Biodiesel Review by Utah Biodiesel Supply
May 2013
The Smell Of Biodiesel Is In The Air
Biodiesel is brewing all over the US and powering several road trips this summer! In fact, at a commercial level, Biodiesel production is on pace to reach new production levels!

With so much of the good stuff flowing, we've loaded up our July newsletter with helpful tips & tricks for ensuring you're making the best Biodiesel possible.

Also, the Collective Biodiesel Conference is almost here! We'll be there presenting and would love to see you there! If you're planning on coming, be sure & say hello if you see us there!
In This Issue
Centrifuge Summer Savings!
2013 Collective Biodiesel Conference Is Coming!
Making Great Biodiesel
New & Featured Products
Essential Test Kits For Making Biodiesel
New Tutorial Videos
2013 Biodiesel Compatible Diesels
Noteworthy Biodiesel Stories
Centrifuge Summer Savings!
Buy A Centrifuge, Get A Free Cone Booster!
Centrifuge Cone Booster
From Monday, August 5th through Sunday, August 12th, we're offering a free Centrifuge Cone Booster with the purchase of a Raw Power Centrifuge That's a $100 value!
Raw Power Centrifuge
Our Raw Power Centrifuges are an awesome way to filter veggie oil, waste motor oil, Biodiesel, or any liquid requiring removal of particulate matter! In fact, when properly adjusted, you can filter clear down to 1 micron!

Stop by the site Aug 5th through the 12th & snag your free Cone Booster with the purchase of a centrifuge!
2013 Collective Biodiesel Conference Is Near! 
Collective Biodiesel Conference

The 7th Annual Collective Biodiesel Conference is almost here! We're on the schedule to do our popular Biodiesel 101 workshop and there's a whole bunch of other great speakers lined up as well! Check out the great conference schedule they have lined up!

For home brewers and small scale Biodiesel producers, this is the absolute best conference of the year you can attend! The speakers are always relevant, the feel is always great, and the people you'll meet are incredible! Plus, the town of Breckenridge is awesome!

We've been a part of it since the beginning and love it every time we go. We always come away with incredible information and have a great time meeting everyone there. 

Making Great Biodiesel - Batch After Batch
Making Great Biodiesel
When producing Biodiesel, the goal has always been to make the best possible fuel you can. The good news is that by following a few simple tips & tricks and testing your fuel along the way, you can make dynamite fuel that can rival even a commercial producers quality!

Here's a few helpful articles to help you make awesome Biodiesel every time!
Learning how the chemistry works at a molecular level is your first step to making great biodiesel. It gives you a better understanding of what the chemicals are doing when you mix everything up and can be incredibly helpful when things don't go just right.

Making Great Biodiesel - A Recipe For Success
Once you have a good understanding of the chemistry, it's time to get started! This article highlights some proven tips & tricks for ensuring every batch turns out the way it should.

Once you have the recipe down, you'll want to learn about how to properly test along the way. This article discusses the proper tests to perform and when to perform them to ensure you get the best possible batch of Biodiesel from your oil!
If you'd like to learn even more great tips & tricks on making great Biodiesel, be sure to stop by our free tutorial section on the website! We have one of the most complete list of tutorials on making Biodiesel around! Everything from how to find oil to how to calculate cost per gallon!
New to Biodiesel & just getting started? Well, you're in luck! 
Learn about how to get set up with everything you'll need to start making awesome biodiesel right out of the gate! We walk you through all the equipment you'll need at every step in the production process. From collecting the oil to filtering the finished fuel, we've got your back!
New & Featured Products
Brewing Filters

Need a high quality stainless brewing filter? Whether it's for filtering oil for bio or wvo or brewing beer, tea, coffee, or even for wine making or worm compost, these brewing filters are awesome! We've been selling them for a few months now & they're literally flying off our shelves! We just added a new keg style filter and some combo packs. And, if you don't see what you need, let us know, we can always custom build one for you

Need to upgrade your diesel engines fuel line to Biodiesel compatible hose? Then check out our selection of Viton Fuel Line Hose! It's available in a wide variety of sizes and is completely compatible with B100 (100%) Biodiesel.

