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short man
29th January 2006, 09:16 PM
Hi im new to bio diesel iv had success in making and am looking for any one in s/a making there own.iv made an appleseed processer 125 litre and now im experimenting with different types of oil and animal fat

Robert
30th January 2006, 11:16 AM
Hi short man, welcome to the forums. Hopefully you can find some others in Adelaide or SA soon. A good place to start may be to go to one of the workshops on biodiesel that Tony has posted here (http://www.biofuelsforum.com/showthread.php?p=1032#post1032). I'm sure you'd get to meet some locals there :).
(BTW - I moved your post from the end of the other thread into a new one here to make sure it gets more attention)

short man
30th January 2006, 09:02 PM
thanks for that robert

Vivid Adventures
4th February 2006, 11:23 AM
Hi Shortman

I'd love to get in touch with you - I run a tour business (www.vividadventures.com.au) and would be very happy to help with what you're doing.

I'm buying B100 from SAFF when I can at the moment.

You can call me on 0419 900 363 or email andrew@vividadventures.com.au

Ciao for now
Andrew.

Robert
10th February 2006, 10:20 PM
Shortman - I've moved the last few posts you made here into a new thread (http://www.biofuelsforum.com/showthread.php?t=164) in the "making biodiesel" forum, which is a bit more appropriate than the "Looking for Biodiesel People in Adelaide" thread here. If you want to post anything on a new subject, please pick an appropriate spot for it and make a new thread with a relevant title. That way more people will find it and answer it for you :cool:.

Cheers,

short man
10th February 2006, 11:05 PM
No wories im new to this still learning

Patches
17th February 2006, 05:45 PM
G'day to all on the list,

I have just joined this list, and was searching the archives for Adelaide topics and found this one. I live in Adelaide and would LOVE to find anyone in the area with whom I talk about home brew WVO systems. I am currently using B100 from SAFF, but it is a long drive to get the juice, and so I sometimes have to go with the dino blood. I would love to brew my own to get away from having to go to Parafield gardens or Pooraka. Any information, or anyone who is simply interested in biodiesel would be great to have a beer with.
Cheers,
JB

Tony From West Oz
14th March 2006, 12:45 AM
Patches, Short Man, Vivid, et al.

We will be in Adelaide on the 24th - 27th March, as part of the Biodiesel Workshop tour.
We would like to meet with people from SA who are interested in Biodiesel, Used Cooking Oil or other renewable fuels, in a social setting.
Such an event would also be a good opportunity for those from SA to network and develop cooperative relationships with others.

Is anyone able to organise a BBQ or similar social event at a neutral location, so that we can get to meet you all, not just those attending the workshops?
As I will be "on the road" from Friday morning, contact with me may be easiest by phoning me on 0428 920 881, to advise if such an event can be organised.

The workshop presenters are Phillip Calais, Environmental Scientist and biodiesel researcher and myself, Tony Clark, President of the Western Australian Renewable Fuels Association Inc. Phillip and I co-authored a paper on "Waste Vegetable OPil as a Diesel Fuel", which is available online at www.shortcircuit.com.au/warfa/paper/paper.htm (Edited to fix URL)

If you wish, other attendees at the Mt Gambier and Adelaide workshops can be informed of the occasion, to increase the number of SA participants attending.

dillyman
14th March 2006, 10:32 AM
Hi Tony of West Oz,

I was interested to read the publication paper. Had trouble accessing the page. It seems that a ( U ) has crept into the address ( "circiucuit") not picking just trying to help, the deletion has got me to the page.

Keep up the good work, wish I could be there in S/A when your there - long way from QLD though.

All the best

Dillyman

Tony From West Oz
14th March 2006, 04:18 PM
Dillyman,
Thanks

Vivid Adventures
15th March 2006, 06:58 AM
Hi Tony,

I'd be keen to set something up - and will come to your sessions if possible.

Your paper doesn't seem to display/print the images in it properly. Wrong links?

Why not put it up as a PDF?

Kind rgds
Andrew.

Tony From West Oz
16th March 2006, 01:15 AM
Andrew,
I have the same problem, I will ask the webmaster to check that out
Tony.

siv
26th May 2006, 11:01 AM
Hi Guys, I have been producing for about two years in Renmark and have run into a snag with getting methanol which I hope I have just overcome when I contacted Peter at Scotcher Racing Fuels in Wingfield SA. He will sell Methanol for $190 in 205 L drums and KOH for $65/ 25 Kg.
He is a great guy to talk to as he considered going into commercial production himself at one point. He may be a good point of contact if you are starting up in Adelaide. He may be able to help with isopropyl, indicator etc as well.

