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Buying Methanol

Buying Methanol Methanol can be bought through several types of distributors, as it is sold for several different uses. The price can vary from $2 a gallon to $4 a gallon. Methanol is made from natural gas and the price fluctuates with the price of natural gas. It is...

Breaking Emulsions

INTRODUCTION Here is a method for breaking emulsions that Jack Jones stumbled upon in late 2004. This method uses biodiesel glycerine by-product as the emulsion breaking ingredient, a readily available ingredient for anybody that makes biodiesel. EMULSION DEFINED...

Base/Base Two Stage Processing

Introduction For home biodiesel production, the 2-Stage Base/Base Process is now considered an established way to boost conversion rates compared to Single Stage Base Processing. Increased interest in higher conversion rates is partly the result of new feedback coming...

Acid/Base Processing

Handling issues and cautions Sulfuric acid is dangerous. Take necessary handling precautions. Gloves and goggles. Adding the sulfuric acid to the methanol is violent exothermic reaction. It’ll boil like mad.. Make sure your mixing container has lots of head...

The Appleseed Biodiesel Reactor

An old water heater tank can be adapted to make a safe and inexpensive biodiesel homebrewing apparatus. An HDPE carboy (white jug in photo) or other tank can become a passive small-scale methanol-catalyst mixer, and an inexpensive centrifugal pump (blue motor in...

Acid/Base Processing

Handling issues and cautions Sulfuric acid is dangerous. Take necessary handling precautions. Gloves and goggles. Adding the sulfuric acid to the methanol is violent exothermic reaction. It’ll boil like mad.. Make sure your mixing container has lots of head...