We are driving our cars on 100% vegetable oil. Here you can find out about biofuel, you can purchase quality products, including a comprehensive biofuel e-book.
We composed a 70+page document about vegetable fuel. This important work covers vegetable fuel how to and why too. This is a must read for any inspiring vegetable fuel participant of any vehicle. We have put it for sale at a modest price at our online store at the website: www.naplesbiofuel.com. The proceeds from the sale of our report help us continue our work in the bio-fuel field, and hopefully shall help fund the upgrade of more vehicles to environmentally-friendly pure vegetable oil power. The document is loaded with information, including…
- Bio-fuel basics and facts about vegetable power.
- How to produce vegetable oil for less than $0.05/gallon, covering every step from starting to collect oil to turning the key on the car. We have an innovative processing system that provides the user with highly effective and efficient oil cleaning. This is for anyone interested in vegetable fuel for any use.
- Project costs analysis. We give parts list cost and options available in today’s market.
- Parts list for a fuel processor, and a 1980’s Mercedes conversion from diesel to straight vegetable oil hybrid.
- VW Chapter to be finished for August 2006 including 1980’s to present.
- Step-by-step how to build a processor to clean used fryer oil, and convert a Mercedes, so it runs on both veggie oil and/or diesel fuel.
- Engineering principles of the conversion that are applicable to any diesel power. This chapter covers the why’s of the steps and is important for anyone who wants to try out vegetable oil fuel.
- A full compliment of detailed photographs and a plumbing diagram.
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FOOD GRADE FUEL
HAS MADE IT TO NAPLES
What we do:
We upgrade existing diesel powered vehicles to run on 100% straight vegetable oil (SVO).
We believe in sustainability. By running on 100% recycled vegetable oil, we are radically lowering vehicle emissions with a fuel cost less than $.05/gallon.
We offer a do-it-yourself manual for SVO Hybrid upgrades. This is a must read for any person interested in Vegetable fuels. We are selling a highly efficient fuel processor and other quality components used in the SVO Hybrid upgrades. For local residences of SW Florida, we offer SVO Hybrid conversions, and are planning the formation of a local Vegetable oil COOP. We hope to continue to grow and offer more services.
Our testing is conducted at our independent research and development bio-fuel lab. In addition to testing and design of components for the upgrade, we have an original vegetable oil fuel processor design that offers fuel independence to the individual.
We are willing and able to deliver our system to community service groups that can benefit from vegetable power. We are currently involved in the first upgrade of a church bus to run on SVO Hybrid power in our area, and hope to do many more. Contact us if this is of interest to you.
We Need Your Help:
Visit our website and learn more. Support our efforts by reading our Biofuel Report. Contact us with any input you may have, or let us know how vegetable power can work for you.
Go on…put your veggies where your fuel tank is!
Bio-Fuel Introduction primer
Fuel as we see it!
SVO DIESEL HYBRID CARS
ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE
Straight Vegetable Oil Cars (SVO) Have Special Needs.
An SVO operator:
- Wants to radically reduce exhaust emissions and green house gasses below standards set for “Alternative Fuel Vehicles” 2006 by our conscientious leaders.
- Believes we need to develop alternative energy sources, research, and support sustainable fuel sources.
- Has a desire to become an environmental activist, whenever driving, or developing his or her own fuel.
- Wants to pay less than $0.05 per gallon of fuel.
- Is willing and able to spend thirty minutes to an hour a week making his or her own fuel. (Some say it’s stinky. To me it smells like freedom.)
- Doesn’t fear the additional complications in his or her life operating a car with two switches on the dash, and an extra gauge, and has space for an oil polisher (8 sq ft).
- Enjoys learning more and sharing the process and information with others. (Vegetable fuels are a viable and environmentally-friendly possibility. The technology already exists.)
- Hates to see Florida’s coast opened to offshore wells in the name of energy security, when recycled vegetable fuels are commercially unavailable, disregarded, and wasted.
- Is willing and able to start and consistently hands-on operate a self-supplying vegetable oil recycling operation. (Until a commercial operation exists.)
- Feels accountable for how our actions affect our home, the earth, and is willing to take action in the name of change.
- Is willing and able to drive an experimentally powered vehicle with no warranties, only self-accountability for fuel quality and faith in past research and development.
- The original engine designs by Rudolf Diesel ran on peanut oil as early as the 1900 world’s fair. Rudolf was very interested in sustainable fuel sources and efficiency was his primary motivation in his designs. Until his death in 1913, he was developing vegetable based fuels for his engines.
