Yes… Bio Diesel… THAT IS the way to go (?!)
Want to save the environment? Tired of raising gas prices? (well depends where you live, you may think it is high, but then when you factor the subsidies of the government to keep you hook on the stuff… your actually getting a deal… especially in some countries… but I digress).
Do it yourself Diesel:
Get yourself a blender… but not one you ever intend to use again (hey I never said making your own fuel for your car would be without sacrifice).
Into the blender add one liter of oil (vegetable, rape seed, corn or better yet, head down to your local “grease-a-thon and ask for the used french fry or donut fat).
Add the lye. 3.5g….. (certain brands of drain cleaner are 100 percent lye… GREAT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT… no?)
200ml of methanol (you figure out where to obtain it)
Before mixing up your home made fuel for your car make sure you have safety glasses, rubber gloves, a warm room (and loved ones that understand you)
Put the methanol in a blender and SLOWLY add the lye (blending as you go). Two minutes should be enough for it all to dissolve. Add the vegetable oil and blend (on low speed) for about 30 minutes (hey I never said making your own fuel at home to “save the environment” would not take consumption of some other kind… out of sight out of mind… remember, it comes from THE WALL).
Pour the mixture into a jar and mark it POISON (safety first!!!)
Watch as it separates. What sits on the bottom of the jar (the light coloured liquid) is the “bio-diesel”
Carefully separate the two and put into your diesel-powered car. ACTUALLY: don’t. The process is dangerous and more complicated than actually making it and could cause… oh.. explosions, fire….. death!!!
Still with me? Okay… so now get ready to drive your BIODIESEL wonder-mobile… your “saving the environment”, and leaving the aroma of french fries in your wake!!!!