Thinking that you can use bio-diesel
as a natural, biodegradable fuel, that leaves little impact on
the environment, that can be made from recycled waste oil and
even made in your own garage probably seems a little too
Hollywood for you. I don't blame you. I thought so too when I
first started looking into this method. The ugly truth is, most
alternative fuels leave much to be desired. There is however, a
viable alternative. I'm convinced biodiesel could be the future
of alternative fuels.
Why? Keep reading...
There are many, many reasons for this. No other
fuel has so many natural, built-in advantages. For
- It burns much cleaner than fossil
- Is made from renewable
- You can actually be
Biodiesel in your kitchen
- It contains no petroleum and as a
result it is environmentally friendly.
- It is made using vegetable oil,
alcohol, and lye, all of which are easily renewable
resources, so when you power your car organically, you are
using a fuel that only uses renewable
- It is recognized by the US
Government and the EPA as fuel
- It is covered by most vehicle
- It requires no modification of your
- It doesn't require that the nation
reorganize it's entire energy infrastructure.
- It doesn't rely on unstable and/or
And many, many more. This is just the tip of
the ice berg.
For many years, various
alternative fuels simply weren't viable. Because of this they
never became mainstream. Today with oil prices prices soaring,
the Oil Companies posting record profits while the rest of us
are beaten down by high energy costs, it is growing in
popularity. The Vegetable oil based fuels of yesterday required
specially modified engines in order to be of any use and the
average person usually had no interest in modifying their
vehicles. Why should they? Gas was cheap, the car manufacturers
would also void your warranty's. Not so with biodiesel. Sure
you might need to buy a biodiesel
Cars So what? Think of the headaches, not to mention
the money you will save.
Biodiesel can be used in
place of the regular petroleum in the car you drive everyday.
No alterations or modifications are needed. That means that it
can also be used in every machine that requires fossil fuels,
from generators, to farm equipment, to the family car, to
Heating Can you honestly tell me you wouldn't want to
get rid of that $500 bill every month? Considering that this
fuel costs about seventy cents a gallon to produce it is a
realistic alternative to fossil fuels that is starting to catch
Now it is available for
purchase in selected cities as well.
It can be bought directly from the
manufacture or distributor and if you search around, you might
even find a few gas stations that allow you to pump it into
your car. Biodiesel pumping stations are starting to crop up at
scattered locations throughout the country. If you aren't with
in the proximity of a station that sells biofuels, you can even
Make it in
your kitchen or you can buy a Biodiesel Kits fairly cheaply.
If you're handy around the house and have some tools, you can
even build your own
Biodiesel Processors are many home built "stills" on
the pages of this web site.
Production process for making bio-diesel at home isn't
much harder than concocting a high school science experiment.
The ingredients are easy to find at almost any hardware store
and even the equipment is basic. By mixing lye together with
antifreeze, sodium methoxide is formed. When you mix sodium
methoxide with vegetable oil it transforms itself into two
useful substances, glycerin and biodiesel. Glycerin is used in
making soap and if you ever whip up a batch of bio-diesel, you
can use the resulting glycerin byproduct to make your own
biodiesel soap Bet you
can't do that with ordinary diesel!
Bio-diesel is an amazing discovery that will revolutionize the
way we view fuel. Rudolf Diesel was at least 100 years ahead of
his time. It is also environmentally friendly, it is just as
efficient as the petroleum diesel we now burn, but much less
expensive. Because you can make it yourself using commonly
found ingredients, using bio-diesel means that you will never
be dependant on oil companies again.