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Make Your Own Biodiesel


Sick and tired of rising automotive and home heating fuel prices? Then DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! Make your own. It is easy to follow, and can be done by most people.

Q. How much does it cost per gallon? A. About $1.10 a gallon, depending on how much the consumable supplies cost you (not including initial equipment start-up cost).

 Q. Can you really make fuel for your car or home heating system? A. Yes, the video focuses on making fuel for your diesel-powered vehicle, but the same fuel can be used in diesel-fired heating systems.

 Q. How safe is biodiesel for your engine? A. Biodiesel is perfectly safe for your diesel-powered engine or diesel-fired heating system, if you make it correctly. You should always test your fuel or have it tested professionally before using large amounts of it. Simple tests are covered in this video.

Q. Don’t I have to know a lot of chemistry to make biodiesel? A. No. You just need to know how to measure liquids and solids accurately and how to perform simple math (multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting).

 Q. What is the process like? A. It is a mixture of cooking and a little bit of chemistry. It is very similar to making home-made beer. The video was filmed, edited and produced by someone who makes biodiesel for himself, not by some huge corporation. It might not be of the best quality, but what it lacks in glamour, it more then makes up for in information and tips.

From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank

51DCN96KAPL__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank is the first and only book that details all aspects of running diesel engines on vegetable oil. Includes information on biodiesel, the diesel fuel substitute made from new or used vegetable as well as information on running any diesel engine on straight vegetable oil (SVO). This book is packed with history, information, instructions, photos, diagrams and resources. If you want to stop supporting Mid-East Petroleum oil, you must get this book.

About the Author
JOSHUA TICKELL activist, filmmaker and author of the book, From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank: The Complete Guide to Using Vegetable Oil as an Alternative Fuel, has worked as an energy and environmental media consultant for the United States Congress, members of the Australian Parliament, The Department of Energy, as well as numerous private companies and individuals. Tickell has traveled nationwide in his vegetable-oil powered “Veggie Van” and he has appeared on the USA Today Show, Dateline NBC, CNN, The Discovery Channel, National Public Radio, The Australian Broadcast Corporation, and the Los Angeles Times. His recently released, hand built, custom engineered “Veggie Car” Datsun 240z sports car will embark on its first USA Tour with Dennis Weaver in 2003.

In addition to his work with biodiesel fuel, Tickell holds an MFA in film from the Motion Picture School of Florida State University.

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