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ACCESSORIES
-BEAKERS (Poly)
-BEAKERS (Glass)
-BUCKET LIDS (Sealable)
-CARBOYS
-COLLECTION DRUM LIDS
-DRUM HEATER
-DRUM BUNG WRENCH
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-FILTERS (Suction)
-FILTERS (Tote Stainless)
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-PTFE PIPE TAPE
-PORTABLE FUEL CARTS
-PLUMBING FITTINGS
-QUICK CONNECT CAMLOCKS
-SAMPLING CUPS
-SCALES
-SEAL PRO LIDS

BIODIESEL KITS
-BIODIESEL PROCESSOR
-BIODIESEL WASH TANK
-CONVERSION TEST KITS
-METHANOL TEST (Deluxe)
-METHANOL TEST (Ultimate)
-OIL GO/NO GO KIT (BioPro)
-OIL GO/NO GO KIT (General)
-OIL TITRATION KIT (Mini)
-OIL TITRATION KIT (Basic)
-OIL TITRATION KIT (Deluxe)
-PH TESTING STRIPS KIT
-SOAP TEST KITS
-STARTER KIT-BASIC
-STARTER KIT-DELUXE
-STARTER KIT-ULTIMATE
-WATER TEST KIT

BIODIESEL PROCESSOR
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-BIO PRO 190 (Up To 50 Gal)
-BIO PRO 380 (Up To 100 Gal)
-PRESSURIZED WATER KIT
-BIO PRO INCOSEP
-BIO PRO ACCESSORIES
-BIO PRO CONVERSION KIT
-BIO PRO GO/NO GO KIT
-OXIDATIVE STABILIZER
-PORTABLE FUEL CARTS
-SPRING FLOW 250
-SPRING PRO T76 DRY WASH

BIODIESEL PRODUCTS
-GLYCERIN BAR SOAP
-TIKI TORCH FUEL

BIODIESEL HOSE
-BIODIESEL PUMP HOSE
-BIODIESEL FUEL LINE

BIODIESEL TESTING
-ASTM TESTING
-CONVERSION TEST KIT
-MAGNETIC STIRRER
-OIL GO/NO GO TEST KITS
-PH TESTING STRIPS
-SOAP TEST KITS
-WATER TEST KIT

BIODIESEL TREATMENTS
-BIOCIDE TREATMENT
-OXIDATIVE STABILIZER

BOOKS, DVD's, & PUBLICATIONS
-BIODIESEL BOOKS
-BIODIESEL DVD

CARBOYS
-1 LITER CARBOY
-5 GAL/20 LTR CARBOYS
-CARBOY HOSE BARBS
-CARBOY HOSE CLAMPS
-CARBOY LIDS
-CARBOY SPIGOTS
-CARBOY VENT CAPS
-CARBOY QUICK CONNECTS

CENTRIFUGES
-CENTRIFUGE (Lab)
-CENTRIFUGE TUBES (Lab)
-CENTRIFUGE (Oil Filtering)

CHEMICALS
-BROMOPHENOL BLUE
-HYDROCLHORIC ACID
-ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
-METHANOL
-PHENOLPHTHALEIN
-POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
-SODIUM HYDROXIDE
-SULFURIC ACID

DIESEL VEHICLE ITEMS
-BIODIESEL FUEL LINE
-FUEL FILTER HEATERS
-FUEL PUMP

DRUM & BARREL ACCESSORIES
-BIODIESEL PUMP (AC)
-DRUM BUNGS (Poly)
-DRUM BUNG WRENCH
-DRUM CONE (Weldable)
-DRUM CONE FUNNEL
-DRUM FILTER (Poly Mesh)
-DRUM FILTER (Poly/Nylon)
-DRUM FILTER (Stainless)
-DRUM FILTER (For Bungs)
-DRUM HEATER (250 W)
-DRUM HEATER (300 W)
-DRUM HEATER (1000 W)
-DRUM HEATER (1200 W)
-DRUM LIDS (Locking)
-DRUM PUMP (Electric)
-DRUM PUMP (Lever)
-DRUM PUMP (Rotary)
-DRUM PUMP (Siphon)
-METHANOL PUMP (AC)

