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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-28-2007, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Bio-diesel

all you guys that fill up with bio-diesel how do you like it? Does it burn faster then diesel or is it slower burning? I guess im just curious on to how it is working for you guys.
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i run homebrew chevypowa, i believe i get better fuel mileage with #2, but for the price it's no contest. don't really no about B20 but it's probably very close to #2.

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I run homebrew B100 and commercial B20/50/99, when I can't find the time.

BioDiesel = Good for engine, good for economy and good for farmers.

Pickup a diesel and start burning it.

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I'm getting B50 mixing it down to B20-B15 or so in the aux fuel tank. People tell me that it smells a whole bunch better and the engine sound smoother with it vs. straight #2. Can't tell on mileage since I can't measure it; power is about the same.

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I watched a program on bio-fuel on the TV the other night, whilst you people are to be commended for using it there is a downside to it too. The rain forests are being torn down and burned, then palm trees are being planted in place of them.. What they said on the TV program the animal life alongside their habitat that they need to survive is being destroyed in the name of the said bio-fuel. I'm not pointing the finger at anyone, merely pointing out it does seem at times we cant do right for doing wrong.

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I watched a program on bio-fuel on the TV the other night, whilst you people are to be commended for using it there is a downside to it too. The rain forests are being torn down and burned, then palm trees are being planted in place of them.. What they said on the TV program the animal life alongside their habitat that they need to survive is being destroyed in the name of the said bio-fuel. I'm not pointing the finger at anyone, merely pointing out it does seem at times we cant do right for doing wrong.
don't believe all you watch, most of our bio-fuel is made from regular crops like soy. On the home brew level it is coming from waste vegetable oils.

Brazil was using sugarcane to make their ethanol. I really doubt they are using the forests to make bio-diesel. It would be like pounding rocks together to get sand for concrete. There is much easier ways to do it.
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Hi bulldogdad,

As I say I'm not lecturing you in any way, nor am I saying what you say is not true.

All that I am trying to point out is that poor regions of Indonesia are jumping on the band wagon to make a living by producing biofuel, and who can blame them.

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Palm oil: the biofuel of the future driving an ecological disaster now..

The numbers are damning. Within 15 years 98% of the rainforests of Indonesia and Malaysia will be gone, little more than a footnote in history. With them will disappear some of the world's most important wildlife species, victims of the rapacious destruction of their habitat in what conservationists see as a lost cause.
Perhaps the link below can explain it far better than I ever will..

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2007/apr/04/energy.indonesia

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Well thats the problem with other countries, they don't think about he long term. but they are being smart in becoming independent and not buying fuel from the terrorists of the middle east.
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Just started running B20 and will be makiing a X-country trip 5000 miles in the next couple of weeks. I will report back on the mileage. It is too early to tell, but I appear to be getting about 1 mpg less in town. I plan on fueling again in Dallas with B20 or B50. I have an 80 gallon tank so I can custom mix as needed.

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there seems to a bigger issue with other countries tapping into the hot market.... and us Americans will buy it. From what I hear, most bio comes from the us. But Im sure other countries are doing some crazy things to get a piece of the action.... I wonder if Indonesia and Malaysia or who ever is tearing out one forest and putting in bio crops, how much of that will come to the US???
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