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Backwoodsman Mag - making methane & diesel
« on: October 15, 2008, 09:07:27 PM »
The current issue of Backwoodsman Magazine has a great article on using a "batch digester" to manufacture methane for use.  There is also another section of the article talking about a way to make your own bio-diesel.  Great article.

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Rob K.

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Re: Backwoodsman Mag - making methane & diesel
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 11:54:38 PM »
BioDiesel is actually not extremely difficult to make. I have a 1984 VW Jetta that I currently run on BioDiesel made from recycled oil that I buy @ a local co-op. I used to buy it from a man who made his own in his backyard using 55 gallon drums and a mixer. Ran great in my Jetta.
Here is a link for a quick look at how its made:
http://www.biodieselcommunity.org/howitsmade/

And here are some instructions to make a small, test batch:
http://www.biodieselcommunity.org/makingasmallbatch/

Contact me if you want to get more information on brewing your own, I've collected quite a list of links.

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Re: Backwoodsman Mag - making methane & diesel
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 09:55:01 PM »
Archer - I have a 2000 VW diesel and wondering how much are you paying per gallon for your biodiesel?

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Re: Backwoodsman Mag - making methane & diesel
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 11:17:11 PM »
Hello GlenM,
 here in the Bay Area, I currently pay $5.19/gallon. I know, it's expensive. So I've been taking public transit on some days.