DRY WASHING SUPPLIES
-BD ZORB MEDIA
-DRY WASH PUMP (Air)
-DRY WASH PUMP (Electric)
-DRY WASH RESIN (DW-R10)
-SOAP TEST KITS
-SPRING PRO T76 DRY WASH
-STAINLESS MESH SCREEN

FILTERS
-BAG/SOCK (Poly)
-BEER BREWING (Stainless)
-BUCKET (Poly/Nylon)
-BUCKET (Stainless)
-CENTRIFUGE
-CUSTOM FILTERS (Stainless)
-DRUM (Poly Mesh)
-DRUM (Poly/Nylon)
-DRUM (Stainless Steel)
-FUEL FILTERS (Bowl)
-FUEL FILTER HEATERS
-STAINLESS MESH SCREEN
-SUCTION / PUMP FILTERS
-TOTE (Stainless Steel)

HEATERS
-ALCOHOL STOVE
-BABINGTON BALL HEATER
-DRUM HEATER (250 W)
-DRUM HEATER (300 W)
-DRUM HEATER (1000 W)
-DRUM HEATER (1200 W)
-FUEL FILTER HEATERS
-HEAT EXCHANGER (Plate)
-HEAT EXCHANGER (Tube)
-HEATING ELEMENT (1500 W)
-INLINE HEATER (1000 W)

LAB EQUIPMENT
-32 oz/ 950 mL BOTTLE
-BEAKERS (Glass Multi-sized)
-BEAKERS (Poly 100mL)
-BEAKERS (Poly 250mL)
-BEAKERS (Poly Multi-sized)
-BIODIESEL LAMP
-BOTTLE (Poly 1000mL)
-BURETTES (Glass)
-CENTRIFUGE (Hand Operated)
-CENTRIFUGE TUBES (15 mL)
-CENTRIFUGE TUBES (50 mL)
-ERLENMEYER FLASKS
-GRADUATED CYLINDERS
-GRADUATED PITCHERS
-HYDROMETER (Methanol)
-PH TESTING STRIPS KIT
-PIPETTES (Disposable 3ml)
-PIPETTES (Glass 1, 10, 25)
-PIPETTE PUMPS (2, 10, 25)
-PIPETTE STANDS
-PORTABLE STOVE
-SAMPLING CUPS (Poly)
-SAMPLING VIALS (45 mL)
-SAMPLING VIALS (100 mL)
-SEPARATORY FUNNEL
-SCALES
-SYRINGES (Labelled)
-SYRINGES (Multi-Packs)
-THERMOMETER (5" Pocket)
-THERMOMETER (12" Probe)
-TITRATION KITS
-WASH BOTTLES (Poly)
-WATER TEST KIT

MAGNETIC STIRRERS
-MINI STIRRER
-STANDARD STIRRER
-STAINLESS STIRRER
-HEATED STIRRER

OIL COLLECTION
-BARREL PUMP
-COLLECTION DRUM FILTERS
-COLLECTION PUMP (Electric)
-COLLECTION PUMP (Gas)
-LOCKING DRUM LIDS
-OIL GO/NO GO KITS
-OIL TITRATION KITS
-SAMPLING CUPS
-SAMPLING VIALS

OIL TREATMENTS
-BIOCIDE TREATMENT
-OXIDATIVE STABILIZER

PROMOTIONAL ITEMS
-APPAREL-Shirts & Hats
-BIODIESEL SAMPLES
-BUMPER STICKERS
-EMBLEMS
-LICENSE PLATES
-VINYL DECALS

PROCESSOR SUPPLIES
-PROCESSOR KIT
-CATALYST SCALES
-ELECTRICAL
-METHANOL PUMP
-PROCESSOR FITTINGS
-PROCESSOR PUMP
-STEEL DRUM CONE
-TEMP GAUGE
-PROCESSOR VALVES

