How Do You Make Biodiesel at Home?
Biodiesel boasts a number of benefits compared to other alternative fuel, but one of the most exciting things about Biodiesel is that anyone can make it at home. Let us imagine: Being able to make your own fuel for your vehicle or even to create energy for your home? That would translate into quite a lot of savings for you.
It can be quite easy when it comes to making Biodiesel. If you can, it is a great idea to get involved in making your own Biodiesel because you get to save gas costs when you use Biodiesel that is made from your home.
Material Supplies for Biodiesel
To make a small batch of Biodiesel at home all you need are few supplies. Actual ingredients are needed to produce a Biodiesel product alcohol substance, lye and vegetable oil. Mixing the fuel requires some input supplies: empty plastic bottles, duct tape, a mixer and measuring cups. Be sure anything used for Biodiesel production is exclusively for that purpose and never recycle such ingredients for cooking.
Once your supplies are in place, you can start learning the process of making Biodiesel.
Producing Biodiesel in not a risky business, health wise. There is little risk for fire or explosion as you may expect with fuel. In fact, the only major area of concern, as far as safety, is burning yourself. Pay attention closely to the temperasture in your mixing procedure.
You will have a walk through on the do-it-yourself way of making a Biodiesel which takes into account blending the inputs, letting it set, splitting the byproduct and Biodiesel and then cleaning the Biodiesel. The production process can take place in a few days or weeks. That is dependent on the cleanliness level of your vegetable oil.
Small or Large Scale
You can make Biodiesel on a small scale or a large scale. Using Biodiesel kits is way to go if you want to make a few gallons of Biodiesel at a time. If you regularly use your lawnmower or similar equipments then A Biodiesel kit would be perfect. It is practical to use and will not require a considerable level of supplies.
If you are looking to make more Biodiesel, say to fuel your vehicle, then you will need a Biodiesel processor. This makes the process much more efficient, so you can make more than a few gallons at a time. The presence of a processor requires more inputs but you can find ease in making Biodiesel since the processor does most of the work for you.
Make your own