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Old 30 June 2010, 02:04   #11
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I looked into making bio-diesel and have the following advice for you before buying the stuff...

1) Make sure he offers the correct EN14214 certification
2) Be 100% sure your fuel pump is compatible with bio-diesel.
3) If he can't spell "transesterification" walk away
4) Ask how he tests the quality of the bio-diesel he makes and what equipment he uses.
5) Ask to have a look at the processor he uses and look for a high ratio or stainless ( and no plastic ) as this would indicate more of an investment into the production of bio-diesel.

It is relatively easy to make bio-diesel but harder to make quality bio-diesel for selling.

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Old 30 June 2010, 03:27   #12
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Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
Let us know how you get on?
Sure will.

As to the comments about the quality of diesel, they are spot on. It is not an industry-standard product with any guarantees that the person making it is not cutting corners, there is good advice about talking to your prospective supplier(s) first.

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