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Oilused.com Information for 2011 includes: Oil used for biodiesel, oil used for home heating, used cooking oil for sale for buyers, sellers, distributors and consumers. We will also provide reviews of advancements in: plasma arc gasification, oil used for motor fuel, biodiesel fuel additives, used cooking oil recycling, cellulosic biofuel, alternative feed stocks, waste oil burner & industrial waste oil heater technology, diesel generator & biodiesel processor reviews, oil used for boilers and residential water heaters, waste engine oil recycling, used oil tanks, and home heating oil distribution in the US
In addition to rooftop solar water heat, evaporative cooling with liquid desiccants, and higher efficiency engines for energy conservation, biofuels will continue to play a critical role in our transition to energy independence. The Oil Used project is being updated regularly. Please email us to find out more about this website and the upcoming database index of biodiesel sellers, heating oil distributors, and biodiesel & biofuel feedstocks.
As reported Monday by the New York Times, 2/28/2010 - applications for heating assistance in the United States have reached record levels for the third consecutive year. Soaring demand for federal heating assistance has forced states to scrape the bottom of the $5.1 million federal heating assistance program known as LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program). That sum, allocated by Congress to be spread out among every state, has not budged from its 2008 levels despite the past year’s increase of over one million applicants. Without heat, people die. Iowa LIHEAP director Jerry McKim stated: “This is more than an energy issue and needs to be acknowledged for what it is: a serious public health matter.” via HeatingOil.com
* Questions and Opinions for 2010:
Is Toyota hyping peak oil in 2020? Why is Toyota's Jim Lentz not mentioning used oil and PAG (Plasma arc gasification) oil production in this video. Oil recycling and the production of oil and fuel from waste have the potential to greatly extend our global oil supply. Improvements in biofuel tech for cars and trucks can greatly reduce C02 emissions, dependency on crude oil, stabilize gas prices, reduce land fills, and move oversight of oil production into the hands of local municipal governments (and plant operations to small and mid sized businesses creating jobs). Maybe Toyota should get on board with the new advancements in biofuel production!
Biofuel Basics - 2nd generation (non-food crops) - Oil and Fuel From Waste and Garbage!
The term non food crop applies to the use of agricultural crop for uses other than human (as food) or animal consumption (as feed).The range of crops with non-food uses is broad. Products can be categorized by function: - Wikipedia
Biodiesel Basics - 1st generation (being replaced with 2nd generation methods)
First generation biodiesel fuel is vegetable oil or animal fat-based diesel fuel and is used in standard diesel engines. It can be used alone or blended with petrodiesel. Biodiesel fuel is renewable and is a great alternative to petroleum since it does not contain toxic substances and is biodegradable. It has been approved by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and also meets the standards of California Air Resources Board(CARB).
Biodiesel is a cleaner and less expensive form of motor fuel and can be produced using lye, vegetable oil and methanol. The lye can be either sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide. It is quite easy to make your own bio diesel fuel using these materials. The lye has to be first dissolved in methanol to produce sodium methoxide. The vegetable oil is then mixed with the sodium methoxide in a mixer for about 20 minutes. The contents of the mixer is then transferred into a container after eight hours. Using a decanter or a funnel, you can separate the glycerin into another container. Now the work is complete and you have prepared biodiesel fuel for use in almost any diesel engine.
Used cooking oil is often used for manufacturing bio diesel fuel. Recycling used cooking oil can be of great help to local economies. This is done with the help of local cooperative restaurants. Recycling converts the fry oil into bio diesel fuel as a byproduct so people no longer dispose of the cooking oil as a waste product and instead sell it rather than paying for waste oil disposal. Considering the fact that we are running out of readily available petroleum resources, conversion of used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel helps in fulfilling the energy demands of small businesses and maintains downward price pressure on crude oil. First generation used oil recycling is not the fix-all for our motor fuel demand problems, but it is a way to localize production and distribution of oil used in heating, transportation and manufacturing in the transition to new and more efficient forms of liquid energy production.
Used cooking oil is also offered for sale in bulk, and companies can buy it and convert it into biodiesel fuel at their own facilities. Many such offers are available online and people can easily compare prices. In addition to cooking oil, used motor oil is also suitable for this purpose. Used motor oil is filtered of its contaminants and burned in industrial grade used oil furnaces. This has several advantages as it helps save money and protects the environment. Many companies are working on improved manufacturing methods for fuel oil used in diesel powered tools and portable equipment such as a diesel pressure washer or a diesel generator. Reliable waste oil heaters and used cooking oil furnaces are now readily available for burning such oils. They do not produce smoke or cause pollution and thus produce no contamination in their surrounding environment.
Oil recycling is just one of the steps in keeping our environment and economy sustainable and healthy. Protecting our environment by reducing petroleum oil used world wide is an important step in keeping up with the transition to more advanced and renewable sources of energy for energy independence.