How much money can I save
by making biodiesel?
Your immediate savings per gallon will be approximately $1.50
(typical petroleum diesel cost) minus the $0.70 (very conservative)
cost to make your own biodiesel. When multiplied by your
family's monthly consumption, you will know how many months it
takes to recoup your investment in a Fuel Meister biodiesel
processor with your family as the sole consumer.
How much will the supplies
Used cooking oil is widely available for free from your local
restaurants. Racing methanol is about $2.50 per gallon, but
you only need 1/5th of a gallon for every gallon of
biodiesel. Lye is about $5/lb. at the hardware store, but
closer to $3/lb. in 25 lb. bulk bags. You need about 1.5
How much biodiesel can the
Fuel Meister™ produce?
Making only 2 to 3 batches per week, the Fuel Meister™ can easily
produce 340 to 516 gallons of ready-to-use, washed biodiesel every
month. If you do a good job setting up your processor you can
even produce a batch every 24 hours, which adds up to adds up to
1,200 gallons of biodiesel per month!
What other ways can
biodiesel be used?
In most cases, you can safely use up to 100% biodiesel in any
device, which currently uses #2 petroleum diesel. This
includes cars, trucks, generators, tractors and even home heating
Who else do you know could
use some biodiesel?
Think about your friends, relatives, and other diesel
users that you know. They will probably be very interested in
how you've cut your diesel fuel costs and may want to participate
with you in making biodiesel.
How else can I cut
biodiesel production costs?
If you can plan your production volumes carefully, you could get
supplies like methanol and lye in larger volumes to keep the
per-unit costs down. Setting up to collect and store supplies
in larger quantities will also reduce the labor time and
transportation costs as well.
How should I treat my your
own time in making biodiesel?
Most people who make biodiesel treat their own production
time as a hobby, much like making beer or wine at home for personal