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How To Make Biodiesel Fuel

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Topics:  Biodiesel

How To Make Biodiesel Fuel

Chris Coffman
August 8, 2006

Suppose you could cut your fuel cost by a substantial amount? Suppose you could help cut down on carbon dioxide in the atmosphere while reducing your engine wear? These are only a few of the benefits of making biodiesel fuel at home.

Making biodiesel fuel at home is a hot topic due to the recent increases in gas prices. Individuals across the country are producing biodiesel fuels for pennies using ingredients such a vegetable oil, animal fats, and grease. Anyone can start their own biodiesel production. Most consider this a difficult process, however, it is much easier than most would think. Here is a three step system for making biodiesel fuel at home.

1. Ensure your automobile will run on biodiesel fuel

Biodiesel can be used in most in a majority of diesel engines with little or no modification to the engine. However, it is wise to ensure your engine will operate correctly with biodiesel fuel before you get started. You best bet would be to consult your automobile manual or try calling your local dealership. If you're unsure, contact a professional to help you out. Once you have determined your engine will run correctly, you can then move on to the next step of production.

2. Making Biodiesel Fuel

Though this may seem like a difficult task, it is easier than one would think. The production process usually involves the combining of vegetable oil or animal fats with methanol alcohol. The chemical reaction that takes place creates esters that compose the "bio" portion of the fuel.

The esters are then combined with petroleum to create the fuel. For those who are relatively new to the process, many guides are now available that teach you how to accomplish each step from the comfort of your home. These guides require no previous experience and are a incredible source of helpful information.

3. Enjoy The Savings

While gas prices continue to rise through the roof, many people are enjoying the savings provided by biodiesel fuel. When you're creating your own for pennies, you can imagine how much you'll save in fuel costs. Most people can use the extra money. Plus, you'll also be reducing your engine wear and cutting down on carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. '

Hopefully, this article has helped you understand how to make biodiesel fuel at home. It is an exciting experience and the savings on fuel cost are even better. Good luck on your quest to make biodiesel fuel and don't forget to enjoy the ride!

About the author: Start making your own biodiesel fuel at home TODAY and save a ton of cash on fuel cost. Step by Step guide teaches you everything you need to know. Visit: http://www.chriscoffman.com/biodieselfuel.html to get started today!

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