Welcome to make-biodiesel.org, the best reference site on the Internet for information on how to make biodiesel at home or on the farm.
My name is Rick, I'm also known as RickDaTech on the forums. Soon after becoming interested in biodiesel back in 2005, I opened B100 Supply to offer equipment and lab supplies to biodiesel homebrewers. As one of the first companies to support biodiesel home brewers, B100 Supply developed many new products, and over time developed documentation for those new products. In 2006 our Appleseed assembly instructions began to morph into a full fledged how to make biodiesel book with nearly 200 pages. I also wrote articles explaining homebrew which were posted on the B100 Supply site. This material came not only from my personal experience making biodiesel and offering technical support, but also was drawn from the forums and message boards. My philosophy was to write material that was based in what works for everyone. There are many sites, new and old, based on what works for the author. Variations in feedstocks and local conditions often meant that the information on those sites did not work for everyone. By drawing information from multiple sources, sticking to mature topics, focusing on the science behind the process, and watching closely for reports of production inconsistencies, I was able to successfully document how to make biodiesel in a way that works for everyone.
In 2008 Make-Biodiesel.org was born from B100 Supply's product documentation and web articles. Much of it was posted after reformatting and updating. Since then I've continued to add new material and revise older articles.
This site also contains a few the best articles orignially posted on the now defunt "Collaborative Biodiesel Tutorial". We obtained the written permission from the author before posting them. If you posted work on the Collaborative and would like it to appear here, please contact me on the forum or via PM.
This site has become a hobby for me in that I work on it as I find the spare time and work on the topics that interest me the most. As it stands now, this site is the most comprehensive and up to date site on homebrew, even though it only scratches the surface in some areas. It will not go the way of other sites left untouched for years. As long as I'm here, the site will continue to grow and be kept current.
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You may submit links for the Biodiesel Links page by using the comments at the bottom of the page. We will only publish biodiesel related links.
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We accept articles from our guests and users. If you would like to submitt an article please contact the admin on the site forum. Biodiesel related articles are prefered, but we will consider any "How To" type article on any alternative energy topic. Any article submitted to make-biodiesel.org becomes the property of make-biodiesel.org and may be published on this site at the site's discretion. It will not be published in any other form without express written permission of the author. All material on this site is copyright by make-biodiesel.org and may not be reproduced in any form without the authors written consent.
Every single page on this web site contains a warning that making biodiesel at home is dangerous. Make biodiesel at your own risk. This site is for informational purpose only. Even if you follow the instructions found on this site exactly, you are still at risk of injuring or killing you or anyone that comes near your biodiesel production area. You can exactly follow the instructions here and still damage or destroy your or your neighbors property. Make biodiesel at your own risk.