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ACCESSORIES
-BEAKERS (Poly)
-BEAKERS (Glass)
-BUCKET LIDS (Sealable)
-CARBOYS
-COLLECTION DRUM LABELS
-COLLECTION DRUM LIDS
-DRUM HEATER
-DRUM BUNG WRENCH
-ELECTRICAL ITEMS
-FILTERS (Biodiesel Screw On)
-FILTERS (Bag Poly Felt/Mesh)
-FILTERS (Brewing)
-FILTERS (Bucket Poly/Nylon)
-FILTERS (Bucket Stainless)
-FILTERS (Custom)
-FILTERS (Drum Poly/Nylon)
-FILTERS (Drum Stainless)
-FILTERS (Stainless Mesh)
-FILTERS (Suction)
-FILTERS (Tote Stainless)
-FLOW METER (Digital)
-FUNNEL (Drum-Threaded)
-FUNNEL (Drum-Nonthreaded)
-PTFE PIPE TAPE
-PORTABLE FUEL CARTS
-PLUMBING FITTINGS
-QUICK CONNECT CAMLOCKS
-SAMPLING CUPS
-SCALES
-SEAL PRO LIDS

BIO PRO PROCESSORS
-BIO PRO 150 (Up To 40 Gal)
-BIO PRO 190 (Up To 50 Gal)
-BIO PRO 380 (Up To 100 Gal)
-PRESSURIZED WATER KIT
-BIO PRO INCOSEP
-BIO PRO ACCESSORIES
-BIO PRO CONVERSION KIT
-BIO PRO GO/NO GO KIT
-OXIDATIVE STABILIZER
-PORTABLE FUEL CARTS
-SPRING FLOW 250
-SPRING PRO T76 DRY WASH

BIODIESEL KITS
-BIODIESEL PROCESSOR
-BIODIESEL WASH TANK
-CONVERSION TEST KITS
-METHANOL TEST (Deluxe)
-METHANOL TEST (Ultimate)
-OIL GO/NO GO KIT (BioPro)
-OIL GO/NO GO KIT (General)
-OIL TITRATION KIT (Mini)
-OIL TITRATION KIT (Basic)
-OIL TITRATION KIT (Deluxe)
-PH TESTING STRIPS KIT
-SOAP TEST KITS
-STARTER KIT-BASIC
-STARTER KIT-DELUXE
-STARTER KIT-ULTIMATE
-WATER TEST KIT

BIODIESEL PRODUCTS
-GLYCERIN BAR SOAP
-TIKI TORCH FUEL

BIODIESEL HOSE
-BIODIESEL PUMP HOSE
-BIODIESEL FUEL LINE

BIODIESEL TESTING
-ASTM TESTING
-CONVERSION TEST KIT
-MAGNETIC STIRRER
-OIL GO/NO GO TEST KITS
-PH TESTING STRIPS
-SOAP TEST KITS
-WATER TEST KIT

BIODIESEL TREATMENTS
-BIOCIDE TREATMENT
-OXIDATIVE STABILIZER

BOOKS, DVD's, & PUBLICATIONS
-BIODIESEL BOOKS
-BIODIESEL DVD

CARBOYS
-1 LITER CARBOY
-5 GAL/20 LTR CARBOYS
-CARBOY HOSE BARBS
-CARBOY HOSE CLAMPS
-CARBOY LIDS
-CARBOY SPIGOTS
-CARBOY VENT CAPS
-CARBOY QUICK CONNECTS

CENTRIFUGES
-CENTRIFUGE (Lab)
-CENTRIFUGE TUBES (Lab)
-CENTRIFUGE (Oil Filtering)

CHEMICALS
-BROMOPHENOL BLUE
-HYDROCLHORIC ACID
-ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
-METHANOL
-PHENOLPHTHALEIN
-POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
-SODIUM HYDROXIDE
-SULFURIC ACID

DIESEL VEHICLE ITEMS
-BIODIESEL FUEL LINE
-FUEL FILTER HEATERS
-FUEL PUMP

DRUM & BARREL ACCESSORIES
-BIODIESEL PUMP (AC)
-DRUM BUNGS (Poly)
-DRUM BUNG WRENCH
-DRUM CONE (Weldable)
-DRUM CONE FUNNEL
-DRUM FILTER (Poly/Nylon)
-DRUM FILTER (Stainless)
-DRUM FILTER (For Bungs)
-DRUM HEATER (250 W)
-DRUM HEATER (300 W)
-DRUM HEATER (1000 W)
-DRUM HEATER (1200 W)
-DRUM LABELS
-DRUM LIDS (Locking)
-DRUM PUMP (Electric)
-DRUM PUMP (Lever)
-DRUM PUMP (Rotary)
-DRUM PUMP (Siphon)
-METHANOL PUMP (AC)

DRY WASHING SUPPLIES
-ARBORPURE TOWER
-BD ZORB MEDIA
-DRY WASH PUMP (Air)
-DRY WASH PUMP (Electric)
-DRY WASH TOWERS
-DRY WASH RESIN (DW-R10)
-SOAP TEST KITS
-SPRING PRO T76 DRY WASH
-STAINLESS MESH SCREEN

