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I don't understand why they keep thinking this is news. Or why they think that messing around with Methanol and sodium chlorate or chloride is a good idea (like heating drums of methanol/VO mix to 300 degrees F in the garage). I ran straight, filtered, used VO in my Benz and it was great. There was just no time to filter enough oil to keep it going.

Sometimes you run into trouble with the grease collectors who are picking it up from the restaurants. You see, they are collecting it and selling it for around 2 bucks a gallon. They get kind of upset when you "steal" their grease, even if the restaurant owner says you can have it, because when it goes in their drum, it belongs to the collector at that point. Best way is to have a drum of your own at the restaurant the they will fill for you.

In California, a recent law says the you can't transport used fryer grease in any quantity unless you are a licensed grease collector. Barstiches.

The tax man will come get you for the road taxes that you aren't paying. They will even estimate your mileage for you, and bill you for that. Although I wonder if they would do the same for an electric car.

The more you know...

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http://www.cyberlipid.org/glycer/biodiesel.htm

"The concept of using vegetable oil as an engine fuel likely dates when Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913) developed the first engine to run on peanut oil, as he demonstrated at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900. Unfortunately, R. Diesel died 1913 before his vision of a vegetable oil powered engine was fully realized."

Sorry, alternative fuels gets me all wound up.

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Bio-Diesel has been around forever. They are writing that article as if its a totally new thing. You still have to keep Bio-diesel heated when the car is parked or it will gel up (its grease after all). Unless there is a chemical added to it to keep that from happening that im not aware of, that is what I understand.

Its only a matter of time before resturaunts start selling this stuff if some havent already.
 

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Ok what I dont get is if you had one of those wood burning cars how the hell is the state going to tax you on wood you cut down from your own property?? I dont see any difference if you make your own fuel to burn in your own private car, truck?? Tell me how they can justify charging you a tax ???
I for one would not say a word to the dam state I was making my own bio diesel #1 its my own self made product... Now if I was going to sell it that might be a different story (key Word Might) LOL:noway:
 

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Ok what I dont get is if you had one of those wood burning cars how the hell is the state going to tax you on wood you cut down from your own property?? I dont see any difference if you make your own fuel to burn in your own private car, truck?? Tell me how they can justify charging you a tax ???
I for one would not say a word to the dam state I was making my own bio diesel #1 its my own self made product... Now if I was going to sell it that might be a different story (key Word Might) LOL:noway:
Welcome to Florida. The next California. :sad:
 

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Its only a matter of time before resturaunts start selling this stuff if some havent already.
My parents had a restaurant from 1958-1970 and they sold their used grease and oil even way back then. They didn't get a lot, but it was better than having to pay to get it hauled away.
 

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Ok what I dont get is if you had one of those wood burning cars how the hell is the state going to tax you on wood you cut down from your own property?? I dont see any difference if you make your own fuel to burn in your own private car, truck?? Tell me how they can justify charging you a tax ???
I for one would not say a word to the dam state I was making my own bio diesel #1 its my own self made product... Now if I was going to sell it that might be a different story (key Word Might) LOL:noway:
Because the fuel tax is for road maintenance (supposedly). Now, if you wanted to make your own fuel, and drive across peoples' lawns instead of down the street that would be fine with me :)

I want to be able to buy gas for my lawnmower without paying road tax. I think there is a form for it (and for boat fuel usage) where you can get a refund on the road tax. But since I haven't used 5 gallons of gas in the mower over the last 2 years, I'm not going to bother.

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