Grapes
27th July 2006, 03:35 PM
Hi, my name is Ian and I am looking for people in Adelaide to possibly help me with some info on making biodiesel or converting to run on vegie oil. Any help would be fantastic and meeting with someone to see how they operate would be great. Cheers, Ian.

dagwill
9th August 2006, 10:45 AM
hi my name is dave, live at lyndoch s.a.
i have been making bio for about 3yrs, i run mostly now on wvo after doing some simple conversions. i cream the golden stuff off the top for svo and turn the dreggs into bio. eager to share any info. and/or learn from others ph.85244146

smikid01@Adelaide
8th September 2006, 02:13 PM
Hello shortman, robert, andrew, tony, jb, dillyman, siv, grapes and dagwil,
did I leave anyone out?

I hope to be a biodiesel person in adelaide. I put a new thread up just before to provide a brief description of myself.

But I thought I'd come in here and say g'day.

Kieron

Vivid Adventures
10th September 2006, 04:25 PM
G'day Kieron,

Would be happy to catch up when I have a free moment.

I have a longish list of names of interested folks, but just have lacked the time to do it.

Ciao for now
Andrew.

Patches
13th September 2006, 02:13 PM
G'day Keiren,

I know that I am still interested in setting up a still, and Andrew is as well. I have been very busy lately, so have put it off for now. I am hoping that I can get after it this summer. Are you interested in making a still? Have you been using the B100 from SAFF? What are you driving?

Cheers,
JB

Vivid Adventures
13th September 2006, 05:19 PM
Just a heads up on SAFF at present ...

their policy appears to be to price B100 at 10c under (versus 2c under as it used to be) their fossil fuel diesel price.

One of their franchisees says that they had "a cheaper source of supply" which whilst plausible doesn't seem to marry with my knowledge of how they operate.

Perhaps their SA plant is online now?

Anyways, it is now on sale at Upper Sturt as well.

Ciao for now
Andrew smelling like fish and chips.

Patches
14th September 2006, 03:25 PM
G'day Andrew,

I just filled up at Upper Sturt for $1.30/ litre. I did not know thye had gone to $.10 per litre difference; that is brilliant! Pity the powers that be won't wave the 50 cent tax (or part of it) on biodiesel, but what can you do? I'll take the $.10; almost makes up for the poor fuel economy I get on biodiesel.

Cheers,

Josh

zigparacingtadpole
17th September 2006, 12:49 PM
Hey all,

took me a while but I found my way here, thanks to someone in Perth selling some filters on eBay who had a link to the forum on his item.:)
Currently building a reactor to start putting the oil I've collected over the last few months to use. Currently running on SAFF Bio until I get my reactor operational.
If anyone can tell me where I can find a 2.0-2.4KW stainless steel heating element that mounts via a screw thread I'd love to hear from you (sorry guys, but I have issues with putting a flame near a container of liquid that has a flashpoint below zero).:eek:
For those who are under the belief that you are buying B100 from SAFF at the moment, you are not. You are buying B50 or B60, during winter they blend it, B100 returns in October. This was what they told me when I contacted them when I was trying to find out what was wrong with my car when we had the REALLY cold snap a while back. I was told that between July and October it is blended to prevent clouding. Someone has also commented on an SA plant being used by SAFF, the same conversation lead me to belive it is made at the depot at Pooraka. If you have any questions about the product they sell call them, they are very helpful and friendly, although they dont like discussing how to make it, fair enough I guess.
Anyway, here I am, amongst the like minded who (unlike some of my colleagues at work) dont consider me to be living on the lunatic fringe..

Gotta go, got a reactor to finish.

Adam

Tony From West Oz
17th September 2006, 11:18 PM
Adam,
Welcome to the lunatic fringe.

Do you need a 5 micron filter?
Tony

Patches
18th September 2006, 10:34 AM
G'day Adam,

Id love to see that reactor one day. Where are you getting the oil? It is a very good thing that they are blending the B100 into B50 during the winter- I had a B100 batch left in the tank when we had the first cold snap, and my Hilux was running like a petrol-engined vehicle with a bad spark plug. I was driving up Old Bel Air Rd, and I could not get her to go any faster than 25 KPH the whole way up. I got to BP at the top, and put in about 25 litres of dino juice, and the problem went away within a few klicks. I think that once I get my homebrew still set up, I will have to make my own B50 in the winter to keep the 3 litre running strong.