FILTERS
-BAG/SOCK (Poly)
-BEER BREWING (Stainless)
-BUCKET (Poly/Nylon)
-BUCKET (Stainless)
-CENTRIFUGE
-CUSTOM FILTERS (Stainless)
-DRUM (Poly/Nylon)
-DRUM (Stainless Steel)
-FUEL FILTERS (Bowl)
-FUEL FILTERS (Canister)
-FUEL FILTER HEATERS
-STAINLESS MESH SCREEN
-SUCTION / PUMP FILTERS
-TOTE (Stainless Steel)

HEATERS
-ALCOHOL STOVE
-BABINGTON BALL HEATER
-DRUM HEATER (250 W)
-DRUM HEATER (300 W)
-DRUM HEATER (1000 W)
-DRUM HEATER (1200 W)
-FUEL FILTER HEATERS
-HEAT EXCHANGER (Plate)
-HEAT EXCHANGER (Tube)
-HEATING ELEMENT (1500 W)
-INLINE HEATER (1000 W)

LAB EQUIPMENT
-32 oz/ 950 mL BOTTLE
-BEAKERS (Glass Multi-sized)
-BEAKERS (Poly 100mL)
-BEAKERS (Poly 250mL)
-BEAKERS (Poly Multi-sized)
-BIODIESEL LAMP
-BOTTLE (Poly 1000mL)
-BURETTES (Glass)
-CENTRIFUGE (Hand Operated)
-CENTRIFUGE TUBES (15 mL)
-CENTRIFUGE TUBES (50 mL)
-ERLENMEYER FLASKS
-GRADUATED CYLINDERS
-GRADUATED PITCHERS
-HYDROMETER (Methanol)
-PH TESTING STRIPS KIT
-PIPETTES (Disposable 3ml)
-PIPETTES (Glass 1, 10, 25)
-PIPETTE PUMPS (2, 10, 25)
-PIPETTE STANDS
-PORTABLE STOVE
-SAMPLING CUPS (Poly)
-SAMPLING VIALS (45 mL)
-SAMPLING VIALS (100 mL)
-SEPARATORY FUNNEL
-SCALES
-SYRINGES (Labelled)
-SYRINGES (Multi-Packs)
-THERMOMETER (5" Pocket)
-THERMOMETER (12" Probe)
-TITRATION KITS
-WASH BOTTLES (Poly)
-WATER TEST KIT

MAGNETIC STIRRERS
-MINI STIRRER
-STANDARD STIRRER
-STAINLESS STIRRER
-HEATED STIRRER

OIL COLLECTION
-BARREL PUMP
-COLLECTION DRUM FILTERS
-COLLECTION DRUM LABELS
-COLLECTION PUMP (Electric)
-COLLECTION PUMP (Gas)
-LOCKING DRUM LIDS
-OIL GO/NO GO KITS
-OIL TITRATION KITS
-SAMPLING CUPS
-SAMPLING VIALS

OIL TREATMENTS
-BIOCIDE TREATMENT
-OXIDATIVE STABILIZER

PROMOTIONAL ITEMS
-APPAREL-Shirts & Hats
-BIODIESEL SAMPLES
-BUMPER STICKERS
-EMBLEMS
-LICENSE PLATES
-VINYL DECALS

PROCESSOR SUPPLIES
-PROCESSOR KIT
-CATALYST SCALES
-ELECTRICAL
-METHANOL PUMP
-PROCESSOR FITTINGS
-PROCESSOR PUMP
-STEEL DRUM CONE
-TEMP GAUGE
-PROCESSOR VALVES

PUMPS
-BIODIESEL PUMP (AC)
-DRY WASH PUMPS
-FLOW METER (Digital)
-FUEL PUMP (Vehicle)
-FUEL HOSE (Vehicle)
-INDUSTRIAL GEAR PUMP
-METHANOL PUMP (AC)
-METHANOL PUMP (Rotary)
-METHANOL PUMP (Siphon)
-OIL/BIODIESEL PUMP (AC)
-OIL/BIODIESEL PUMP (Gas)
-PORTABLE GEAR PUMP (AC)
-PORTABLE FUEL CARTS
-PIPETTE PUMPS (2, 10, 25)
-PROCESSOR PUMP
-SULFURIC ACID PUMP

SAFETY EQUIPMENT
-SAFETY GOGGLES

SCALES
-TITRATION SCALES
-CATALYST SCALE (GOOD)
-CATALYST SCALE (BETTER)

SOAP MAKING SUPPLIES
-ESSENTIAL OILS
-GLYCERIN BAR SOAP
-GLYCERIN LIQUID SOAP
-POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
-SODIUM HYDROXIDE
-SOAP MAKING KIT
-SOAP MAKING BOOK

TITRATION SUPPLIES
-MAGNETIC STIRRER
-OIL TEST KIT
-SAMPLING CUPS
-SYRINGES (Labelled)
-SYRINGES (Multi-Packs)
-TITRATION GO/NO GO KIT
-TITRATION KIT (Mini)
-TITRATION KIT (Basic)
-TITRATION KIT (Deluxe)
-TITRATION BEAKERS
-TITRATION CHEMICALS
-TITRATION PIPETTES
-TITRATION SCALES

