Biodiesel is diesel made from any vegetable oil or organic oil--olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil, palm oil, corn oil, shea nut oil. It can be used for cooking and heating. Biodiesel can be used in any diesel engine. In cold places, a mixture of regular diesel and biodiesel is necessary. Biodiesel hardens in cold weather. The fuel is a very green energy. It has no carbon emission and is non-toxic. It can be burned indoors and everyone says "smells like french fries."
Biodiesel is easy to make. The ingredients are as follows:
To make biodiesel, safety equipment must be worn. Methanol is toxic. Sodium/Pottassium Hydroxide are very caustic compounds, don't want it touching flesh. Long chemical resistant gloves, long sleaves shirt, and goggles for eye protection will be necessary.
To make a 500 ml batch the following steps will be followed:
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