without Petrol Stations

    Quote Originally Posted by smithw View Post
    hi again tilley, you may want to redo your link as it dosent work it has an extra [/url on the end, I was able to open it by removing [/url
    Thanks for the heads up. Apparently I did not check the hyperlink. It is now fixed.
    The book is different to my one,...page 13 in my book says
    "It is highly recommended that you KOH not Naoh as some recipes sugggest.
    Naoh requires half the amount of catalyst but KOH is a dream to use compared toto all the extra issues when using Naoh, especially when using fats as feedstock and/or water is present in the feedstock. Note there is often fat and always water in used cooking oil".
    This was also the what he said when I meet him in 2006.
    Do you notice that he does not list "faster reaction time" as one of the Pros of using KOH?

    I changed to KOH because of the problems i had with fats in the oil, and I have a friend who gives me his fatty oil because he has the same problems, using Naoh.
    Yes, KOH is often easier to use than NaOH, but that has nothing to do with speed of the reaction. If I had my 'Druthers" I would druther use KOH for the reaction because it is nicer to use, NOT because it gives a faster reaction time.
    Maybe you are using a different process, and can share your secret? I wouldn't mine going back to Naoh if i could get the same result, as naoh is 1/2 the price of KOH.
    I use the 2 stage base/base method Neutral developed a few years ago. I will post it it in it's own thread.
    I was interested to know how quickly you could process wash and dry bio using a centrifuge, I will have to see if I can borrow one and give it a try.
    I do not use a centrifuge and I am not trying to produce biodiesel in the shortest amount of time.
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    To get back to the original idea of making bio on the road and using it in a common rail motor - I think it is seriously flawed. I doubt if any of the experience bio makers on this forum would consider it. I wouldn't either.
    A better way to do it would be to source a vehicle with an inline mechanical IP. There are plenty of late model trucks around with motors like that and they would be very forgiving of unwashed or partly converted biodiesel. Getting a new set of common rail injectors and getting them fitted in India would be an interesting and expensive exercise.
    FWIW I fitted my entire filtering and pumping equipment into a 15litre plastic tub (yes 15 litres) when we did 9400km to the Cape and back. Just a bit less space than a ute load of processor plus chemicals.
    Doing the trip on WVO would be quite achievable with the correct vehicle. Maybe a small demo bio unit could be taken along for publicity.
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    I have to admit, their videos certainly gave me a few chuckles. But 6 months experience making biodiesel certainly qualifies them as experts.
    Just one question about your making biodiesel video. Do yo realize that if you are water washing your biodiesel it is not necessary to evaporate the methanol out first.
    I do wonder how many third world countries actually have "Waste" frying oil that they just throw away. Or how many families in third world countries have diesel vehicles.

    I am also not sure how this trip is supposed to raise awareness of biodiesel, but then people set out and walk long distances to raise money in support of their favorite charity so anything is possible.

    I think that at this point they should contact Keith Addison at Journey to forever for a few pointers on how to raise money.
    As most of you know, about 11 years ago Keith anounced that he would be doing something vaguely similar to this to save the third world and has been vigerously collecting donations ever since in preperation to set out and save all the poor people of the world.
    I have it on good authority that the "Journey" might possibly begin sometime in the next 10- 15 years.
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    Re: 40,000 kms Without Petrol Stations

    Not heard anything back from the guys to this thread for a while.
    See them on tele but not much detail for us to guide them. Now it's a boat but no sign of a vehicle. I doubt it's the Paj, they talked about a truck before.

    Present us with your solutions and well let you know what we think.

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    Re: 40,000 kms Without Petrol Stations

    Well they have popped up again, here.
    Aussie website makes anything Pozible - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Seems they have found a way to raise money thou ASIC is asking questions about it. They don't seem to be any further ahead with their fuel issues though.
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    Re: 40,000 kms Without Petrol Stations

    Originally supposed to be starting in March. They should be on their way.
    Any updates? Are they in Darwin yet?

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