|+ Vege-Oil - What is VegeOil ?
Vegeoil or Vegetable Oil is simply a source of fuel that could be used as substitute of the petroleum. Some studies said, that will be profitable as soon the petroleum prices reach around $75 a barrel and it becoming now a real alternative energy source.
With oil prices around $77, there is more interest in renewable gasoline alternatives. Electric cars and hydrogen fuel cells on this days are being proposed as energy as alternatives to oil, but it will take be several years of development to make it massive. Biofuels are renewable and avalaible right now.
The main concept is that fuels can be made from natural and renewable sources instead of fossil fuels. People knows how to produce vegetable oils from a wide range of familiar crops such as corn, soybean, palm, rapeseed, canola, cottonseed, sunflower, peanut and even animal fat. And all this sources can be used to produce different kinds of Vegetable Oils.
Plant oil is the largest source of vegeoil , but it can even be made from recycled cooking greases from the kitchen or a restaurant ! For example you have vegetable oils in common things like butter.
Biofuels can be made virtually from materials that contains fat on any form. Oils and fats the same thing. Oils are simply fats that are liquid at room temperature.
|How to make Biodiesel from VegeOil ?
Biodiesel is a fuel made from any vegetable oil that
runs in any diesel engine without modifications!
Biodiesel is a direct replacement for petroleum diesel fuel,
that can be used currently on any diesel vehicle. |
Biodiesel is not pure vegetable oil. The vegeoil must pass several chemical reactions to become fuel.
Biodiesel is made by a chemical reaction of alcohol and the vegetable oils. The final biodiesel product, can be used in any diesel engine without modifications. Can be used in pure form or blended with petroleum diesel at any level.
Biodiesel can be used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines with little or no modifications. Biodiesel can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. Mixes of 20% bio- with 80% petroleum diesel will significantly reduce carcinogenic emissions and gases that may contribute to global warming.
Raw or Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) also can be used to fuel diesel engines, but it is recomendable to make some some convertions before. The Vegeoil have glycerin that can be converted into soap inside, and that is not good for your engine at long term.
The only problem found in some older diesel vehicles are the rubber components in the fuel system, because will be break faster with biodiesel usage and have to be replaced more frecuently or use another material.
|Simple Chemistry for BioFuels
Fats and Vegetable Oils are different kinds of triacylglycerols (or triglycerides)
made up of carbon - C, hydrogen - H, and oxygen - O atoms. |
The industry use a process called transesterification, to purify the oil with some alcohol like methanol (CH3OH) or ethanol (CH3CH2OH) with the presence of a catalyst such as potassium hydroxide (KOH) or sodium hydroxide (NaOH). The triacylglycerol is transformed to esters and glycerol.
|Sources of Vegetable Oil
Vegeoil can be made from almost any kind of oil: palm, corn, soy, whale...but
and even some kinds of algaes
||Fill it on the restaurant !
||Instead of heading for the gas station when it's time to fill
people can go to the restaurants and pick up they used fryer grease he gets for free. |
Diesel cars and engines can be switch between diesel fuel and veggie oil ,
creating a hybrid of sorts with minimum modifications.
They basically use the diesel oil to warm up the veggie oil.
Some pleople reports the use of Pure Veggie Oil on diesel engines without modifications
with a cost of USD 2.64 per gallon.
Look a mercedes converted to run on vegetable oil
||During June the Big Green Bus from Dartmouth College runned Coast to Coast on vegetable oil from deep fat fryers.
View the photos
To run on vegetable oil, the oil first has to be heated to 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
using standard diesel until the vegetable oil comes to temperature.
||BioFuel and Eco Friendly Energies Links
Brazil unveils new veggie-diesel fuel Brazil can become the most important nation in the world for renewable energy.
They have developed a new type of diesel fuel that is mixed with various vegetable oils, an innovation that energy officials said will save the country millions on imported diesel in the coming years.
||Making Bar Soap
The biodiesel process leaves two eco-friendly usable products from what was a single waste product, WVO (waste or used Vegetable Oil); one is the fuel but the other is the glycerine by-product which can be worked into a bar soap.