News and information about Biodiesel & alternative fuels.
Ouch.(from Kottke's Flickr photos)I'm currently paying $3/gallon for biodiesel at the Pacifica co-op, here in the SF Bay Area.
The gas prices are getting out of hand. I found a website that will show you the cheapest gas in you area. www.mapgasprices.com
Eventually the price of biodiesel will increase. After all, it takes more energy to make biodiesel than you get out of it. (After harvesting, producing, distribution.)
Sometimes I save bus money and ride around on this...a Trikke 8 from Trikke Tech. In fact, I was mentioned on a newscast when NJ Transit raised their fare." If you have enough money, you can wiggle on this to work!".http://boogiescooter.blogspot.com
deadBird,What information are you basing your statement on "it takes more energy to make biodiesel than you get out of it"?The energy ratio to biodiesel is positive ... aprox 3.x:1 (3 units produced : 1 unit in -- dependent upon feedstock, etc). Whereas petro gasoline, unleaded or normal diesel, actually has a negative energy ratio.Jason Younkerhttp://www.iE85.com/
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By the way forgot to mention...BioDiesel is much younger here in the UK...but people are intrigued by the idea of running their car on old fryer fat...NamasteCH
How does the BTU content /mpg of your bio diesel compare to regular diesel?Does it improve the price /mile or not?NealCleantechblog.com
IT WORKS IT WORKSWe currently drive a Yukon 8 tanks per month and a VW New Beetlediesel 4 tanks per month.MPG before pill, Yukon=18mpg, Beetle = 44.15% increase with pill:18x.15=2.7mpg increase yukon44x.15=6.6mpg increase beetleMPG with pill:Yukon = 20.7mpg or 21mpgBeetle=50.6mpg or 51mpg giving benefit of doubt.Gallons per tank fill:Yukon=20 gallons roughlyBeetle=11 gallons roughlyMiles per tank:Yukon = 20x21=420miles with pillBeetle= 11x51=561miles with pillYukon=20x18=360miles without pillBeetle=11x44=440miles without pillExtra miles per tank with pill:Yukon=420-360=60miles per tankBeetle=561-440=121miles per tankYukon: 8 tanks monthly x 60 miles per tank increase = 480milesroughly that I will go further.Beetlt: 4 tanks monthly x 121 miles per tank increas=484milesfurther roughly on those tanks.That earns me about 1.5 tanks of gas monthly for the yukon and 1tank monthly on the beetle. It costs 2.29 per gallon x 20gallons=$45.80 per tank yukon and 2.49per gallonx 11gallons=$27.39 per tank beetle. Add it all up and I would gain avalue of 1.5x 45.80=$68.7 with yukon and add 27.39 with beetle.68.7+27.39=$96.09 earned by using pill.Auto ship costs 59.00 monthly for 50 pills . I would use 4 pillsper tank x 8 tanks yukon=32 pills monthly yukon plus2pills per tank beetlex4tanks monthly=8 pills monthly beetle.Total pills used monthly=40 leaving 10 pills surplus. Taking 96.09earned - 59.00 spent =$37.09 gain.I am not sure what to do with 10 extra pills monthly. This assumesthat I will get the 15% increase on both cars. I will listen tosome calls. Does it potentially harm the vehicle? What do youthink about the intelefone. The benefit it gives anyone is that weall spend x amount of money on phone service monthly. Immediatelyone can buy some of that service from themselves with theintelefone. Free affiliates can even earn commissions on theirlevel one phones. I use the adapter at home and my office on the$14.95 monthly giving me 500 minutes of calling to any phone in theUS or Canada. I have yet used that many minutes because Intelefoneto Intelefone is free anywhere in the world and I have my parentsand in-laws on the service so all that calling is free and does notdecrease my allowed minutes. I kept the bare minimum phone servicewith Bell South, about $35.00monthly + 14.95 monthly with theintelefone giving me a total bill of about 50.00 monthy whereasbefore my average bill was 68.00 monthly with Bell South local andlong distance. Let me know what you think.ChrisID# 3963450http://gaspill.info/mrgas
I am looking for the current price of degummed veg. oil for boidiesel feedstock and the current wholesale price of biodiesel
From Improve MPG: The Factors Affecting Fuel Efficiency you can see that bio-diesel has 17,000 fewer BTUs than regular diesel. However, it still contains 5,000 more BTUs than regular gasoline and 45,600 more BTUs than ethanol.
biodiesel at home is definitely the way to go..i've built my own processor by using ACE tanks i purchased from http://plastic-mart.comhere's the direct linkhttp://www.plastic-mart.com/class.php?item=2802