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Biodiesel: Do-it-yourself Production Basics



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By Rich Dana

Published: June 2009

Updated: May 2012

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Introduction

This publication is an introduction to home biodiesel production. It includes lists of equipment and materials needed to make small batches of biodiesel. It describes biodiesel and includes cautionary notes and procedures for making test batches and 5-gallon batches. An extensive resource list is also provided.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Hazards
Storage of Chemicals and Biodiesel
Materials
Sodium Hydroxide Versus Potassium Hydroxide
Cost
How to do a Titration
Choosing a Scale of Production
Washing Biodiesel
Methanol Recovery
Glycerol Disposal
Conclusion
Further Resources

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