Biodiesel Basics and Beyond

Biodiesel Basics and Beyond

A Comprehensive Guide to Production and Use for the Home and Farm

Book - 2006
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Perseus Publishing

Biodiesel Basics and Beyond aims to separate fact from fiction and to educate potential home, farm, and cooperative manufacturers on the economic production of quality biodiesel from both waste and virgin oil feedstock. The book includes:

  • detailed processes and equipment required to produce biodiesel fuel that meets North American standards
  • how farmers can use excess oilseed as a feedstock for biodiesel production
  • the use of the co-byproduct glycerin in the making of soap
  • a guide to numerous reference materials and a list of supplier data

This is North America’s definitive guide to responsibly producing biodiesel from waste vegetable oil while minimizing your environmental footprint in the process.

How to make your own high quality biodiesel using low-cost methods.

Book News
In setting up biofuel systems for his own "off-grid" residence, Kemp (vice president of engineering, Powerbase Automation Systems Inc.) found that many biodiesel manufacturers exhibited a basic disregard for safety, fuel quality, waste disposal, and environmental sustainability that undermined claims about the economic and environmental benefits of the fuel. He argues that this situation need not remain and presents his own experiences with microscale ("home-brewed") biodiesel production, describing the construction and operation of a 40-gallon-per-day production facility, which includes a test and measurement laboratory for determining fuel quality. Information is also presented on waste treatment and recycling. Distributed in the US by New Society Publishers. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Tamworth, Ont. : Aztext Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780973323337
Characteristics: ill., ports ; cm


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