No way! Not going to use an unproven product until it is thoroughly tested and utilized. Remember the consequences with ethanol in marine engines? Biodiesel, if it arrives in the market place will likely have the same effect as ethanol; some refiners & farmers may profit, with little to no improvement in the environment.We use so little diesel on the boat it's not worth taking chances on the unknown.
I agree. Jim Zima is the acknowledged expert on diesels around here. If he says NO - then I would have to listen.I wouldn't jump in with both feet right away. My first call would be to Great Lake Diesel and listen to what they have to say Having my diesel tank pumped and flushed before switching is also a good idea.
Glycerine should be removed from biodiesel in the process. In fact, there is a tight specification on this. By ASTM D6751, there can be no more than 0.02% (200 ppm) free glycerine in biodiesel.I was involved with making Biodiesel 8 years ago.
I would not recommend it for slow consumption in a marine environment.
A byproduct of making Biodiesel and hard to completely separate is...
Glycerine loves to absorb water or humidity from air inside your fuel tank.
PS: Use of biodiesel has been shown to reduce maintenance on large diesel engines on the farm and road.
PSS: Wet Glycerine will burn in a diesel engine, but I am not using it.
A lot of auto repair shops burn used motor oil for heat. The heaters are designed for it so they work well and they have a lot of it doing thousands of oil changes a year. My nephew owns a shop and I take all my old oil to him.According to ISO and all engine manufacturers this a very bad idea. There are problems with high ash and contaminants, including chloride. Used oil is better recycled.
The smell would make you hungry all the timeSeveral years ago, a guy in the marina used biodiesel kinda made from frying oil from local restaurants.. Every time he went by, the smell of French fries was outstanding !!
I never heard of a heater that could run on straight motor oil. But is there a reason not to dilute used motor oil into a conventional heating oil fuel tank?A lot of auto repair shops burn used motor oil for heat. The heaters are designed for it so they work well and they have a lot of it doing thousands of oil changes a year. My nephew owns a shop and I take all my old oil to him.