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24th June 2008, 10:30 PM
Giday , I have nothing right now I want to know exactly how to make this BioDesiel.
Whats the process?
step by step .
Where can i get the stuff I need?
I hear Methenol is made in the production, That is used in the making of Bio Desiel, why can't i use that methenol instead of buying more methenol?
If I was making 50 litres for example, what amount of ,for example KOH would I add to 50 litres of Oil from the fish and chip shop?
Please explain all this in good detail

Tony From West Oz
24th June 2008, 11:15 PM
Welcome to the forum.
One thing you will learn quickly here, we love to help people who take the time to do their research instead of just showing up and demanding to be told how to do it all.
This is a community and communities work best with cooperation, where everyone does something to benefit the community.

Please take the time to read the information already posted here about the subject of your interest.
Use the basic search engine here or use Google to seatch within this site if you prefer a full featurd search engine.
When you have learnt the basics we have posted over the past number of years, then come back with some intelligent questions.
We will be happy to help someone who has taken the time to learn from what we have written.

Until then......


26th June 2008, 01:07 AM
Hello Allen,

There is a lot to get your head around in learning the processes in making biodiesel.

This website, (http://www.biodieselcommunity.org/index.php) has a very good tutorial section and will get you well on the way to inderstanding. After taking your time and reading the linked site, come back here and ask away.

30th June 2008, 10:58 PM
I can see this is going to be a long slow process

Ok by reading parts of that web site i see this is going to be a long slow process,
I am collecting the oil twice each week, it looks dirty.
whats the first step?
I guess filtering

Captain Echidna
30th June 2008, 11:07 PM
Probably collecting the gear you need, at least to do some 1L test batches.
Working out the acidity of the oil will be the very first step.
The Dr pepper method is recomended by many.
And shouldnt this be in biodiesel somewhere, not ethanol discussion?