View Full Version : experienced biodeisel producers

26th June 2012, 02:40 PM
gday all,have just registered and am v.keen to meet anyone who has been making biodeisel for a while to tap their brains regarding setting up equipment.i live out west near chinchilla but happy to visit brisbanites who would be willing to help. thanks,john

26th June 2012, 06:44 PM

Welcome to Australia's Bio forum. There are various members here in Qld that gather for a regular meet and greet.
You are welcome to come along and see what we do here. Have a look at the meet and greet post that we update every now and again.
We will try to meet every 3 or 4 months at someone's house to see what they do. We also try to get our members to bring along something that they do outside of Biodiesel. For example I roast coffee so every now and again I'll bring along my coffee equipment. Cade's dad makes lead projectiles and a special type of black pudding 😱 gene , when he can make it from Bundy has his WVO ute. Bill has olives and so it goes.....

Anyway welcome and check out the forum.
Right now we cannot post images as their is a problem with the forum except pdf's.


Michael Jones

26th June 2012, 07:10 PM
Just a point to note, the lead projectiles are for use in a sling shot.....

27th June 2012, 04:45 PM
hi michael,thanks for reply.my wife barb and i would like to come to next meetngreet,we are growing organic vegies and fruit,will bring samples.i see you are using bioworks processor,i am waiting for reply from them on pricing.could you tell me what you paid for yours inc.freight,and whether you are happy with performance.i am v.keen to get started,we want to go small commercial on vegies and cheap transport would be a big plus.


27th June 2012, 06:24 PM

I purchased mine second hand from a giy here in qld. I think he paid a small fortune like $4000.
I am looking at selling mine when I build a bigger 200 litre processor as I use more fuel now that I upgraded my car and use the air con more.

It is a very good processor but I want to do larger than 150 litres and also do acid / base processes. This is for higher titrating oil.

Good to see you on the forum and learning. Good luck with your endeavor and we will let you know when we gather next.

Kind regards


28th August 2012, 10:10 PM
Sorry John but it appears that we forgot to let you know when we had our last meet. you missed our best gathering yet unfortunately.
Sorry about that. I will let you know if and when we have another.


Tony From West Oz
28th August 2012, 10:53 PM
Why not put it on the calendar of the Forum, that way others can see when and where.
Post a thread about it by all means, but having it on the calendar is good too, in case you forger anyone.

Best wishes,

31st August 2012, 03:02 PM
hi this is jim ere from the gold coast
iam in the same boat as you and looking for people for advice etc
i will be looking for advice on proceedures and so on
text me and i will keep you posted with any info i find
and same for you

(Moderator edit to remove newcomers private phone number from posting)

31st August 2012, 09:16 PM
G'day Jim,

I think you tried to send me a message, but my inbox was full sorry about that. problem rectified. fire away with any questions you want mate. I will say this though, there is a truck load of info already on here, just waiting to be read. It would be best if you have a good read first, to maybe quell some of those common questions that pop up and fuel your brain for the long, long, long journey infront of you, should you decide to go down the Biofuels road! Anyway have a read and if you have any questions that you just cant seem to find the answers to, we are all more than happy to help.

1st September 2012, 06:01 PM
Jim, we chatted and as advised I suggest you have a good read here. I recommend with just a little caution, Joshua Tickles From the fryer to the fuel tank,(library) read it and do not concentrate too much on the extra information, some of it is just not necessary to either read or think about but the basics are there.

I have always loved organic chemistry and this is right up there with some of the useful things it entails.

There are one or two ther things that I like about (chemistry) it too.

3rd January 2014, 07:51 AM
I'm on the Gold Coast too. Not looking to make biodiesel, but if anyone local is making and has excess to sell, please PM me. I'd be interested in buying about 20L a week and would pay $1/litre.