Check out this awesome pump setup built by Ryan Staver, one of our awesome customers!
Ryan needed to be able to pump waste motor oil out of large bins and transport it fast and efficiently. To do this, he built what we think is a totally awesome pump for handling waste motor oil that’s completely portable! In testing, he said it moved thick, nasty motor oil at about 18 Gallons Per Minute. That’s an awesome rate for used motor oil! Especially with all the hose it has to flow through! He was thrilled with the result.
Here’s the basic specs on his pump setup:
- 212 CC Harbor Freight Predator Gas Engine
- 25 GPM Goldstream Monster Gear Pump
- Goldstream Pump Mount For Gas Motors
- 22 Feet 1.25″ Discharge Hose
- 15 Feet 1.25″ Suction Hose
- 1/4″ Perforated Bung Suction Filter
- Oil Shut-off Valve At Suction Filter
- Large custom priming funnel
- Inline T-Strainer on discharge side of pump head
- Custom Built Cart w/ Hose Rack
- 4 Heavy Duty Wheels
How It Works:
The pump is wheeled into place and the hoses are put in place.
The suction end of the hose with the 1/4″ bung filter is dropped into the pickup container with the ball valve open. The other end of the hose is placed in his oil collection container. He starts the pump up and dumps about a gallon or two of oil into the priming funnel to fill the suction hose with oil (filling the hose with oil makes it easier to get the pumped primed and going). Once the oil starts moving, the oil transferring begins.
Once the container is finished, Ryan can close off the ball valve as the suction end & kill the pump (to keep the hose filled with oil) and then move to the next container keeping the suction hose full, or if he’s done, he can let the pump suck the hose dry and then close the ball valve to keep any residual oil from leaking out (we think that’s an awesome touch!)
The discharge hose can also be capped as well to keep residual oil from leaking in transport too.
He’s also experimented with putting a ball valve on the end of the discharge hose as well for similar reasons. Once the pumping is done, the hoses are wrapped back up & placed on the pump caddy and it’s ready for transportation! The pump is then loaded back into his truck and he’s off!
Add in some ball valves for the ends of each hose, possibly an inline-strainer, and any other accessories you’d like to include. Then mount it to something such as a cart on wheels and you’re ready to go!
It’s portable, it’s reliable, it’s fast, it’ll suck up thick, nasty motor oils, and it works! We think it’s awesome and were really excited to see just how effective a gas engine with one of our Goldstream Monster Gear Pumps could be!
So, if you’re looking to move motor oil and want a really strong combo, here’s your ticket!
Check out the latest diesel to park at our place! It’s a 1980 Mercedes 240D.
I picked it up yesterday and drove it home and am already enjoying it. It only has a 4 cylinder diesel engine in it, but the engine is strong and the tranny is too! (which is half the battle with these old Mercedes.)
It has minimal rust and what is there is easily treatable. It’ll easily cruise at freeway speeds and drives extremely well! Given a little elbow grease and some time, I’ll have it in tip top shape & it’ll be my new choice of ride around town.
I’ll also be using this car as a test bed for some of our awesome Biodiesel vehicle products. Stay tuned as the fun progresses!
Biodiesel Toolkit Awesome page on the quality standards on Biodiesel. Lists the full ASTM Standards along with the awesome Handling & Used Guidelines manual.
It’s refreshing to see so many engine manufacturer’s willing to support Biodiesel for use in their engines; many of which support blends up to 20% too! Hopefully we’ll see even higher blend support going forward!
Recently, I had another customer “Wow” experience that I wanted to share. While visiting with Mike from Pennsylvania on the phone about his Biodiesel adventures and technical issues, we ended and he asked if I liked potato chips at all. Well, you have to know that I’m a potato chip junky so I definitely replied in the affirmative.
He said, “Well could I send you some?” I said, “You bet! I’d love it!”
So, true to his word, early this week I received a box filled with some of the most incredible tasting potato chips I’ve ever had! The brand name is Middleswarth. Holy crap these things are good!!!! They’re fried in Soybean & Cottonseed oil (yeah, must be a Biodiesel thing, I look at the label on every bag I eat).
Here’s a small sampling of what was in the box (I’d already eaten a few of the bags by the time I brought the camera out).
Mmmmmm…Mmmmm…..Yum!! Man these are great!
As I thoroughly enjoyed my time eating the chips, I imagined the oil they were fried in was being made into clean, renewable Biodiesel…..
Thanks Mike! You made my day!
-Graydon, Utah Biodiesel Supply
Recently one of our awesome customers, Erin from Wisconsin, wrote a short humorous story called Bio-Wars based around the Biodiesel reaction as seen from the eyes of a Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) molecule.
We read through the story and absolutely loved it! Erin has been kind enough to let us share it with you on our blog! So, grab some popcorn, queue the Star Wars Theme Song, and sit back and enjoy this awesome tale of the mighty KOH molecule!
Bio-Wars – by Erin Unbehaun
A long time ago, in a strange liquid far, far away, is where this strange tale began. I’m a lone KOH knight named Potash the chosen one that will lead the flakes to the veggie-oil galaxy. One atom away from the Potassium?Oxygen?Hydrogen? universe. I know it’s a mouthful, so I and my elemental flakes all around me, call this world KOH, for short. One day lounging in my beaker, enjoying the cloudy dust air above; I was whisked off to a strange, strange place.
All at once, the beaker is flying up, up and away from my perch on the shelf, and there I am falling. Helpless and along for the ride I wait… SPLASH! What is this strange substance I ask myself? It is clear, relatively odorless, and I can’t taste anything and I’m getting this sudden state of drunkenness. In a booming voice I hear; “my name is METHANOL, and I’m using my 99.9% purity to manipulate you!” Now I know that I’m not at KOH anymore I think to myself, shuttering with fear. “My name is Potash, what is it you want from me?” “I want your element young KOH Knight, together we can take on Jaba and the Free Fatty Acids before he turns this whole universe into soap.”
“How can I be of service Methanol, I’m just a knight?” “Well young KOH Knight, I’m going to shake this vessel violently and your flaky friends and I will become Methoxide. With our carefully measured dangerous mixture, we can take on Jaba and ensure our survival to fuel the future.” Knowing I can’t get back home because of my drunken stupor Methanol has put on me, I reluctantly accept Methanol’s request. “Hold on to your flakes young Potash while I shake the vessel,” Methanol says with a sinister voice.
WEEEE, up, down, side to side over and under, twisting and turning, this is the most exhilarating experience of my long life. Once all the splishing, splashing and sloshing was done, I found myself floating around, bouncing into the walls of Methanol’s vessel. Methanol is no longer this large scary substance; we are one. I can feel new powers surging throughout my particles. “You did well young Potash, are you ready to take on Jaba?” Methanol says. With my newfound powers and attitude, I tell my new friend that I’m ready.
“What is that strange thing trying to dock onto our vessel?” “That Potash, is the hose called “the worm hole” that will take us to our nemesis’, Jaba and the Free Fatty Acids” thunders Methanol. Ready for action the lever is pulled, and we swoosh through an entrancing tube and run into a warm, thick, smelly substance. What is this place. Methanol says to me, “this young Potash, is the veggie-oil universe, your destiny.” In the thick liquid ahead, I see these strange looking things Methanol refers to as a “carbon atom chain attached to a glycerin backbone”. Floating around next to them are the rogue chains of Jaba’s Free Fatty Acids that have detached themselves from the sovereign glycerin chain.
Methanol explains to me that with precise hits to their chains, we can convert the gangs of glycerin chains to a Methyl ester. Methanol warned me in his vessel that if the molecules from the H?O galaxy interfere with our war on the Free Fatty Acid gang, that all hope will be lost. The Free Fatty Acids are capable of multiplying and consuming our catalyst mixture, thus transforming us into soap for eternity. After blending and mixing into the veggie-oil, the presence of the rogue H?O soldiers are nowhere to be found.
