Category Archives: biodiesel

Waste to Energy Center

The OMV Waste to Energy Center (currently in planning stages) will be a centralized processing facility where all “waste” material will be collected and processed to extract available energy before recycling the remaining byproducts. (“Waste” is in quotes because the … Continue reading

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WVO Titration

What is titration and why to do it. A good video explaining the chemistry of biodiesel. Basically, the purpose of titrating is to determine the amount of fatty acids in the waste oil. The transesterification process requires a specific minimum … Continue reading

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WVO filtration setup

Waste Vegetable Oil – WVO Filtering and Dewatering YouTube video of a very nice two-tank WVO filtering and dewatering system.  First tank (55 gal drum) is a settling tank, modified to add a cone bottom, with water/sediment draw off valve.  … Continue reading

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DIY Plastic waste to Diesel

Thermal Depolymerization (detailed step by step instructions to make your own) The process is really simple, it is similar to how alcohol is made. If you heat plastic waste in non oxygen environment, it will melt, but will not burn. … Continue reading

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Biodiesel Safety, Storage and Usage

Storage and usage info from this video: Store it in a yellow (or blue) container. Industry standard = Red for Gasoline, blue for kerosene. Do not store in red container. Vehicles older than 1992 have natural rubber fuel lines. Replace … Continue reading

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Biodiesel Program Design

Biodiesel To Do List: I. Assess the available resource, develop new sources. Visit restaurants in the area (from Uvita to Palmar Sur, etc?) to find out how much waste vegetable oil (WVO) is available for collection and of what quality, … Continue reading

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