WATER WASHING SUPPLIES
-STEEL DRUM CONE
-WASH TANK KIT
-WASH TANK DRYING KIT
-WASH TANK BUBBLERS
-WASH TANK FITTINGS
-WASH TANK HEATER 1000 W
-WASH TANK HEATER 250 W
-WASH TANK MISTERS
--Dry Pro Drying Nozzle
--Fogg-It Misters (5 Types)
--Mist Pro Mister
--Wash Pro Mister
--Orbit 5 Head Misting Set
-WASH TANK PARTS
-WASH TANK STANDPIPE
-WASH TANK VALVES
ASTM TESTING
BIODIESEL COOPS/GROUPS
BUYING BIODIESEL
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Operating Cost & Return On Investment | Financing

The BioPro 190 Automated Biodiesel Processor Cost Analysis & Return On Investment
A BioPro 190 Automated Biodiesel Processor can easily pay for itself in a relatively short amount of time. On this page we'll be breaking down what it costs to run a BioPro 190 and what your expected return on investment time will be. Costs and times will vary based on the current prices for electricity, methanol, catalyst, sulfuric acid, and oil.

Downloadable Production Cost & Return On Investment Worksheet
Click Here to dowload (Microsoft Excel)
We've created a simple to use electronic worksheet where you can plug in the costs of items in your area and quickly see how much it would cost you to produce your own Biodiesel. We've included all of the items discussed on this page as well as the ability to add labor costs, rent costs, and even a usage fee for using the machine.

We've also included a handy section that shows you how much you'll save per gallon and per batch to produce your own biodiesel vs. using petroleum based diesel fuel. And, to top it off, we've included a section on how many gallons you'll need to make to recover your initial investment in a BioPro 190.


Operating Costs:
Here's a breakdown of how you can calculate how much a BioPro 190 will cost to run. All figures were based on local prices in Utah near the end of August 2006.

Electricity
If the machine is used in an environment where daytime temperatures are in the low 80's F and night time temperatures are in the 60's F, the machine will draw approximately 25 KwH (Kilowatt Hours) during a batch. You'll need to look at your utility bill to see what your rate is, but a common figure is about $0.10/KwH. So, on average, you'll use $2.50 worth of electricity per batch.

Methanol
Methanol will vary based on where you live and also by the quantity you buy it in. In Utah, a 55 gallon drum of methanol runs about $155.00 for a 55 gallon drum, so about $2.82/gallon. The BioPro 190 will use 10 gallons of Methanol to make a 50 gallon batch. Based on $2.82/gallon, the BioPro 190 will use $28.20 worth of methanol per batch.

Catalyst
The BioPro 190 can run on either Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) or Potassium Hydroxide (KOH). KOH is usually a little more expensive than NaOH but is preferrable by some people. In Utah KOH goes for $60.00 for a 50 lb bag. NaOH goes for $41.34 for a 55 lb bag. So, 55 lbs is 25000 grams. 50 lbs is 22727 grams.

If KOH is used, you'll use 2350 grams. That comes out to roughly $5.11 per 50 gallon batch. If NaOH is used, you'll use 1520 grams. That comes out to roughhly $2.76 per 50 gallon batch.

Sulfuric Acid
The BioPro 190 will use 190 mL of high-grade (95-98% pure) sulfuric acid in the conversion process. Sulfuric Acid in Utah goes for about $33.18 for a 2.5 liter container of it. Based on those figures, the BioPro 190 will use $2.53 worth of Sulfuric Acid per batch.

Water
The BioPro 190 will use approximately 45 gallons of fresh water during its cycle. Water prices vary from place to place, but we estimate that it uses about $0.50 of water per 50 gallon batch.

The Totals
Using KOH as the catalyst
Electricity - $2.50
Methanol - $28.20
Water - $0.50
Sulfuric Acid - $2.53
KOH - $5.11
Total - $38.84 per 50 gallon batch
Per Gallon cost - $0.78/per gallon

Using NaOH as the catalyst
Electricity - $2.50
Methanol - $28.20
Water - $0.50
Sulfuric Acid - $2.53
NaOH - $2.76
Total - $36.49 per 50 gallon batch
Per Gallon cost - $0.73/per gallon

Return On Investment
To calculate Return On Investment do the following.
1- Take the current price of diesel fuel ($3.59/gallon in Utah)
2- Subtract the cost to make Biodiesel in a BioPro 190 per gallon ($0.73-$0.78/gallon)
3- Record the difference ($2.86 using NaOH / $2.81 using KOH)
4- Divide $9995 by the per gallon savings
- NaOH - $9995 / $2.86 = 3494.76 or approx. 3500 gallons
- KOH - $9995 / $2.81 = 3556.91 or approx. 3560 gallons
5- Identify how long it'd take you to go through that many gallons of fuel
You'll now have the total time it will take to get a return on investment using a BioPro 190.


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