Upon this discovery, we circulate the veggie-oil universe with fury, gobbling up and destroying as many of glycerin chains as possible. Once the oil settles, our atmosphere is vastly different! It is a strange amber substance with a peculiar, yet familiar smell. “What is this strange substance we are in, and what are these things attached to us, inquires Potash. “We are carbon atoms, to ensure our survival we let you hop onto our chain.” “What is that dark gooey substance below us,” I asked the atom? “That is our buddy glycerin, whom we dropped our allegiance with to join your force. We saw what you guys did to Jaba and the chain gang and feared for our survival.”
Upon completion of this dangerous mission, the young knight Potash, was forever known to the flakes of the planet KOH as Master Potash. The Veggie-Oil Universe has been saved, we have made new alliances with the atoms, and Master Potash takes a long water bath slumber in the amber liquid of the Veggie-Oil. After his nice warm bath, Master Potash enjoys his trip round and round in the worm holes of the Veggie-Oil Universe to dry. Young Potash has transformed this smelly goo into a usable green fuel that will power the vehicles of the future, that will forever be known as the Biodiesel Nebula.
Rickdatech. Basic Biodiesel Chemistry. Make-biodiesel.org. 2008. Web. 25 March 2012
Banas, Timothy. FACTS ABOUT POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE. livestrong.com. 14 June 2011. Web. 25 March 2012
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OFFICE OF MOBILE SOURCES. Methanol Basics. EPA 400-F-92-009. August 1994. Print. 25 March 2012
Erin lives in Richland Center, Wisconsin and makes Biodiesel from waste vegetable oil in an Appleseed Style Biodiesel processor!
Check out this sweet Biodiesel reactor setup by one of our awesome customers on a grass seed farm in Oregon! He has the ability to completely power his whole farm with the fuel he makes in this awesome setup!
He started off by purchasing a used semi trailer. The reason? They’re inexpensive, easy to move around should he need to find a new brewing location, easy to secure, and plenty of room inside to set up shop!
Inside he set up everything he’d need to produce Biodiesel!
He even has a really well stocked testing lab!
Power is supplied by a RV 50 amp plug in his barn. He wired a RV power cord to a heavy duty breaker box with two 20 amp breakers. The whole trailer has been wired for power on both sides making it extremely easy for him to connect pumps or heaters anywhere they’re needed.
Oil starts out settling in his large, open barn in cone bottom settling tanks with valves coming out the side so as not to pull from the bottom of the tank.
Once it’s settled, it’s transferred over to the semi trailer and can be loaded into his drying tank to ensure it’s free of any water. He built his drying tank after the style of our Oil/Biodiesel Drying Tank. These drying tanks utilize our Dry Pro nozzle and work extremely well at drying the oil out so that it’s moisture free once it’s ready to be processed.
Once the oil is dry, it’s transferred into his insulated Biodiesel processor to be reacted into Biodiesel.
The processor is an old Fuelmeister cone bottom tank that he’s modified to include a plastic rated heat band and insulation to keep the heat in the tank while reacting Biodiesel.
Plumbing on the processor is fairly straight forward. Hoses, valves and a heavy duty processor pump to move everything around with.
One cool addition he added was a secondary containment tank underneath the processor to catch any spills that may occur.
The wash tank is an old Fuelmeister expansion tank that works really well for washing the processed Biodiesel in!
Washing is performed using a modified Fuemeister Washing Lid with an integrated float.
Water for the wash tank is piped into the trailer through a water line that gets filtered and then transferred via piping up to the Biodiesel wash tank area.
The water in line is then connected to the washing lid which is placed on top of the wash tank and washing can begin!
After each wash, the wash water is then transferred through a water line out of the trailer and into a used water holding tank in the barn that can then be used on the farm for secondary water purposes.
