What about Bio Diesel?

United States
March 27, 2008 7:32am CST
Has anyone tried this? Making bio diesel from used veg oil etc.? Or anyone know anything about the www.diesselsecrets.com system? I wonder if it is a scam.
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@KissThis (3006)
• United States
27 Mar 08
I have never personally tried to make bio-diesel but I know one of the farmers just down the road from us does make his own. Since I live in a small rural town I have to get permission from the city council before I could. The farmer told us that it cost him five hundred dollars to get the system. The bio-diesel costs about eighty cents a gallon. He is able to make enough for all of his own personal needs. His teenage sons actually help him to make the bio-diesel. He has several of the farmers in the area asking him to sell bio-diesel to them. He can't until he gets a special type of license. Where I live diesel is $3.89 a gallon. I don't have any idea if that website is a scam or not, sorry.
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• United States
27 Mar 08
Thanks for the reply. $3.89 is too much, even the $3.29 here for gas is too much. Even if the system to make did cost $500 I'm betting it pays off quickly.
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@KissThis (3006)
• United States
28 Mar 08
From what our local farmer told us. He saves thousands of dollars each year using bio-diesel. It is very cost efficient if you live in an area that would allow you to produce your own bio-diesel. I sure wished that I did.
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I couldn't get the site to come up. But a while back there was some people that traveled across country using bio fuel and other ways to fuel their vehicles. They were from Australia or New Zealand. They crossed the country 2 different ways. They didn't use any fossil fuels. They were given a lot of bio fuel from the cooking oil from restaurants.
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• United States
27 Mar 08
What they are not telling you is the cost to produce the grain to make the bio diesel. And that it is taking away from the food supply of mankind. Yes after all you might save ten to 50 cents a gallon but you still have a carbon footprint from growing the grain. They need to look at better alternatives for energy to run machines such as solar power.
• United States
28 Mar 08
But you can use waste oil from restaurants, and most have to pay someone to take it away for them.
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