The Biodiesel Bibleby Keith Addison
Journey to Forever
342 pages, 217 illustrations
This is the only book that thoroughly covers the entire subject of making your own biodiesel – all the information at the Journey to Forever website and very much more.
• Learn how to make top-quality biodiesel that will pass all the quality standards requirements every time.
• Save money! Making your own biodiesel will save you thousands.
The current price of conventional petroleum diesel is around $4.13 per gallon (April 2013). Commercial biodiesel is more expensive than petrodiesel, at around $4.35 for pure B100, and $4.18 for the more common B20 (20% biodiesel, 80% petrodiesel).Most drivers use about 500 gallons of fuel a year. Homebrewers make their biodiesel for around $1 per gallon, or less – as little as 50 cents per gallon. Their 500 gallons costs them $500 a year, they save $1,565. At 50 cents per gallon, they save $1,815 a year.
In the UK, petrodiesel costs 143 to 175 pence per litre – that's $5.40 to $6.63 per gallon. Paying $1 a gallon, or 18 pence per litre, British homebrewers can save from £2,700 to £3,315 a year on fuel costs, $4,142 to $5,085.
Savings in Europe are even higher: in France petrodiesel costs $6.81 per gallon (€1.38 per litre), in Germany it's $7.08 per gallon (€1.43 per litre), in Italy $8.74 per gallon (€1.76 per litre), and in Norway it's a whopping $8.93 per gallon (€1.80 per litre) – more than double the US price.
(Don't forget that diesels use about 30% less fuel than gasoline cars.)
• Anyone can learn how to make their own biodiesel. You don't need to be a chemist or an engineer, all technical issues are clearly explained in easily understood terms. There's a lot to learn, but it's a smooth learning curve, you won't go wrong.The idea isn't that you should blindly follow the instructions and just do what you're told, but that you should understand what you're doing and why you're doing it. Then you'll be empowered.
• It's a pdf e-book. Copy it onto a CD, take it to your local print-shop and have them print it out. It doesn't have to be in colour (you can check colour images on-screen if you need to). Ask for double-sided printing and have them put it in a ring-binder, ideal for your workshop – it won't matter if it gets a little smudged.
On-screen, you can use the search commands to find whatever you might be looking for much faster than with a printed book. The many blue underlined hyperlinks in the text are "live": click on them and your browser will take you online to sources of chemicals and equipment, and resources on the Web that will make the whole job of making and using your own biodiesel fuel easier.
If you send the pdf to a print-on-demand printer, you'll get a real book back, the same as you'd buy in a bookstore.
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En español -- Biocombustibles, biodiesel
Biofuels supplies and suppliers
Make your own biodiesel
Mike Pelly's recipe
Two-stage biodiesel process
FOOLPROOF biodiesel process
Biodiesel in Hong Kong
Nitrogen Oxide emissions
Biodiesel resources on the Web
Do diesels have a future?
Vegetable oil yields and characteristics
Biodiesel and your vehicle
Food or fuel?
Straight vegetable oil as diesel fuel
Ethanol resources on the Web
Is ethanol energy-efficient?
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