Here’s what Mike had to say about the cool things he’s doing with the wash water, “I use a tote to store my used and separated wash water to re-use on my fields. I’m able to use it on my fields because I react by Biodiesel with Potassium Hydroxide. Because biodiesel wash water is somewhat alkaline, I am able to use it to manipulate the acidity of my soil. Typically, an alkaline material such as Lime, is used as the best way to bring acidic soil back towards neutral for optimum plant growth and soil health, so the alkaline wash water is a perfect alternative! I have an area in one of my fields that I’d used the wash water on that I had sampled and tested by a professional lab two years ago. The results showed a nitrogen return of 18%. That is HUGE!!! One of the most exciting parts of processing biodiesel is that NOTHING goes to waste! The glycerin can be re-used. The wash water can be re-used. And of course, the raw oil you start with, is being RE-USED! That is COOL!”
Once the Biodiesel has been processed and washed, it’s transferred over to another drying tank built just for drying his Biodiesel. It follows the same design as his oil drying tank and also uses a Dry Pro nozzle to get the Biodiesel dry in a hurry!
Here you can see the drying tank in action! The now washed Biodiesel is heated with one of our 1200 Watt Band Heater and then is pumped from the bottom of the tank through our 1/2 HP fuel transfer pump. The heated Biodiesel is then sprayed through one of our Dry Pro drying nozzles and the drying action begins! The Dry Pro Nozzle and a 1/2 HP pump to spread the Biodiesel out in a great fan like pattern that makes drying a cinch! Check it out!
He’s found it helpful to put one of our poly drum filters on top of the tank while the Biodiesel circulates. This keeps the fuel from splashing out of the drying tank to a minimum while still allowing the water to evaporate through the mesh liner.
Here the Biodiesel is all dry and ready to be moved to the next step.
The drying tank is then moved near the back of the trailer. A transfer hose is placed inside the barrel and the processed, washed, and dried Biodiesel is transferred into the onboard fuel storage tanks.
The tanks consist of two 275 gallon totes stacked on top of each other.
Transfer hoses connect the top & bottom tanks making it an ideal way to store over 500 gallons of finished, ready to use Biodiesel!
With this system set up, Mike’s been able to process his oil into Biodiesel very smoothly! Having everything in one spot also makes for a really nice place to make Biodiesel. When the processing is done for the day, the trailer door can be pulled down and locked keeping everything nice & secure!
Here’s a picture of some of the great looking Biodiesel it produces!
As to how much fuel he can process using this awesome setup, Mike said, “I plan on processing 1500 to 2000 galloons this summer to supplement my fuel cost on my farm operation. In todays market, 2000 gallons at $4.00 gallon = $8,000. dollars. vs. 2000 gallons at .70 gallon “my cost” = $1,400 dollars. That is a savings of $6,600”
We think it’s one of the cleanest, well laid out systems we’ve seen! We’re sure he’ll be getting several years of great service out of this simple yet effective Biodiesel processing setup all the while saving money on his fuel bills!
So, with all the great Biodiesel being made, we figured you’d enjoy seeing what lucky diesels will have a chance to use it! All of these tractors are diesel powered which means all of them can easily burn the Biodiesel that Mike makes!
Talk about a great way to save on fuel costs! We think it’s awesome!
Got a cool Biodiesel story? Send it our way!
Zerina Ocanovic, from Salt Lake City, just won First Place at the school and regional level for her awesome science fair project on the potential of making Biodiesel from spent Coffee Grounds.
We were able to help Zerina with some of her research as she worked on the possibility of obtaining renewable Biodiesel from this otherwise discarded resource. Zerina did quite a bit of analysis to first see if any oil could be extracted from the coffee grounds. Then, once oil was obtained, the oil was titrated to ensure the acid content wasn’t too high (it wasn’t).
With that established, she produced several mini-batches of Biodiesel using a standard base catalyzed process. Then, the fuel was tested for quality to ensure it was indeed Biodiesel. The good news? It worked! The bad news? It took a lot of work to make it work, but it’s definitely feasible!
In addition to winning first place at the regional level, she also received awards of accommodation from the following:
US Navy, US Air Force, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institue of Aeronautics and Astronautics, The Office of Naval Research Science, and from The National Society of Professional Engineers.
