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    Cameron
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  • Cameron
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    Re: Sydney Biodiesel Purchasing Group

    Hi Siebe,
    How much do you want?

    It is coming in 200 litre drums so you will need to be able to pick one up or to arrange to share with a buddy and have one of you pick it up.

    For simplicity sake we are only co-ordinating it by the drum full on this occassion or it would end up taking us too long to get the logisitics together for the first pick up.

    Regards,
    cameron

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  • siebe
    Biofuels Forum Newbie

  • siebe
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    Re: Sydney Biodiesel Purchasing Group

    Hi all
    have joined yesterday,i would also like to obtain some biodiesel on the 29.10.2005.Please advise location and time.
    regards siebe

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  • sandra lopes
    Biofuels Forum Newbie

  • sandra lopes
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    Re: Sydney Biodiesel Purchasing Group

    I have been following the Biodiesel alternative debate for sometime hoping that it will finally be available to the public. I am interested in trialling a tank full. Please advise if and when it can go ahead.

    My vehicle is a 2002 Prado Diesel.

    Thank you Sandra.

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  • Robert
    Administrator

  • Robert
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    Re: Sydney Biodiesel Purchasing Group

    Hi Blochie & Ron,

    I've just activated your logins to access our private purchasing area.

    The plant that supplies Waterway Fuels is in Gosford, but I'm not really sure if they are set up to supply to individual users, perhaps if there are enough of you on the central coast you could form another purchasing group up there? There is also the other plant in Rutherford which will happily serve biodiesel to anyone, as long as they have a min quantity of 200L.

    Otherwise, if any of you can make it down Sydney way, we'd be happy for you to join in with our purchase.

    If you want a private thread for a Central Coast users group, just start a new one in the private purchasing group area (and maybe an announcement thread here like this one).

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  • blochie
    Biofuels Forum Newbie

  • blochie
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    Re: Sydney Biodiesel Purchasing Group

    I am very keen to buy a drum of fuel. I live in Brooklyn and was to see if the drum could be refilled by the guys from the central coast on their way to sydney.

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  • r.j.boyd
    Biofuels Forum Newbie

  • r.j.boyd
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    were can I get some to try for my nissan patrol 97 modal I live in gosford.

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  • Robert
    Administrator

  • Robert
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    Re: Sydney Biodiesel Purchasing Group

    Hi Phil,

    Welcome to the forums. Don't worry, it will soon become quite familiar to you as you use it more. We are all here to help.
    I've just activated your login so that now you will be able to see our private area. It will appear as a sub forum of this one - you can also click this link here to be taken to it. See you in there

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  • biofuelbaby
    Junior Member

  • biofuelbaby
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    Re: Sydney Biodiesel Purchasing Group - Let's buy some now!

    Dear Robert, I am on the verge of buying a diesel car and am very interested in also joining the purchasing group. I am not familiar with internet forums and their workings (this reply took my wife and me 20 minutes!) - if I am admitted to the purchasing group, how do I find out? Regards and thanks, Phil (Biofuelbaby)


    QUOTE=Robert]As announced today on our main site, we now have the opportunity to organise ourselves into a group if we want to purchase a bunch of the biodiesel that Waterway Construction has been using!
    Due to the legal and logistical issues (as mentioned in the announcement), we can't just turn up and put it in our car's tanks from a bowser (yet). However, there is no reason why we could not purchase quantities in drums, to be distributed amongst ourselves off-site later.

    This means that we will have to collect ourselves together, by posting here to register interest. Then we need to organise the logistics of purchasing and distributing among our group internally here as well.
    This thread has been set up to facilitate this process. If we all post here, then we can all see what is going on. If you want to stay informed of developments, then subscribe to this thread and you can be emailed every time a post is made.

    Personally I am eager to buy our first batch ASAP, but let's wait and see who else wants to join in and then we can decide on how before we can know when.[/QUOTE]

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  • kimba077
    Biofuels Forum Newbie

  • kimba077
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    Re: Sydney Biodiesel Purchasing Group - Let's buy some now!

    please add me to your prospective purchasers list - david speechley kimba077
    Originally posted by Robert
    As announced today on our main site, we now have the opportunity to organise ourselves into a group if we want to purchase a bunch of the biodiesel that Waterway Construction has been using!
    Due to the legal and logistical issues (as mentioned in the announcement), we can't just turn up and put it in our car's tanks from a bowser (yet). However, there is no reason why we could not purchase quantities in drums, to be distributed amongst ourselves off-site later.