PUMPS
-BIODIESEL PUMP (Electric)
-FUEL PUMP (Vehicle)
-FUEL HOSE (Vehicle)
-GEAR PUMP-STATIONARY
-GEAR PUMP-PORTABLE
-METHANOL PUMP (Electric)
-METHANOL PUMP (Rotary)
-METHANOL PUMP (Siphon)
-OIL COLLECTION PUMP
-PIPETTE PUMPS (2, 10, 25)
-PORTABLE FILLING STATION
-PROCESSOR PUMP (Electric)
-SULFURIC ACID PUMP

SAFETY EQUIPMENT
-SAFETY GOGGLES

SCALES
-BIODIESEL SCALE
-TITRATION SCALE

SOAP MAKING SUPPLIES
-ESSENTIAL OILS
-GLYCERIN BAR SOAP
-GLYCERIN LIQUID SOAP
-POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
-SODIUM HYDROXIDE
-SOAP MAKING KIT
-SOAP MAKING BOOK

TITRATION SUPPLIES
-MAGNETIC STIRRER
-OIL TEST KIT
-SAMPLING CUPS
-SYRINGES (Labelled)
-SYRINGES (Multi-Packs)
-TITRATION GO/NO GO KIT
-TITRATION KIT (Mini)
-TITRATION KIT (Basic)
-TITRATION KIT (Deluxe)
-TITRATION BEAKERS
-TITRATION CHEMICALS
-TITRATION PIPETTES
-TITRATION SCALES

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-STEEL DRUM CONE
-WASH TANK KIT
-WASH TANK DRYING KIT
-WASH TANK BUBBLERS
-WASH TANK FITTINGS
-WASH TANK HEATER 1000 W
-WASH TANK HEATER 250 W
-WASH TANK MISTERS
--Dry Pro Drying Nozzle
--Fogg-It Misters (5 Types)
--Mist Pro Mister
--Wash Pro Mister
--Orbit 5 Head Misting Set
-WASH TANK PARTS
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During the time I've been involved in biodiesel I've taken several pictures of several different biodiesel events, biodiesel equipment, cars, people, etc. This section of the site is devoted to showing off some of the great biodiesel things I've captured on digital film.
Enjoy! - Graydon Blair, Utah Biodiesel Supply

Index Of Photo Galleries
Old Style Biodiesel Processors
   Jack Jones 55 Gallon Steel Drum Processor | UBC 30 Gallon Steel Drum Processor
"Appleseed Style" Biodiesel Processors
   30 Gallon | 30 Gallon | 40 Gallon | 40 Gallon | 50 Gallon | 50 Gallon | 80 Gallon | 100 Gallon
Biodiesel Poly Barrel Wash Tanks
   55 Gallon | 55 Gallon | 55 Gallon
Biodiesel Samples & Batches
   Biodiesel From Used Oil | Biodiesel From New Oil | Biodiesel From Our First Processor
Biodiesel Events
   Biodiesel Forum Feb. 2005 | Live Green May 2005 | Processor Workshop Dec 2005
   Warner Brothers "Unaccompanied Minors" Movie Set Feb. 2006
   Biodiesel Forum Apr. 2006 | Biodiesel Workshop May. 2006 |
   Biodiesel Coop Conference Jul. 2006 |    BETE Fog Nozzle Company Visit Aug. 2006
Miscellaneous
   Burning Biodiesel & Glycerin | Biodiesel Filling Station in San Diego, CA
   Jack Jones - Master Biodiesel Homebrewer


OLD STYLE BIODIESEL PROCESSORS | BACK TO TOP
Before there were Water Heater based Biodiesel Processors, biodiesel was traditionally made in 55 gallon steel drums. The drums were heated and mixed with open tops. Mixing was done by simply "dumping everything in" and mixing either with a big stick or a paint stirrer. The processors worked but were crude in fashion.

