Making your own fuel at home can be
rewarding and fun. However you need to know what Biodiesel
supplies you will need and where to get them. You can either
make your fuel from scratch or use a kit. This will all depend
on how much you need to make, how much time you want to take
and of course your experience.
What you need: when you make your own fuel you will need to
either gather your own equipment or work with a kit for making
your own fuel. You will need to have a budget. You do not want
to get half way through your project only to find that you do
not have enough money to finish it.
Making from scratch: Making your own brew requires some
knowledge of what you are doing. Before you start you need to
make a list of what you need. Some of the smaller items like
beakers and 2 liter soda bottles are cheap, but a good
processor can be quite expensive. If you are experienced you
can use containers like old water heaters and pick up much of
your equipment cheaply at the local hardware store.
Working with a kit: However if you are a novice it is wise
to work with a kit. Kits come in different grades and prices.
For a fully automated system it can be quite expensive but if
you are prepared to do some manual work the kits become much
cheaper. Of course the more manual work required the more
experienced you will need to be. Many basic kits are just that
and will require you to get
Where to find Biodiesel Supplies: there are several places
that you can obtain your equipment for making your own fuel.
Here are a couple of places:
- Online: If you look on the Internet you will find many
websites that offer resources and materials to make your
own fuel. They range from kits of all types to separate
equipment like processors. Shopping online can be quick but
there is some risk. You need to be sure of what you are
getting and that there is a guarantee, or warrantee, on the
parts or kit. Always try to research the company you are
buying from and be sure they are reputable and selling
quality equipment and kits.
- Your local hardware store: You can pick up parts at
your local hardware store, which will cost you less.
- Special stores: there are stores that specialize in
Biodiesel Supplies, You can find anything you need here.
Most of them have websites and you can order products from