    This means that we will have to collect ourselves together, by posting here to register interest. Then we need to organise the logistics of purchasing and distributing among our group internally here as well.
    This thread has been set up to facilitate this process. If we all post here, then we can all see what is going on. If you want to stay informed of developments, then subscribe to this thread and you can be emailed every time a post is made.

    Personally I am eager to buy our first batch ASAP, but let's wait and see who else wants to join in and then we can decide on how before we can know when.

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  • Robert
    Administrator

  • Robert
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    Need a place to decant biodiesel

    While most of the logistics are now being discussed in our members only area (please post a reply in this thread here if you would like access - it's free), I am now putting out a request to anyone who might know of, or be able to offer a good location for us to decant the fuel amongst ourselves.

    I have also started a new thread here about this, which anyone (member or not) can post to in an effort to get some good ideas from you all.

    Even if you don't want to purchase biodiesel yet, we'd still welcome any help or ideas on this.

    Any suggestions will be discussed by our group in our own private area, so please reply here if you would like access. Otherwise, please post any suggestions in this public thread here.

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  • Robert
    Administrator

  • Robert
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    Re: Sydney Biodiesel Purchasing Group

    OK, jcaley & mayto, I've just added you to the purchasing group, you should now be able to access our private sub-forum.

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  • mayto
    Biofuels Forum Newbie

  • mayto
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    Hi all

    I'd be very interested in joining the biodiesel purchasing group. I have a Toyota Troopcarrier converted to a camper - and was considering selling it until I thought of biodiesel. I'm up for amy suggestions on ways to make it run more economically as well; and ultimately (possibly) convert to SVO (duel tanks already - so have a head start).
    Anyway, one step at a time - please could you let me in to the "special" group? I've booked the date for the trip, and was thinking of getting the small containers from K-Mart someone mentioned...

    Thanks

    Mark

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  • jcaley
    Junior Member

  • jcaley
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    Re: Sydney Biodiesel Purchasing Group

    I've got plenty at the moment but count me in to get some on the 29th Oct

    John

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  • Robert
    Administrator

  • Robert
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    Re: Sydney Biodiesel Purchasing Group

    Ian, Darren - I've just activated your accounts now, so you should be able to get into the sub-forum.

    Darren, the bowser sounds like a good idea, but there are many legal and licensing issues if you were to dispense fuel to the public. The pump is great, but you need a (licensed) place to store the fuel. Waterway Fuels has a mobile tanker (as pictured here)




    The whole reason that we have to organise this purchasing group rather than just rocking up and filling our cars from it is that this is not set up for the general public, like your common neighbourhood service station is.

    At our meeting last month, we were told that we'd have biodiesel from a bowser in Sydney. Unfortunately, this statement was made without proper consultation to the guy who would be running the bowser. This statement was made by Adrian, who does business development for the Australian Biodiesel Consultancy, who are running a commercial plant in Gosford, NSW. They are supplying their fuel to Waterways Constructions in Rozelle. Waterway Fuels is to be their distributor, but who they sell to and how they sell is entirely up to them.

    I have since spoken to Rick of Waterway Fuels (who was not at our meeting) and clarified the situation. He's sympathetic to the biodiesel enthusiasts like ourselves and has offered to supply us fuel as he would to any other organisation, fleet operator, local council etc. As long as we can get ourselves together and buy a batch, with a single signatory signing for the pickup and an agreement that the fuel is supplied as a trial to the Sydney Biodiesel Users Group, he will accommodate us.

    Now we need to make this happen among ourselves. Rick is not going to treat us like the average general public retail fuel customer. We have to organise ourselves in a manner that one of his commercial clients might be in. We need to turn up to take a delivery of fuel in a single bulk amount and pay for it in one hit.

    How we do this, we will discuss in our private area.

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  • ianholland
    Biofuels Forum Newbie

  • ianholland
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    Re: Sydney Biodiesel Purchasing Group

    hi there
    i would like to be involved in acquiring some biodiesel for my transporter.
    Not sure of the logistics but the idea is very appealing

    ian

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