Digital Flow Meter
Need to track how much biodiesel, wvo, or motor oil you're transferring? Then check out this great digital flow meter! It meters in gallons or liters and even meters how fast liquids flow through it.

Made from heavy duty cast aluminum, it's great for use on transfer pumps, collection pumps, biodiesel processors, storage tanks, or fueling stations! It has two tracking meters (current & total transferred) and operates on a set of triple a batteries for up to 2 years! It features 1" NPT ports and ships with a set of 1" x 3/4" bushings for 3/4" hose. Start tracking your fuel today!

12 GPM Monster Gear Pump
12 GPM Gear Pump
Check out the new Goldstream 12 GPM Heavy Duty Gear Pump built specifically to handle thicker oils such as waste motor oil, gear oil, automatic transmission fluid, and waste vegetable oil! It features our same heavy duty pump head but mounted to a beefy 1700 rpm motor that delivers 4 times the torque of our standard 25 GPM gear pump which allows it to muscle through thicker oils like crazy!

600 Micron Bag Filters600 Micron 16" & 32" Bag Filters
We've just added 600 micron to our great selection of bag filters! They're available in a poly mesh material and come in either 16" or 32" long with a 7" diameter opening at the top. Like our other bag filters, they have a metal ring sewn into the top for added strength.
These fit great in the top of 275 gallon totes and can also be hung in the top of drums or buckets! 600 micron is a great size for initial filtering of vegetable oil or waste motor oil to get the large chunks out before going smaller
Heavy Duty Suction Filters Heavy Duty Suction Filters
Need to filter your oil as you pump it? Then check out our line of awesome suction filters! With sizes from small barrel bung filters to large 8" x 3" monsters, we have the perfect suction filter to fit your pumping needs!

Available in 149 & 600 micron mesh or 1/4" & 1/16" perforated varieties and some with suction tube inserts, we're ready to help you filter everything you can pump!

These filters mate up perfectly with our gas and electric transfer pumps too! Check them out today!
If you want to brew biodiesel while taking up the least amount of room, then check out our awesome automated biodiesel processor! It makes up to 50 gallons of biodiesel in about 48 hours and can do it like clock-work! It takes up roughly the size of an 80 gallon water heater yet processes, washes, dries, and stores finished biodiesel all in the same tank! It even includes it's own fuel filler pump!

It's also available in the bigger 100 gallon size as the BioPro 380 Automated Biodiesel Processor  or, if you want to go smaller, check out the  BioPro 150 Automated Biodiesel Processor; it makes up to 40 gallons every 48 hours. We've been brewing our own biodiesel in a BioPro 190 now for several years and love how easy they are to operate! It'll amaze you the first time you use it!
6,000 RPM Centrifuge
Raw Power Oil Cleaning Centrifuge
Want to clean your oil like the pro's do? Then check out our great line of centrifuges! Available in 3450 RPM or the super powerful 6,000 RPM model, these centrifuges can filter oil clear down to 1 micron and do it with ease!

The bowls are easily removable with their quick release bolts and clean up fast allowing you to clean the bowl and be filtering again literally within minutes of shutting it down to clean!
Biodiesel Starter Kits Biodiesel Starter Kits
Looking to get started making biodiesel but not sure where to start? Then check out our awesome biodiesel starter kits? We have three varieties to help you get started making your own biodiesel and saving money big time!

Each kit has a different selection of items for people interested in making different quantities of Biodiesel. From our super basic starter kit to our ultimate biodiesel starter kit, we've got the right kit to get you started!
Click Here To See All Our Biodiesel Starter Kits

Looking to score a great bargain on items? Then check out our Bargain Bin page! We load it up with scratch & dent items, old stock, or items that we just need to get off the shelves in the warehouse. 
Essential Test Kits For Making Biodiesel
Making great Biodiesel involves testing at every level. To help you do this, we've compiled a list of what we think are the essential test kits every Biodiesel producer should have available to use.

Oil Titration Test Kit Before you can make Biodiesel, you'll need to know how much chemical should be used. A titration kit allows you to measure the acidity of the oil through a process called Titration. The result given then indicates how much catalyst will be used in the recipe to process your oil into biodiesel. 

