Building A Successful Biodiesel Business
- By Jon Van Gerpen
, Rudy Pruszko
, Brent Shanks
, Gerhard Knothe
, & Davis Clements
If you're interested in making Biodiesel on a commercial scale, then this book was written just for you!
It's been put together by the leading researchers and educators in commercial Biodiesel and is jam packed with nearly everything you'll
need to know to start a commercial Biodiesel business. Topics include everything from how Biodiesel is made, to the type of equipment
you can use, to the regulations and requirements you need to know about to start a commercial plant. It also covers the ASTM standard
for Biodiesel, the properties of Biodiesel, the chemistry behind how it's produced, the types of feedstocks that can be used to produce
Biodiesel, information on sourcing feedstock, details on how to properly produce, store, and sell the fuel, and much, much more!
The authors taught a commercial Biodiesel production workshop for several years at the University of Idaho and at Iowa State University
that became the de facto standard course to take if you wanted to start a Biodiesel plant. Several commercial Biodiesel plant operators
attended this course and credit it for helping them get started. We've even taken the course and absolutely loved it and recommended
it to anyone that was serious about getting into Biodiesel. The course is no longer offered, but they still offer this incredible
book; which covers all of the topics discussed in the course. Also, as for who the authors are. Let's put it this way. The ASTM Standard
for Biodiesel was developed by them! Dr. Jon Van Gerpen did most of the research to determine what that standard would be! Dr. Gerhard
Knothe along with Dr. Jon Van Gerpen were the authors of the American Oil Chemists Society Biodiesel Handbook!
Yeah, they're THOSE guys!
In otherwords, by using this book, you're getting your source material from THE DIRECT SOURCE IT CAME FROM! It's THAT good!
We highly recommend this book to anyone that's serious to getting into commercial Biodiesel! It covers everything you'll need to know
to get started and more! We refer to it as the Commercial Biodiesel Producers Bible and still refer to our personal copy all the time!
Sample Sections From The Book:
- Diesel Engine Fuel Requirements
- Introduction To Biodiesel Fuels
- The ASTM Specification For Biodiesel Fuel
- Production Processes
- Feedstock Acquisition
- Feedstock Quality Issues
- Site Selection Criteria
- Process Strategies For Biodiesel Production
- Lab Safety, MSDS and Right To Know
- Basic Plant Equipment And Operations
- Biodiesel Transportaion And Storage
- Developing A Business
- Plant And Operational Costs
- Inventory And Management
- Making A Profit
- Environmental Requirements And Permitting
- EPA Registration
Building A Successful Biodiesel Business
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This is by far one of the best guides available for learning how to make Biodiesel available.
Written by the author of Make-Biodiesel.org, the content
is accurate, well presented, and well researched.
Written with the novice in mind, it will quickly guide you through all the steps necessary to get you up and
making Biodiesel. With information on nearly every important topic you should know about, it's a definite must
have for the beginner or even for those with years of experience producing Biodiesel. We highly recommend it.
Biodiesel:Growing A New Energy Economy
This book, written by Greg Pahl, is an incredibly informative and up-to-date book on Biodiesel. It addresses the history of the diesel engine,
how biodiesel came to be, what biodiesel's role has been in other countries, where it is in the United States, and where it's headed. I
highly recommend this book to anyone that's interested in learning about biodiesel, the issue's surrounding it's use, and what it's going to
take for it to become a mainstream fuel alternative to diesel fuel in the United States and other countries. I've read it from cover to cover
and refer to it often as a source of information on topics relating to biodiesel.
The book is written in a somewhat informal style making it an easy read. Greg does a wonderful job of keeping everything objective and simple
to understand. You'll quickly come away with an appreciation for this incredible fuel and the positive prospects it holds for the world.
- Biodiesel Basics
Includes a history of Rudolf Diesel, what Biodiesel is, and how it came to be
- Biodiesel Around The World
Touches on Biodiesel use all over the globe and highlights success stories
- Biodiesel In The United States
Highlights Biodiesel's introduction in the USA and the issues surrounding it's widespread use
- Biodiesel In The Future
Identifies what role Biodiesel may have going forward and the issues that need to be addressed
- 224 pages of research, all referenced and noted
|How To Make Biodiesel
- By Jon Starbuck & Gavin Harper
This fresh new approach to the subject of Biofuels for diesel vehicles is a great resource to have around.
It introduces the concept of running straight vegetable oil or Biodiesel in a diesel vehicle and does
a wonderful job of describing how it can happen. The illustrations are easy to understand and the reading
style is nice & laid back. Written in a refreshing apolitical style, the book focuses on the technical aspects
of what it takes to get started.
From step by step instructions on how to build a Biodiesel reactor complete
with great illustrations to details on how to convert your diesel vehicle on how to run on straight vegetable
oil, it covers it all. Think of this like a combination of Journey To Forever, the Infopop Biodiesel Forum,
and Tickell's From The Fryer To The Fuel Tank all rolled into one without all the fluff. Just straight forward
details on how you can get started.
|How To Make Biodiesel
- By Dan M. Carter & Jon Halle
Maria "Mark" Alovert gave by far the best description of this book.
Here's what she had to say about it.
"Buy this book to explain your biodiesel obsession to your friends- this is a fairly small, concise book, and thus
it's an easy read for people who are just starting to become interested in the topic.
It may be a better general introduction for your 'mildly curious' friends than even Greg Pahl's biodiesel industry
history book "Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy" (which I also strongly recommend but which is a longer read).
I think that as a general introduction, this book is a perfect replacement for "From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank"-
it's got about the same ratio of 'general overview information' to homebrew information
(ie the homebrew chapter is relatively short compared to the rest of the book)-
but the info in the Low IMpact Living INitiative book is much more accurate and well-presented than
Tickell's book was."
- By Lyle Estill
Lyle Estill is part of the Peidmont Biofuels out of Pittsboro, North Carolina, one of the more successful
Biodiesel cooperatives in existence. He also writes the famed "Energy Blog" where he gives his insightful opinions on all things biodiesel
His insightful views will offer an incredible insider's view
into the biodiesel movement. His uncanny writing style is both informative and entertaining. Be one of the first to
pre-order this great book and see what all the hub-bub of biodiesel is about.
|Have Fries - Will Travel!
- By Linda Hempel & Kathy Dotson
This fun childrens book highlights the adventures of a veggie-powered car and an eco-rap star. This book is a great way to introduce kids
to the great world of renewable energy and the ability to travel on it. Get your copy today and help shape a future generation.
|Have Fries - Will Travel!
- By Russel Gehrke
Learn how to implement simple and inexpensive renewable energy solutions for your home in this great book.
Filled with practical tips & tricks on how to easily "go green" without losing the green in your wallet.
You'll get details on generating heat with biomass fuels including Biodiesel and Ethanol in your home. Interested in solar energy?
There's a whole section devoted to it as well! Filled with step-by-step instructions and helpful photos and illustrations, this
easy to follow hands on guide will help you reduce your carbon footprint and increase your cash flow at the same time.
|Making Transparent Soap
The Art of Crafting, Molding,
Scenting & Coloring
- Catherine Failor
This is an excellent book to complement your soap making library. This book will teach you some of the advanced techniques for making soap that's
completely transparent. Step by step photographs give you full illustrations of how to make your soap transparent. By purifying your glycerine well enough, you can easily make transparent soaps using several of the recipes found in
this wonderful book. Catherine Failor is somewhat of an authority in the soap making community and she doesn't disappoint in this great book.
Transparent soaps made from biodiesel glycerine not only look nice, but have the great benefit of being made from an otherwise discarded by-product.
|Making Natural Liquid Soaps
- Catherine Failor
If you're not into making soap bars but would like liquid soaps, be sure to give this book a try!
Using a simple double-boiler technique, readers will make elegant and soothing liquid soaps.
Dozens of recipes using oils, herbs, and other natural ingredients to create hand soaps, shower gels, bubble baths,
conditioning shampoos and even baby and pet shampoos. With over 20 years of experience, Catherine Failor is bound to win
you over to soap making.
|The Soapmaker's Companion
A Comprehensive Guide With Recipes,
Techniques & Know-How
- Susan Miller Cavitch
This is by far the best book to get you started in soap making. If you're serious about using your glycerine to make soap,
you'll want this book. With great illustrations and over 40 recipes for different specialty soaps, there's a great chance
you'll find a favorite soap bar here. The book has an excellent section on the chemistry of soapmaking that is easy to
understand and will even help you when making biodiesel. It has great descriptions about the different kinds of oils that can
be used to make soap, which, coincidentally, are very similar to the oils that can be used to make biodiesel.
I highly recommend this book as a great starter for getting into making soap. From making basic soaps to the most advanced
techniques, it's all here in an easy to read and understand format. Not only will you be making biodiesel, but you'll be able
to use your by-product of an already recycled product to make another recycled product; soap!. How's that for being resourceful?
|The Complete Soapmaker
Tips, Techniques & Recipes
for Luxurious Handmade Soaps
- Norma Cooney
Take your soap making skills up a notch with this great book. It explores several advanced techniques to push your soapmaking
skills to the next level. Topic include such things as equipment and supplies needed, rendering tallow, hand milled soaps, specialty soaps,
and many more great topics. With wonderful illustrations, this book is a great addition.
|Crafting Soap At Home
- Country Living
Here’s everything you need to know about creating fabulous fragrant and rich-lathering soaps that use only natural ingredients and
essential oils. Whip up each batch using seven recipes for either the cold-process method or the melt-and-pour (or “hand-milled”) technique.
Pamper the face with Patchouli Complexion Soap; bathe in the sensual aroma of a Sandalwood Body Bar. There are also recipes for
laundry, dishwashing, and household cleansers.
- Alicia Grosso
This book is a complete guide to making all kinds of soap from simple bath soaps to beautiful, aromatic gifts, right in the comfort of your own home.
Easy-to-follow steps lead you through the process of making soap, from buying the right kind of equipment to developing unique soap recipes. It's garnered
several great reviews and definitely one to add to your list.