Old Style 55 Gallon Steel Drum Processor | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Gallery of Jacks old style processor

Description:
I was first introduced to biodiesel via this "old-style" processor. It was built and owned by Jack Jones. One day I went to visit him with my camera and a notepad with the intention of documenting how biodiesel is made. I took several pictures of his whole process of making biodiesel.

These pictures are from that trip. It was because of that trip that I created a widely used diagram that explains the basics of biodiesel production. I also created a page for the Utah Biodiesel Cooperative website that showed step-by-step how biodiesel can be made as well.
Click here to view the diagram

30 Gallon Open Steel Drum Processor | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Gallery of a 30 Gallon old style processor
Quick-Time Video of processor in action - 4.46 MB

Description:
A member of the Utah Biodiesel Cooperative hosted a Bar-B-Que for the coop a while back and at the event we brewed biodiesel in an old style 30 gallon steel drum processor.

The unit was incredibly crude, but it worked well! Proving how easy biodiesel can be made


"APPLESEED STYLE" BIODIESEL PROCESSORS | BACK TO TOP
Over the time I've been involved in biodiesel I've built several biodiesel processors.
Below are a few pictures of some that I've built.

I sell plans to build processors just like these.
Click here to read about our processor plans

NOTE: DESIGN FLAW IN PROCESSORS BELOW
Recently it was identified that having the methoxide carboy located at such a high level (above eye level) is not a good idea. The potenital exists that the carboy can come lose, leak, or even fall causing a methoxide leak. If you plan on using these designs as templates, be sure to place your carboy's at a lower level than where I have mine (preferrably just above the pump, no higher than knee level).
-Graydon

A 40 Gallon Processor & 55 Gallon Wash Tank--My First Processor | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Gallery of it being built
Gallery with several pictures of it put together.

Description:
This is the very first processor I ever built. I built it with my father in his garage. We used it for a while and then I decided I would sell it and use the money to build a smaller one at my own place, as it wasn't getting used where it was. I received a flood of calls on it from all over the country and so with that kind of demand for biodiesel processors, I decided to go into business. So this is the one that started it all for me! A good friend now owns it and uses it to make great biodiesel with.

A 30 Gallon Processor & 50 Gallon Wash Tank | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Gallery of it being built

Description:
With a leap of faith, I gained my first customer, a local school teacher interested in teaching her kids about biodiesel and how it's made. She was willing to be my first guinnea pig to build a processor to sell. The processor turned out incredibly well and makes excellent biodiesel to this very day.

A 30 Gallon Demo Processor | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Pictures I used to sell it with.

Description:
I originally built this processor before some of my other processors with full intent to use it as a demonstration processor to haul around to special biodiesel events. After I began making it I revised my plumbing layout a little so I decided to sell it. I sold it at a reduced price and boy did it ever sell fast! It only lasted 3 days once it went up for sale.

It was based on a new small 30 gallon hot water heater and utilized several of the items we sell including our 1" clear water pump, 1/2" temperature gauge, 3/4" quick connect sets, 3/4" ball valves, 1/2" ball valves, and our 12 gauge processor cord. It's a great little unit. So great, in fact, that I'm in the middle of making another one for small biodiesel events using our new plumbing layout.

A 40 Gallon Demo Processor | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Pictures of the unit

Description:
I had a brand new 40 gallon water heater sitting in my garage through the winter of 2005-06. It was just taking up space so I decided to build another processor.

I have a standard plumbing layout that I've really become attached to and am continuing to use on all the units I build. This unit started it's life as a GE 220 Volt Electric Water Heater from Home Depot. I converted it to a 110 volt unit using one of my 1500 Watt Heating Elements, my Heater Element Wrench and one of my 12 Gauge 110 Volt Power Cords. I also utilized several of the products I carry in building this, including some Banjo Quick Connects, 3/4" Ball Valves, 1/2" Ball Valves, a 1/2" Check Valve, a 3/4" 30 PSI Pressure Relief Valve, 6 rolls of Yellow Teflon Tape, Several different style hose barbs, a 1/2" Thermometer, a 1" Clear Water Pump, 3/4" Elbows-both Standard & Street Style, lot's of 3/4" and 1/2" close nipples, several T's, bushings, a 3/4" Union, 3/4" Pipe Lengths, lots of hose clamps, and a 5 Gallon Carboy to mix the methoxide in.

