posted on Oct, 20 2011 @ 06:05 PM
I didnt watch the video, so sorry if any of my information was already mentioned.
It is a good idea, but not on a massive scale in my opinion (like nationwide truckers). My girlfriends parents own a restaurant and have amassed quite
a bit of grease that I could use. I would like to get a diesel, but funds are tight now... But I see a lot of small groupds of people doing this, and
thats where it makes the most sense. A lot of grease is discarded, so those that have access to waste grease should take advantage of that, instead of
relying on the production of more grease, for numerous reasons stated above.
Anyway, the main PROBLEM with biodiesel is, that in temperatures under 50 degrees F, the biodiesel turns to sludge and cant burn properly. This
requires a mixture of diesel and biodiesel... however, in the winter, forget using biodiesel altogether, at least in Ohio where I live. Even in the
summer months, it is still advised to use roughly 30 percent diesel, but some people run straight biodiesel if its warm enough.
I know of a few people around here who do use it, and even sell it to friends, Ive heard 10 bucks a gallon, which grants a nice profit, people buy it
because its a very good gum and tarnish solvent for your fuel system.
On average it costs less than a dollar per gallon to make, and is far better for your engine and fuel system as it cleans it out, where just diesel
gunks it up. You give up about 5-10 percent fuel economy though. But with the savings and benefits, its well worth it.
Its also very hazardous to make yourself, as one of the ingredients in doing so is lye and other chemicals.
Please do not be confused with using biodiesel and running straight grease with the conversion kit. Personally Im a bigger fan of biodiesel because
those conversion kits Ive checked, are over 1000 bucks.