Without titrating the oil, you're just guessing on how much chemical a reaction really needs. It's also a good way to make a big ole batch of goo! We still titrate every single batch we process. 

Water Test KitWater in oil is the absolute enemy of the Biodiesel reaction. It messes with the methanol, reacts with the oil to make soap, and just causes problems all the way around in the reaction. To ensure your oil is dry enough, we recommend always testing it's water content. Our water test kit is awesome for this task!

Biodiesel Conversion Test KitOnce you've made the Biodiesel, you'll need to test how well the reaction went. That way, if it didn't successfully react, you can still re-react it again to push the reaction all the way to completion.

Once you have a successful reaction, it's time for washing the fuel & testing it for soap, which leads us to the next test kit...

Biodiesel Soap Test Kit
With your reacted Biodiesel finished, it's time to wash the fuel of all the soap, glycerin, and remaining contaminants. 

To ensure that your soap level is low enough, you'll need to test it with a soap test kit. It's similar to titrating oil, except it requires glass pipettes because of the accuracy we need.

With these test kits in hand, you'll be ready to make high quality Biodiesel batch after awesome batch!

New Tutorial Videos
We've been busy filming new tutorial videos to help you make the most awesome Biodiesel possible! Check out our latest crop of tutorial videos!  

How To Test Biodiesel For Soap Content - Utah Biodiesel Supply
How To Test Biodiesel For Soap Content
Utah Biodiesel Supply
How To Test Biodiesel For Conversion - 3/27 Methanol Test - Utah Biodiesel Supply
How To Test Biodiesel For Conversion
The 3/27 Methanol Test
Utah Biodiesel Supply
Check out the article that goes with the video too! 
How To Assembly A Goldstream Monster Gear Pump - Utah Biodiesel Supply
How To Assemble A
Goldstream Monster Gear Pump

Utah Biodiesel Supply
How To Get A Diesel Ready For Biodiesel - Mercedes 240D - Utah Biodiesel Supply
How To Get A Diesel Ready For Biodiesel
Mercedes 240D
Utah Biodiesel Supply

2013 Biodiesel Compatible Diesels
National Biodiesel Board Logo The National Biodiesel Board has released their updated list of 2013 diesel engine powered vehicles that are compatible with Biodiesel.

The list is fairly extensive and covers just about every auto maker selling diesel powered vehicles and equipment in the United States. This includes tractors, large commercial trucks, light duty cars & trucks, and more!

Biodiesel News & More!

As always, we try to keep up to date with the Biodiesel industry as well as stay on top of cool Biodiesel related stories. We do our best to share these interesting stories on our Facebook page (and now on Twitter) on a regular basis.


Here's the latest crop of cool stories you may enjoy...

New method for converting high FFA oil into Biodiesel

Commercial Biodiesel production on pace for record year

Collective Biodiesel Conference returning to roots

Cool, new PR campaign by National Biodiesel Board

Viesel Fuel upgrades to enzymatic Biodiesel production

Summit Grease-cycling featured in Steamboat Today

Alachua County is back to making Biodiesel again!

2013 Beetle TDI: Is it better than a Hybrid?

Cummins is coming out with a new diesel!

New website on domestically produced fuels (biofuels) 

Newbie Diesel Guidelines

REG Upgrades Biodiesel Plant To Take Fats, WVO

Adding Power To A Jeep Grand Cherokee - Power Tuning

2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Diesel details

Great Centrifuge Operation & Maintenance Guidelines

New Study Shows Diesel Has Lower Cost of Ownership 

Great Video on growing Canola for Biodiesel

Great Video on Algae Biofuels & BioTech UCSD

VW Sets Guiness World Record 78 MPG!

Introduction To Using Waste Motor Oil As A Fuel

Atlanta Biodiesel Filling Station Celebrates 1st Anniversary

Growing Biodiesel From Seedcrops (with Canola)

Tips & Tricks For Collecting Oil

1951 Pontiac Diesel Powered Chieftain

Great Article on Diesel Emission Equipment

Audi Set To Bring More Diesels To US

Top 10 States of Diesel Drivers

Gizmodo: What's Biofuel And Where Does It Come From

Building A Great Diesel Pickup (On A Budget For Power)


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Graydon Blair

Utah Biodiesel Supply
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