I also made a 55 gallon wash tank that goes with it as well. Together the units will be a really nice addition to the new shed that's coming and will be a nice way to show off how to make biodiesel.

A 50 Gallon Processor & 55 Gallon Wash Tank | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Gallery of it being built

Description:
I built this processor for a customer. I built up the processor and wash tank and he crafted a beautiful cart for it to sit on. Jack Jones of Riverstones Biodiesel offered his services to teach him how to brew biodiesel using the unit and we all three worked together to brew the first batch. The biodiesel that came out of it was absolutely beautiful!!!

Another 50 Gallon Processor & 55 Gallon Wash Tank | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Gallery of it being built

Description:
I built this processor originally to keep for my own use but then someone waived some big dollar bills in front of me and I parted with it. It's completely self contained on a sturdy wooden cart. The wash tank outlet's are mounted directly to the front of the cart for easy access. I also used some of our quick connect sets at all of the points where the hoses hook up. It made for a very nice, modular unit. This is the last unit I built with the carboy placed so high. It was one of my cleanest designs and I about cried the day I let it go. I've since built several others and one day maybe I'll build another nice one like this again.

An 80 Gallon Processor & (4) 55 Gallon Wash Tanks | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Gallery of it being built

Description:
This processor was unique in that the building it's housed in was renovated expressly for this project. Custom electrical outlets, drains, insulation, and walls were all built specifically to house this unit. It started out in the summer of 2005 and was completed in April of 2006. Between that time I built several other processors.

The unit is based off of an industrial grade 80 gallon water heater and 4 55 gallon poly drums. The processor is based off of my Biodiesel Processor Plans and the wash tanks are also based off of my Poly Barrel Biodiesel Wash Tank Plans. The processor system turned out great and really has a clean look to it. I really enjoyed putting this unit together.

A 100 Gallon Processor!! & (4) 55 Gallon Wash Tanks | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Several pictures of the finished system
Additional pictures plus video footage of the unit

Description:
This unit was unique. My client wanted to be able to make a lot of biodiesel at a time. To accomplish this I plumbed two 50 gallon hot water heaters together into a single unit. I customized the plumbing especially for this unit to use a single pump. The unit processes biodiesel in each of the tanks. My client processes a batch in one tank and while it's processing the other tank can be heating oil for another batch.

To handle all of the biodiesel to be made, I built 4 wash tanks based on my stand-pipe wash tank design. My client built all of the wooden carts for everything to sit on and we built the wash tanks together. The complete system really turned out well.

I've been asked by several people for the plans to this unit. Below are the plans but with some modified plumbing. We've discovered that you only need to use one methoxide inlet so in my sketch I've moved the methoxide inlet inline with the pump intake. This modifies the design a bit but still works extremely well.
Click here for a printable sketch of the plans (132 Kb PDF)

The Christian Science Monitor did a really nice article on my client a while back
Click here to see the great article they wrote


BIODIESEL WASH TANKS | BACK TO TOP
I also have built several wash tanks. Just after I built my first processor, I decided to try out a new design for a wash tank made on a wooden stand using a poly tank. The concept worked exceptionally well. I published it to an online biodiesel forum for people to critique and it was accepted with wide acclaim.

I now sell plans to build wash tanks just like these.
Click here to read about our wash tank plans

Below are a few examples of some of the wash tanks I've built based on that same design.