Also, this isn’t Zerina’s first go around with Biodiesel in a Science Fair Project. She’s done science fair projects on making Biodiesel from algae oil, and on the heating characteristics of Biodiesel made from different oils.
One of our awesome customers, Ross McCurdy, biodiesel enthusiast and teacher at Ponaganset High School, has been promoting Biodiesel to his students for years now, but this year he did something extra special. He flew from Rhode Island to North Carolina in a Biodiesel powered Cessna 182 single engine aircraft that’s part of the Paramus Flying Club! This is the first time in the US that a piston driven engine has been powered by Biodiesel! Quite a neat accomplishment in and of itself!
The flight was 500 miles and started at the North Central State Airport in Lincoln, Rhode Island. From there they flew to Kitty Hawk First Flight Airport in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, which is the same place Orville & Wilbur Wright made their first historic flight! (How’s that for cool?!)
The engine powering the Cessna was a special built SMA Diesel Engine that was approved for use for the trip. Engine Details:
Four Cylinder diesel engine
Uses Jet A Fuel
42% better fuel efficiency than avgas engines
Greater reliability, less maintenance, and fewer parts
Capable of using renewable Jet fuels
Certificated for Cessna 182 aircraft
The fuel used was from SkyNRG, and was a mixture of 50% Biodiesel to 50% Jet-A fuel.
In preparation for the flight, they fueled up the Cessna with their B50 blend and got everything ready!
On hand to watch the historic flight were many of his students as well as those from the local media.
Once the festivities concluded, Ross, his son, and two other colleagues boarded their biofuel powered Cessna, taxied down the runway and took to the skies!
Ross’s 9 year old son, Aeden McCurdy, had a great time while Ross piloted the plane to North Carolina.
Check out this picture they shot while flying past Atlantic City, New Jersey! (wonder how much oil gets produced down there?)
Here they’re flying near the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Headed towards Kittyhawk
Ross McCurdy pilots the Cessna in for a great landing!
They were greeted at the airport by members of the First Flight Society!
Thumbs up for a successful flight to Kitty Hawk! The Wright Brothers Monument sits in the background too!
Photo op with someone in North Carolina
Then it was time to board back up & fly home again.
Back home with history made! The first piston engine airplane in the US to ever fly with biodiesel in the tank! Mission Successful!
In keeping with that goal, we recently remodeled our Biodiesel blog and website to make finding and sharing information even easier than before! We’ve given the blog a new look, installed some great quick-links at the top of the site to the most commonly referenced articles, and built in the ability to share any article with anyone, anywhere in practically every way possible!
At the bottom of each article we’ve installed easy to use sharing buttons that let you share any article in nearly every sharing platform available. Just click the sharing button of your choice, add whatever you’d like, and share away! You can even email articles too!
We’ve also added the same sharing functionality to our main website as well. We’ve created custom buttons at the top of the main website page that link to our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blog, YouTube Channel, and Newsletter. Also, from anywhere on the website, you’ll see a floating bar on the right with the sharing icons ready to use as well! From any page, choose your favorite sharing platform, click on the link on the bar and a box will pop up letting you enter a descriptions and a way to share the page right from the website!
So, to kick off the new look & feel, we’d like your help in getting the word out by trying out the sharing functionality! And, to make it fun and worth your time, we’re going to hook you up with great products from our store just for sharing!
Here’s how it’ll work. For every article or page you share, you’ll earn points toward free products! The more you share, the better the free stuff! We’re also including liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter and Pinterest as part of the fun. To earn the points, simply email us back with where & what you’ve shared & what items you’d like from the pile of free product & we’ll get you verified & then get your free products you’ve earned headed your way!
Here’s how the points work out:
1 point – Like our Facebook Page
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1 point – Join our Newsletter
(If you’re already a part of any of the above, that counts too! Just let us know when you send in your points).