Welcome to the edge(c:

Josh

Chris
18th September 2006, 10:39 AM
Hey all,

took me a while but I found my way here, thanks to someone in Perth selling some filters on eBay who had a link to the forum on his item.:)
Currently building a reactor to start putting the oil I've collected over the last few months to use. Currently running on SAFF Bio until I get my reactor operational.
If anyone can tell me where I can find a 2.0-2.4KW stainless steel heating element that mounts via a screw thread I'd love to hear from you (sorry guys, but I have issues with putting a flame near a container of liquid that has a flashpoint below zero).:eek:
For those who are under the belief that you are buying B100 from SAFF at the moment, you are not. You are buying B50 or B60, during winter they blend it, B100 returns in October. This was what they told me when I contacted them when I was trying to find out what was wrong with my car when we had the REALLY cold snap a while back. I was told that between July and October it is blended to prevent clouding. Someone has also commented on an SA plant being used by SAFF, the same conversation lead me to belive it is made at the depot at Pooraka. If you have any questions about the product they sell call them, they are very helpful and friendly, although they dont like discussing how to make it, fair enough I guess.
Anyway, here I am, amongst the like minded who (unlike some of my colleagues at work) dont consider me to be living on the lunatic fringe..

Gotta go, got a reactor to finish.

Adam If you search the "end of the element saga (http://www.biofuelsforum.com/making_biodiesel/577-elements_the_end_of_a_saga-2.html#post5557)" thread right here on this forum you will find what you are looking for Adam
It is all self explanatory
Let me know if I can be of any help
Cheers
Chris

zigparacingtadpole
22nd September 2006, 11:30 PM
G'day All

Thanks for the warm welcome to the site.
Tony from West OZ, thanks for helping me find my way here, I have already learned a few things, but sorry at present I have no need for a filter, I already have the filtration side of things fairly well sorted.

Patches (Josh) When its finished and operational and I have the bugs ironed out I'll let you know and we can make some arrangements for you (and anyone else who wants to build one) to see the reactor. As for where I get my oil from, I have arrangements with several takeaway places local to me. Getting WVO isnt all that hard, most store owners are glad to give it away as it is a hassle for them to get rid of it. Ask around, start collecting now if you are planning on building a reactor. I have a couple of hundred litres stashed down the side of my house at the moment waiting for me to finish the reactor.

If anyone wants vindication go see the movie (doco) currently screening called 'The inconvenient truth', featuring Al Gore. Not only will you continue to use bio, but you will also start looking for other ways to cut greenhouse gases. Well worth a look.

Rgds
Adam

bushpug
8th May 2008, 12:27 PM
Hi All,

im a newbie to this site and i make bio on my farm and it is great stuff. but i make my bio using a Centrifugal pump and getting it down to 0.5 micron then adding methonal to it and bingo i have my bio ye ha :):)
hope to hear from anybody in Adelaide drop me a line. Must warn you im a mad Peugeot collector and love Collingwood. would love to hear from anybody around the mid north.

regards,
garry
pug505v6@skymesh.com.au
:):)

MaxADL
5th January 2009, 02:36 PM
Another Adelaide nutter here... (Shame to see this thread so quiet.)

Picked up a 1990 80 Series Landcruiser earlier last year from a homebrewer. Hadn't heard of BD before then. Have done some test batches only to get the basics sorted but not in production as yet.

About to gear up now with the new year upon us (and looking at distractions now that I'm back at work) and the failing of my diesel pump seals with the addition of petro-diesel...

My Cruiser 'Molly' (as in, "the unsinkable Molly Brown") has been on homemade BD since 1996 (250,000kms) and travelled all over Oz. I put some regular petro-diesel in over past few months and now the leaks have started. Still, most likely age/wear related so I won't dwell on it.

Need to get startup gear. Will be building my own based on what previous owner had set up - since he had a proven process. Looking for agitators, elements and so on from whitegood 2nd hand/salvage. Don't need any drums, I hear there are plenty available in Snowtown...:)

Anyone interested in organising a get together, count me in.


Cheers

Max

Red Angus
20th March 2009, 07:52 PM
Have just seen your post here about people in SA/Adelaide making biodiesel. I am making it for myself in Riverland area. If you would like to network a little and share experience of bio results, please PM me for my email address Cheers. Jason P

Bob_the_biologist
13th August 2010, 10:17 AM
Ive just joined the forum. Would like to meet with South Australians to discuss entrepreneurial biofuels bids. Science training, turned businessman. PM me for my contact details Looking forward to hearing from people

powderbomber
28th September 2010, 04:16 PM
hi all - i know this is a BIO section but just wanting to put my hand up and say Im looking to convert my old merc to use SVO/WVO so would be interested in buying filtered/dried oil before its turned into bio if thats of interest to anyone.
cheers!