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Biodiesel Kits Safety Part I: What are the potential hazards?

Making your own biodiesel is a potentially dangerous activity if you don’t stick to the safety rules.  Before you can take the proper precautions, you need to know what exactly you need to look out for! Here are the reasons making biodiesel requires special safety precautions: 1. Oil and Lye. When making biodiesel, you will need to heat the oil to extremely high temperatures.  If the hot oil comes into contact with exposed skin, a Continue Reading…


Fuelmeister II Biodiesel Kit

The Fuelmeister II, by Renewal Fuels, is a biodiesel processor that allows you to make your own biodiesel.  It first came out in 2006 with new and innovative technology for DIY biodiesel makers.  For about 70 cents a gallon, you can make your own biodiesel with the Fuelmeister II.  This biodiesel kit comes fully equipped with all the machinery you need to make your own biodiesel at a cost of approximately $3,000. This second generation Continue Reading…


The Basics of Biodiesel Kits

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Ingredients With a biodiesel kit, you will still need the following ingredients: waste vegetable oil (WVO), methanol (racing fuel), sodium hydroxide (household lye) and water. Local and continuous supply of discarded cooking oil (managers of fast food restaurants) – WVO- waste vegetable oil. Can include lard and other kitchen grease. It is usually dumped into storage tanks at the backs of restaurants and they pay to remove it so they’ll be happy if you take Continue Reading…


What is Biodiesel

Biodiesel is an alternative fuel that can be used to operate vehicles with diesel engines. It is much better for the environment that petroleum diesel because it is non-toxic, biodegradable, and nearly free of sulfur and aromatics. Using biodiesel also prevents dependence on foreign sources of oil. Biodiesel is made from regular cooking oils (such as vegetable oil and the like) that undergo a process called “transesterification.” During transesterification glycerin is separated from the fat Continue Reading…

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