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Making your own Bio-Diesel, CHEAP

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Grn Mtn, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Did anyone catch the episode of "Trucks" on TV? They made Bio-diesel out of free waste fryer oil (vegetable only), added in some lye and methanol, mixed it up and presto- Fuel that is BETTER for your truck and cost about 70 cents per gallon. Wish I had bought the Cummings now.

    Check this link to learn more, its cool stuff.
  2. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Seen the show

    I seen the show and it looks worth looking into.
  3. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I am looking into it as well. pricing out product and such as well as talking to people that need to get rid of oil.
  4. Mowerpan

    Mowerpan Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    Whats this cummings you talk about? Is this something new I don't know about?
  5. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Its Cummins guys, this is the diesel Dodge offers in there trucks.
  6. All_Clear

    All_Clear Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    Most places have to pay to have their waste oil hauled off. So if your in the area and can do it for free, why not? Most will be more then happy to give it away. Another place you all my want to chack out for free oil are street fairs, festivals, ect... My father sells elephant ears and deep fried candy bars, ect... and he has to cart off his own used oil. Most of those guys would gladly give it away also.

    Also if you had not heard the glycerin waste can be used as a good hand soap for the shop... Could be saving more money by using everything instead of just tossing out the so called "waste"

    I saw this same setup on another site the full cost was about $2,000 which seems to be reasonable.