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5 Points – Embed any of our YouTube videos on your website or blog
You can also share multiple articles or website pages to accumulate even more points! So the more you share, the more points you’ll earn toward free products! Points can be earned for the products listed below through midnight on March 31st, 2012.
To claim your points, send an email to info[at]utahbio[dot]com with the subject line “Share Our Site Promotion“. In the email, indicate which item’s you’ve shared and where they were shared (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, your website or blog). If you shared anything on your blog or website, include the URL where the shared links are at. Also let us know if you liked our Facebook page, followed us on Twitter or Pinterest, subscribed to our YouTube channel, or signed up for our Newsletter. Be sure to include which free product you want to apply your points toward and also the address you’d like your free items sent to. We’ll then verify everything & get it sent your way. We’ll tally everything up after March 31st & get your free items sent your way.
Looking for great articles to share? We’ve made it easy!
Check out our Utah Biodiesel Supply Blog Greatest Articles blog post for links to several of our popular articles! Once an article is selected, just scroll to the bottom & choose the share button of your choice & share it!
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Through March 31st, 2013, our awesome BioPro Automated Biodiesel Processors are on sale! $500 off theBioPro 150
$1000 off the BioPro 190 & BioPro 380 Add in the $1000 personal or 30% business tax credit (IRS Form 8911) and you’ve got one heck of a deal on these incredibly easy to use automated Biodiesel processors!
If you’ve not seen a BioPro, you really owe it to yourself to check one out! The machines are made from heavy duty chemical resistant stainless steel, have nearly every safety feature under the sun built into them, are extremely simple to use, and can make Biodiesel batch after successful batch one right after the other! Operating a BioPro is akin to running a dishwasher. Add oil, methanol, catalyst, either Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) or Potassium Hydroxide (KOH), sulfuric acid, and then push the start button and the BioPro takes care of the rest! After you drain the glycerin half way through the BioPro even washes and dries the Biodiesel on it’s own! How cool is that?!
Here’s more on the whole line up. The BioPro 150 Automated Biodiesel Processor- Makes up to 40 gallons every batch MSRP: $7352, Sale Price: $6852, After Tax Credit – $5852.00 Personal, $4796.40 Business
This little dynamo packs a mighty Biodiesel punch! It can process 40 gallons of oil into Biodiesel in 24 hours. Once reacted and the glycerin is drained, the Biodiesel can then be washed using the Spray Wash and Mix Wash Buttons. After each wash, the user simply drains out the wash water and either performs another wash or begins to dry the Biodiesel.
The BioPro 150 Automated Biodiesel Processor utilizes a 2 tank system to operate. Methanol & catalyst are placed in the catalyst tank while the oil is placed in the main tank. Heavy duty chemical resistant pumps transfer the methanol/catalyst mixture into the main tanks while a massive impeller driven mixer (think boat impeller on the end of a shaft and you’ve got the idea) churns the catalyst & oil into a thoroughly mixed batch. Indirect heaters mounted to the bottom ensure even heat distribution throughout the batch for optimum reactions. Once the batch has been reacted and settled, the glycerin is drained off through the heavy duty stainless steel ball valve at the bottom of the unit.
Next comes washing, which is also a breeze. With a pressurized water kit connected, it’s as simple as pushing the Spray Wash button on the front of the machine and letting the BioPro 150 do it’s magic. Inside, a heavy duty osculating water pump sprays water in a shower-like fashion down onto the Biodiesel to rinse away soap, excess methanol, and other contaminants. After each wash, water is drained by the user through the heavy duty stainless steel ball valve. Once washing is complete, the reacted and washed Biodiesel can then be easily dried by starting the wash cycle. You simply press the Dry button, take the lid off, and walk away! After the Biodiesel is dry, the Biodiesel can be pumped out of the self-contained unit using the heavy duty Biodiesel compatible transfer pump! It’s like having your very own self-contained gas station! The pump even has an auto shut off gas station style nozzle!
Imagine the BioPro 150 above on steroids and you have the BioPro 190! As the original BioPro Automated Biodiesel Processor, this amazing unit has a long history of success in helping literally hundreds of people make high quality batches of Biodiesel batch after successful batch!