Instructions For Using Wash Tanks

A 55 Gallon Portable Wash Tank--The one that started it all! | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Gallery of the wash tank
Detailed plans for building a wash tank like this

Description:
This was the one that started the phenomenon for poly built wash tanks on wooden stands. A couple of afternoons in my garage with a few ingenious idea's, some power tools, some plumbing, and away I went! The thing works REALLY, REALLY well. We liked the design so well that we now offer Poly Wash Tank Plans on how to build a wash tank like this. We also offer a Complete Poly Wash Tank Kit as well.

55 Gallon Portable Wash Tank | BACK TO TOP

Pictures of the wash tank

Description:
This wash tank is based on the one I did above and went with the second processor I made. It follows the basic design of the first one pretty much in every detail. I did use a different air pump and a different heater that were both more robust than the first one I made. I sell a different bubbling unit that is far superior than the copper bubble rings I used when I made this unit. I still incorporate the wooden frame and the casters, as I really like the ability to move it around.

55 Gallon Portable Wash Tank | BACK TO TOP

Pictures of the wash tank

Description:
This wash tank is a revised version of the one's above. It integrates improvements that I've found over time to make them even better. A few improvement include the use of a wooden bubbler,
a titanium heater, quick connects, counter-sunk bolt holes, revised wheel positioning, a new electrical outlet with cord mounted right to the cart, yellow teflon tape and a lower overall height. This tank also has an improved mounting position of the air pump and heat controller. These improvements have come as my clients have suggested them, thereby showing that we're dedicated to improving "state of the art" in biodiesel production equipment. With the revised wheel positioning and lowered height, the center of gravity is much lower and makes the tank much more stable when moving it around.


BIODIESEL BATCHES & SAMPLES | BACK TO TOP
Over my time involved in biodiesel I've photographed several different samples of biodiesel. Below are some of those pictures.

Biodiesel Samples | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Pictures Of The Samples

Description:
Jack Jones was the first one to really introduce me to biodiesel first hand. On one of my many visits to his place I photographed several of his "research samples" that he had made. Over the course of his biodiesel brewing he experimented with several different feedstocks (oil used to make biodiesel) and different methods for making biodiesel. These pictures are some great illustrations of just how versatile biodiesel can be.

Biodiesel Made From Different Organic Oils | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Pictures of the different biodiesel samples
Biodiesel samples available for sell

Description:
A while back I participated in a "green" event called Live Green which highlighted way's to "use 'green' products". Jack Jones made up a bunch of biodiesel samples from various oils to show just how many different oils can be made into biodiesel. The samples were such a hit that we decided to sell them. They sold fast!

Biodiesel Made From Our Very First Biodiesel Processor | BACK TO TOP

Pictures of this batch of biodiesel

Description:
When we built our first biodiesel processor, we were thrilled at how easy it was to make biodiesel! These pictures are of a batch of biodiesel we made that turned out great!


BIODIESEL EVENTS | BACK TO TOP
Because of my involvement in biodiesel in Utah, I've participated in several biodiesel events and events showcasing "green living". Below is a small collection of some of the pictures I've taken at some of these events.

Biodiesel Forum - February 2005 | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Pictures from the forum

Description:
In Februaray of 2005 I helped plan a monumental event in Utah to help educate the public on biodiesel. I worked with people from Clean Cities Utah and from the Utah Biodiesel Cooperative. Together we planned a whole day dedicated to biodiesel. Jack Jones put together an awesome flyer highlighting several key facts about biodiesel. I put together a really nice Biodiesel Resource Guide, and together with others from the Utah Biodiesel Cooperative we put together a really nice booth with information on biodiesel.

Dal Soglio Oil, Utah's first commercial biodiesel retailer was instrumental in helping the event occur and even brought in one of their big rigs with biodiesel to use for publicity. We had such biodiesel notables as John Long from Blue Sun Biodiesel, Daryl Reece, from Pacific Biodiesel, and Jack Jones of Riverstones Biodiesel speak at the event. I even introduced some of our key speakers.

Overall the event turned out really well and was well attended by several fleet owners and other's interested in biodiesel. We even were on the local news!

