Methanol?heldengebroed said:Stupid question i know but what are the retail prices for Vegetable oil (cheapest version) and Methanol?
Basicaly yes but the result is crude with impurities at the best. So other actions are needed to get a quality fuel.Mirador said:-
Mix vegetable oil with methanol and lye to get biodiesel...
Interesting, Johan. Could we perhaps persuade you to do a "guest blog" for the Green Team on your experiments with biodiesel and their possible application in the DR context?heldengebroed said:Basicaly yes but the result is crude with impurities at the best. So other actions are needed to get a quality fuel.
This is one side of the coin. The other side is that for every 5 liters of biodiesel you get about 1 liter of waste products that have to be cared for. So what is basicaly a verry simple matter is in fact much more complicated if you want to produce more than the odd 20 gallons a week.
Let me first do some more research to see if it is "worth" it and if i can get the finances right. I'm currently looking at 2 production plants one off 3,6 tons a day and another of 12 tons dayly biodiesel production. If i can get the figures to work for me i'll be starting some bigger scale tests (100 litre batches)Keith R said: