Dear Bob >Dear Keith- > >Wow! Just what I needed to hear.
:-) That's good! We do try... >I've got a friend of mine pretty fired up about producing larger >quantities for his many gearhead friends and local farmers, in >larger quantities. Such as? >This guy makes his own hot rods, so I think, if I can get him the >right info, we will be totally able to get this baby to fly. Any >info on plans for larger-capacity, self-made systems. We don't do plans. Well, there's one excellent set of real genuine plans in the boiler, but not quite ready yet, though I can report that progress is being made. This is a great processor, complete design specs, complete blueprints that you can take to an engineering shop and say "Make it." The plans are finished but the text isn't. That's not our work, we can't do stuff like that, professional. That aside, I guess a reason we don't do plans is that everyone's needs are different, and so are their resources, especially when it comes to critically important stuff like junk. So what we have at our site is a variety of different models that can be followed and adapted according to what you want and what you've got. Whatever fits best and works well. Part of what I said before about empowerment. Anyway, you might have a look at this scheme of Todd's for an 833 Gallon Per Day Batch Plant: http://journeytoforever.org/biodiesel_processor9.html I think all this stuff is easily scaleable. Or run more than one system in parallel, which is more or less what we do - one processor and one wash-tank, plus a holding tank and another wash-tank to double capacity. A lot of people do that, especially with wash-tanks. A holding tank and multiple wash-tanks can really increase production. It takes us five days to make a batch of biodiesel, from start to finish. We could do it quite a lot faster if we wanted to but we're comfortable with that. Using the full set-up we can increase that to 5-6 batches a week, and have done so for seven or eight weeks running. Very flexible. >This guy is serious, does not want to skimp, and wants to do it >right the first time. But he is counting on me to obtain the right >information. There are a lot of experienced folks here who'll be happy to help you. >Thank you so much for tempering your passion for this movement with >not-so-common sense! Oh, was it? Thankyou for saying so. I did get a little impatient, finally, and no, I don't regret it. About time, probably. Keep us posted Bob. One bit of good advice - don't bother your head too much about full-scale processors until you've made a few test batches and start to get a feel for the process. It's often said it's not something that lends itself well to theory. Some hands-on with the process itself will give you insights on processors that you probably wouldn't have had otherwise. Start here: "Where do I start?" http://journeytoforever.org/biodiesel_make.html#start Best wishes Keith >[EMAIL PROTECTED] > >Bob Grunwald >8171 8 1/2 Avenue >Hanford, CA 93230 >559-583-9334 (home) >559-308-0947 (cell) > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Keith Addison > To: email@example.com > Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 8:43 PM > Subject: Re: [biofuel] Best Processer > > > Hello Bob > > >Thanks for your speedy reply. > > > >What about Biodiesel Solutions, which is endorsed by Joshua Tickell? ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Make a clean sweep of pop-up ads. Yahoo! Companion Toolbar. Now with Pop-Up Blocker. Get it for free! http://us.click.yahoo.com/L5YrjA/eSIIAA/yQLSAA/FGYolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> Biofuel at Journey to Forever: http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel.html Biofuels list archives: http://infoarchive.net/sgroup/biofuel/ Please do NOT send Unsubscribe messages to the list address. To unsubscribe, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/biofuel/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/