Live Green - May 2005 | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Pictures from the Live Green event

Description:
In May of 2005 I participated in the Salt Lake City's Downtown Alliance Live Green event. It highlighted way's to live 'greener' and hosted entertainment, food, and booths devoted to way's to help people live 'greener'. Along with Jack Jones of Riverstones Biodiesel and Utah Clean Cities we hosted a booth dedicated to educating the public on biodiesel. Turnout was phenomenal and we were amazed at the great response our booth received. We gave out samples of biodiesel made from all sorts of different oils, sold biodiesel decals and biodiesel books, and handed out several copies of this great biodiesel primer as well as copies of Jacks great biodiesel flyer that he's put together that was based on the 2004 Biodiesel Handling & Use Guidelines publication.

The event furthered our committment to spreading the word about Biodiesel in our community and helped us to make some great contacts.

Biodiesel Processor Building Workshop - December 3, 2005 | BACK TO TOP

Galleries:
Pictures from the Processor Workshop

Files From Workshop:
Below are links to web versions of the hand out's I used at the workshop.
Processor Diagram Labelled--Hand Drawn Version
Processor Diagram Unlabelled--Clean Version
Processor Parts Breakdown--Excel Format

Description:
In Dec. of 2005, in cooperation with the Utah Biodiesel Cooperative, I put on a workshop to show how to build a basic Appleseed Style Biodiesel Processor. The version that I build is called a "Riverstones" processor because it's based so closely off of Jack Jones Appleseed Style Processor. The event was on a Saturday afternoon on a cold, wintery day but even considering the weather, turnout was great.

My apologies ahead of time for some of the blurry shots.

Warner Brothers "Unaccompanied Minors" Movie Set - Feb. 2006 | BACK TO TOP


Galleries:
Picking Up The Stuff
The "Homebrewers" Garage
The "Homebrewers" Office
The "Homebrewers" Mercedes

Description:
In early January, 2006 I was contacted by a Warner Brothers Motion Pictures set designer about Biodiesel for the movie "Unaccompanied Minors". I spent several hours on the phone and at my location consulting with them on the finer points of Biodiesel. One of their characters in the movie was a "Biodiesel Nut" and they needed some expertise on Biodiesel so they contacted me.

I worked with them to make sure everything was as authentic as it could be. This included renting them actual homebrewing Biodiesel equipment which they then used in the set for the movie. They also purchased two Mercedes Diesels for the show based on my recommendation and then plastered the thing with several of my Biodiesel Decals. I helped them set up the office, the garage, and the Mercedes for the movie. I had an absolute ball and even spent a really late night on the set.

Biodiesel Forum - April 10th, 2006 | BACK TO TOP

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Pictures from the 2006 Biodiesel Forum

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On April 10th, 2006, we held our 2nd Annual Biodiesel Forum in Utah. As with the first one, our goal was to help educate the public on what biodiesel is, how it can be used, and give people a chance to hear some real-life stories from people who are actually using it. Turn out for 2006 wasn't as big as 2005, but the quality of the presentations was incredible! Once again, we're continually committed to spreading the word about biodiesel and all of it's benefits to any that will listen!

The event turned out really well and even received some positive media coverage from FM 90 KUER, a local Salt Lake City public radio station. You can hear the report that aired over the air waves by clicking here! (6.7 MB MP3 File).

Biodiesel Workshop - May 12th & 13th, 2006 | BACK TO TOP

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Day 1 - Processor Building
Day 2 - Brewing Biodiesel

Blog Posts
Day 1 - Getting all the kinks out
Day 2 - Time for fun!

Description:
On May 12th & 13th, 2006 I hosted a Biodiesel Workshop in downtown Salt Lake City. The workshop was put on by Biodiesel Homebrewing Expert, Maria Alovert a.k.a. Girl Mark. The workshop spanned two day's and was so popular that we ran out of room and had to turn several people away. People came from all over the United States and Canada. We even had one participant come from as far away as New Zealand. I was amazed!