It starts off with the same heavy duty stainless steel main tank, but then it add’s on the BioPro 150 by including a separate tank for methanol and another tank just for methoxide.
To make a batch in a BioPro 190, you add 50 gallons of oil, add a premeasured amount of catalyst (either Potassium Hydroxide-KOH or Sodium Hydroxide-NaOH), fill the two tanks with methanol to the proper level, push the start button, add the sulfuric acid, shut the lid & then it starts the process and reacts your oil into high quality Biodiesel! Come back at the 24 hours mark, drain off the glycerin, and then push the wash button and the machine will wash the fuel three times automatically and then dry it & have it ready for you to use 24 hours later! It even drains it’s own water!
Think of it like your Biodiesel making dish washer! You load it with oil and return to high quality, ready to use Biodiesel! And, like the BioPro 150, the BioPro 190 also comes with an auto shut-off fuel filler pump that includes six feet of transfer hose! It’s literally a fuel making machine you can run like a dishwasher to make up to 50 gallon batches every 48 hours. That’s up to 150 gallons of Biodiesel every week!
If you’d like to speed the process up a little, we also offer a factory installed INCOSEP accelerator that shortens the total cycle time by over 26 hours! When installed, your total cycle time is only 21.5 hours meaning you can make up to 7 batches every week which would yield up to 350 gallons a week! Want to speed it up even more! Just add a SpringPro T76 Biodiesel Dry Washing system to an INCOSEP enabled BioPro 150 and you can churn a batch out every 13 hours. If run 24/7, you could make 12 batches or 600 gallons every single week! Now that’s a lot of Biodiesel!
The BioPro 380 Automated Biodiesel Processor- Makes up to 100 gallons every batch MSRP: $14995, Sale Price: $13995, After Tax Credit: $12995 Personal, $9796.50 Business
Want to go all out? Then you’ve gotta check out the BioPro 380 Automated Biodiesel Processor! It’s twice the size of the BioPro 190 and can produce twice the output as well! That means it’ll generate up to 100 gallons of Biodiesel with every batch! It features the same dual methanol tank system, the same awesome sight glasses on the side, but we step it up a notch by including even powerful mixing motor to really get things going!
All the safety features are there too along with all the automation. From completely automated processing of the oil into Biodiesel to a completely automated wash cycle too that also drains the wash water and dries the fuel all on it’s own! Just like the BioPro 190, you just fill it with oil, add the chemicals and methanol, press the button and the BioPro 380 takes care of the rest!
Huge Potential Fuel Savings!
When you figure the average cost per gallon to make Biodiesel at about $1.25/gallon, the savings add up fast! Assuming diesel is running at about $4.00/gallon, you save $2.50/gallon for every gallon of Biodiesel used! With a BioPro 150, that’s a savings of up to $120 gallons a week. With a BioPro 190 in stock form, that’s about $375/week. Add an INCOSEP to the 190 and now you’re at $875/week in savings! Add the SpringPro T76 to the mix, and now you’re up to $1500/week in potential savings!
With the BioPro 380 in stock form, that’d be $750/week in savings. Add an INCOSEP and it jumps up to $1750/week in potential savings. Throw a SpringPro T76 Dry Wash System into the mix and you have a potential to save a whopping $3125 in fuel costs per week!
Check out these great success stories!
Restaurant owner Sam Menalakis makes Biodiesel in a BioPro 190 and loves it!
Plus, check out this awesome success story from a customer who’s owned and operated his BioPro 190 every day for the last 5 years! Click here to see the story
With savings like these, the BioPro’s tend to pay for themselves very quickly!
So, if you’re up for saving some big time money on fuel costs plus getting tax incentives plus scoring a sweet $1000 off a BioPro 190 or a BioPro 380 or $500 off a BioPro 150, then March is your time to save big time! But you’ll need to act fast! The sale only runs through March 31st & once it’s over, the prices go back up!