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Old 06-20-2008, 08:23 AM
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New Biodiesel Process

Here is a new process (Mcgyan Process) for making biodiesel that some scientist at a university in Minnesota have come up with. It uses a reactor and thus is a continuous process rather than a batch process.

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http://www.ifound.org/docs/files/BPe...Bio-diesel.pdf
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Cool!



Not really sure I agree with their predictions for where we'll be getting our energy over the next 5 years, but I don't really know much about it, either.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:41 PM
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The waste and other concerns aside - it appears to be far more efficient.
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Advances like this are what we need.
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How the heck did I miss this thread?

Bio will be mainstream as soon as the algae feedstock catches up to the demand. What you guys failed to look at was the $1 blending credit. Which would put biodiesel at $3.10 per gallon. We have a non abundance of crops to choose from due to Subsidies, or basicly farmers being paid not to farm. This is another subsidy. This is what we have to get away from if people are to use it, and work for the economy the way people are tring to twist it. (job creation, new green industries) The government cannot make this a win for the consumer if it interfears with it by having a tilted playing field. We won't even go into the waste of ethanol. Get it to $1 per gallon, and then my friends, you have something.
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How the heck did I miss this thread?

Bio will be mainstream as soon as the algae feedstock catches up to the demand. What you guys failed to look at was the $1 blending credit. Which would put biodiesel at $3.10 per gallon. We have a non abundance of crops to choose from due to Subsidies, or basicly farmers being paid not to farm. This is another subsidy. This is what we have to get away from if people are to use it, and work for the economy the way people are tring to twist it. (job creation, new green industries) The government cannot make this a win for the consumer if it interfears with it by having a tilted playing field. We won't even go into the waste of ethanol. Get it to $1 per gallon, and then my friends, you have something.
Ha ha diggin up bones....$3.10 a gallon would be awsome right now...and i run the crap out of b5-20 durring the summer especially....
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Now if bio could be run in the real cold... It is a common thing for blenders to use bio to make ULSD meet emissions specs. Trouble is, get below zero F and it really starts clouding up. I have been seeing a lot more trucks sitting on the side of the road than I ever used to, and I can guarantee that is likely why. My sister made the mistake of fueling at a known bio blender, and paid the price luckily though right near her house. We use low enough volumes of fuel now that we pour the jugs in, and I have seen the winter blend with bio cloud up, and not long after the tractor stalls. I'm all for bio, just gotta get past this particular hurdle.
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Now if bio could be run in the real cold... It is a common thing for blenders to use bio to make ULSD meet emissions specs. Trouble is, get below zero F and it really starts clouding up. I have been seeing a lot more trucks sitting on the side of the road than I ever used to, and I can guarantee that is likely why. My sister made the mistake of fueling at a known bio blender, and paid the price luckily though right near her house. We use low enough volumes of fuel now that we pour the jugs in, and I have seen the winter blend with bio cloud up, and not long after the tractor stalls. I'm all for bio, just gotta get past this particular hurdle.
Digging up bones again... I figured out last winter that b11 works great at 25 below with a 2.5% blend of e85......never plugged a filter and never saw a hint of clouding. ....
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