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Biodiesel versus SVO and WVO

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on November 11, 2011

A lot of people say that biodiesel is the future biofuel. You can pay to learn how to make biodiesel (or read it for free here) and buy an expensive biodiesel processor (or make your own for small fraction of the price). But is biodiesel really a good alternative to petrodiesel?

I believe not. I think that it’s better to use straight or waste vegetable oil, and not biodiesel. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Biodiesel advantages?

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on May 9, 2008

I read today an article about some advantages of using biodiesel. I must say that I can’t agree with all the enthusiastic claims stated there.

Biodiesel is inexpensive.

This is not true in every case. In Poland you can buy petrodiesel for 4.29 PLN/liter (close to 7.4 $/gal!) and vegetable oil (in small amounts) for more than 3.00 PLN/liter (more than 5.1 $/gal). WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Gelling temperatures for various B100 biodiesels

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on April 8, 2008

I guess after an article I wrote about biodiesel gelling, you’d be interested in more specific data about when your biodiesel will start to freeze. It depends on what is this biodiesel made from. Here’s a nice table with those temperatures. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Biodiesel gelling

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on March 31, 2008

Winter is almost over on the northern hemisphere, so you probably experience increasing temperatures. Biodiesel gelling is a serious concern in cold climate, or during cold winter months. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »