Biodiesel

Q. I live in Long Beach, and I have 2 diesel cars. I desperately want to convert to bio-diesel, but I am not sure what the best way is to go. I was told that you all have bio-diesel, so I thought I would ask. Is getting a processing machine best, or are there local supplies available for purchase? I would appreciate any information that you may have about this.
Thank you so much.
Serena

A. To answer your questions about biodiesel:

There (now) are a few outlets in So Cal (hopefully there will be more soon as
the demand grows)

IFUEL ITL INC, Cudahy – 909.277.3160
GREEN DEPOT, Santa Monica – 310.962.0488 (home delivery)
PLAVAN PETROLEUM, Escondido – 760.801.0190
I.I. FUELS, Huntington Beach – 714.552.3154
VENTURA HARBOR MARINE FUEL INC, Ventura – 805.644.4046

For a complete list visit:
http://nbb.org/buyingbiodiesel/distributors/showstate.asp?st=CA

There are many homebrewers like ourselves but they/we don’t have the
necessary licenses to sell biodiesel.

We usually host biodiesel workshops in summer. If you like I can add you to
our email list that will notify you monthly of our scheduled events.

In the meantime, if you haven’t already check out our “old site” which has a
page on biodiesel at www.pathtofreedom.com/biodiesel By the end of the
month we should have a much lager expanded section about making biodiesel (stay tuned!).

Also there’s also a 2 min video segment that KCBS 2 did on our homebrew
biodiesel process called “Biodiesel Running”, this can be found at
http://www.pathtofreedom.com/interactive/download.shtml#video

You can also download an “Introduction to Biodiesel” at
http://www.pathtofreedom.com/interactive/download.shtml#guides

If you are interested in brewing your own here’s some great online resources
to get you started.

A great place to start to learn more about brewing your own biodiesel is
http://www.localb100.com/ or our site at www.biodieselcommunity.org I would
recommend purchasing Berkley’s biodiesel advocate Maria Alovert
“Biodiesel Homebrew Book.” This “biodiesel bible” is the one we used to
learn how to safely brew biodiesel using a water heater processor. The best
thing to do is start with making blender batches and that process is also
detailed on her site.

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