The first day we concentrated on building Biodiesel processors and going over the equipment needed to produce Biodiesel. Day two was devoted to teaching participants how to make great, high quality biodiesel. Every participant was able to perform a titration on waste oil several time, brew a small batch of Biodiesel, and perform multiple quality tests.

Local Biodiesel: A Biodiesel Coop Conference - July 15-16th, 2006 | BACK TO TOP

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Pictures from the conference.

Blog Posts
My conference report

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In July of 2006 I helped plan a successful Biodiesel conference held in Golden, Colorado at the Colorado School of Mines. Our goal was to create a conference where people belonging to Biodiesel Cooperatives as well as homebrewers could come and learn more about how to successfully promote Biodiesel and sharpen our craft. The turnout was so great that we even had to turn people away.

We even formed an organization called the Collective Biodiesel Conference group. Check out the website!

It was really fun for me because I was able to meet some of my Biodiesel mentors and peers all in one spot. I also met several of my customers which was a total rush. It was also at this conference that I met Danny Lesa & Greg Garrison of SSI Energy, past manufacturer of the BioPro line of Automated Biodiesel Processors. Needless to say, I was in hog heaven!

BETE Fog Nozzle Company Visit - August 30th, 2006 | BACK TO TOP

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Pictures from BETE's Visit

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On August 30th, 2006 we were priviledged to have a company visit from the folks at BETE Fog Nozzle. We use a couple of their products for washing Biodiesel, the MistPro and the WashPro. They were so interested in Biodiesel (and the fact that I ordered a huge quantity of their products) that they made a point to stop by and see what we were up to. The visit was great!


BIODIESEL MISCELLANEOUS | BACK TO TOP
Below are some pictures of miscellaneous things related to biodiesel that I've photographed.

Burning Biodiesel & Glycerin | BACK TO TOP

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Pictures of Biodiesel Glycerin Burning

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One day I made a botched batch of biodiesel & thought, "Hmm....I wonder if the stuff'll burn!". So, I stuck some on a pie tin, struck a match & tried to get it to light. NO GO! So, then I stuck an old cloth in the biodiesel/glycerin mixture and used it as a wick & lit the thing up! The result was that the stuff did indeed burn. In fact, it changed colors several times. My guess is that the first stuff was biodiesel and the final bluish hue fire was left-over methanol in the glycerin layer. Made for a very cool flame!

Ford Dealer In San Diego, CA Selling Biodiesel | BACK TO TOP

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Pictures of A Ford Dealer Selling Biodiesel

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In the summer of 2005 I took a trip to San Diego, California to attend a wedding of a relative. Well, being the biodiesel nut that I am, I decided to try to meet up with some folks while there. I attended a little biodiesel meeting and met some great folks. While driving around town I ran across this really cool Ford dealership that sold Biodiesel and other renewable fuels along with the standard diesel & gasoline.

I thought it was so cool that I took a bunch of pictures of it to show off to my biodiesel friends back home. So, now that I'm organizing all of my Biodiesel pictures I thought I'd throw these up too. Very cool!

Jack Jones - Master Biodiesel Homebrewer | BACK TO TOP
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Random photos of Jack's equipment & kids

Jack Jones was my personal biodiesel mentor and the whole reason I'm into biodiesel today. He's the one that first introduced me to biodiesel and got me started in this great adventure. Jack really did a lot for biodiesel in Utah. Here's just a few of his amazing Biodiesel accomplishments:

  • Introduced owner Graydon Blair to Biodiesel
  • Helped form the Utah Biodiesel Cooperative
  • Built and published on the web information on his Appleseed Biodiesel Processor
  • Created and launched Riverstones Biodiesel
  • Discovered a revolutionary way to break biodiesel emulsions
  • Gave many people in Utah their first start in Biodiesel
  • Taught several Biodiesel Workshops & Demonstrations
  • Made some of the first successfully commercially sold soap made from Biodiesel Glycerin
  • And many, many more...

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