In this post I thought I’d share how we make biodiesel in our BioPro 190 Biodiesel Processor
It’s a two man job as one of us watches the fill line in the BioPro and the other one holds the pickup tube in the barrel. Once the oil reaches the fill line in the BioPro we turn off the pump & disconnect the hoses.
With the catalyst added it’s time to add the methanol. We use a heavy duty methanol rated barrel pump that we attach directly to a 55 gallon drum of methanol. We’ve added some tubing to the top of our methanol pump that makes it much easier to add the methanol right into the BioPro without spilling a drop!
With the methanol out of the way, we cap the ports and start the machine. This is done by pressing the start button right on the face of the machine. About 30 seconds later the main stirrer kicks on and the machine starts working.
Once the machine is running, we add 190 mL of Sulfuric Acid into the sulfuric acid port.
We then put the cap on the sulfuric acid port and let the BioPro do it’s magic!
For the next 24 hours it heats the oil up, adds the chemicals, and stirs everything together and then lets the glycerin settle out.
And that’s how simple it is to make Biodiesel in a BioPro 190 Automated Biodiesel Processor!
8-Lug Magazine did a cool video of us showing off our awesome BioPro 190! Check it out below:
Check out this visual presentation we put together a few years back on making a batch in a BioPro as well.
Click Here to see the presentation
Want to learn more about the BioPro’s? Be sure to check out our full BioPro line below!
BioPro 150 Biodiesel Processor – Up to 40 gallons batches
BioPro 190 Biodiesel Processor – Up to 50 gallon batches
BioPro 380 Biodiesel Processor – Up to 100 gallon batches