- “Bio-Fuel”: any bio-based fuel, including SVO, WVO, and bio-diesel.
- “SVO”: Straight vegetable oil “WVO”: Waste vegetable oil.
- “Bio-Diesel”: A fuel derived from biological sources that has the same properties as petrol based fuel. It can be made by blending of vegetable oil, an alcohol, and lye. This is what we support on commercial or large scale, but due to the complexity of manufacturing bio-diesel, we support the much easier WVO for the home fuel person.
- Bio-fuels are biodegradable. This makes them environmentally friendly, but also poor candidates for long-term storage.
- Biocides can be added to bio-fuels with varied results, but are usually toxic.
- Anti-gel agents can be experimented with, but are usually toxic. These have very easily been proven to lower the gel temp of SVO. People have used gasoline, kerosene, and thinners in low percentages to lower the gel temp. I have not seen any conclusive studies on how this affects the heat value, cetane number, or flow viscosity of the blended SVO, and in South Florida, I don’t need to lower the gel temp of SVO any way. I am only concerned with the flow viscosity for atomization, and keeping the heat value and cetane number close to ASTM values for diesel fuel as possible. SVO can do that hot.
- There are three main concerns with vegetable fuels replacing diesel fuel.
- Volatility - (cetane number and Heat index)
- Flow Viscosity - (This is why we have to upgrade our cars)
- SVO/Bio-Diesel have greater lubricity values than petrol-chemical diesel, so they run smoother.
- SVO/Bio-Diesel have basically the same volatility, or unit of energy as petrol-chemical diesel. There are several ways of measuring heat, burn rate, Cetane Value and basically we are close enough that, no performance difference is noted.
- The flashpoint of WVO is over 400*F higher than diesel fuel and over 300*F higher than bio-diesel, it is safer to handle
Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) and Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO)
- Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) refers to the fuel or car converted to run on pure veggie oil.
- SVO is a perfect fuel to use with diesel generator applications.
- SVO viscosity is temperature dependent. When over 150°F -160*F SVO has viscosity low enough to utilize as a fuel. SVO must reach a warm engine hot in order to atomize correctly. So, modifications are necessary to the fuel delivery system in order to run on SVO. Our Two main concerns with pure vegetable oil as a fuel are the ability to pump it out of the tank, and to have it heated over a 150*F in the engine. In South Florida, We don’t have to worry about the WVO falling bellow its gel temp in our tanks, so we do not have to heat our tanks to pump it out, as folks in freezing climates do. We all need to reduce the viscosity of the WVO by having it over 150*F at the Injection pump, so it will atomize correctly in the engine. I don’t worry about safety with the heating of SVO because the flash point of SVO is close to 600*F and we are heating it in a sealed system to temperatures less than 400*F below the flash point of SVO.
- SVO is ridiculously easy and safe to make at home and WVO can be obtained for free from restaurants. 100 % food grade vegetable oil is the only ingredient.
- SVO vehicle conversions are also ridiculously easy, and cost effective.
- Naples Biofuel Organization offers a do-it-yourself manual for SVO Hybrid upgrades. This is a must read for any person interested in Vegetable fuels.
- Home brewing of SVO is a non-taxable activity.
- Selling of any fuel is a strictly regulated business. Hence, SVO operators need to be independent (at this time.)
- SVO can be mixed with petrol-chemical diesel and run with no modifications. The mix % varies with ambient temperature and injection systems. This is a highly experimental fuel source, we do not readily support this
- At Naples Biofuel, our SVO vehicles are modified to have two fuel tanks and a fuel heating system with cabin controls and temperature monitoring.
- One tank starts the car with unheated fuel and warms it up. This has any form of diesel in it.
- The other tank has SVO in it and once things are warmed up we switch tanks to run on this tank of pure vegetable fuel.
- An engine will run short term on SVO that isn’t heated properly. But this will induce long-term wear and premature failure. Therefore, SVO hybrids need to be well built in order to last.
- In general SVO must be hot, over 150°F. But, any form of diesel is better to have below 120°F.
- On a small scale the simplicity and cost effectiveness of SVO operations outweighs the additional logistical efforts necessary to run on SVO.
- Waste Vegetable Oil (WVO) is SVO fuel derived from recycled fryer oil.
- I personally believe WVO to be the fuel with lowest environmental impact, considering both production and use.
- “Bio-Diesel”: A blend of vegetable oil, an alcohol, and lye that is combined in a “still” of sorts that produces bio-diesel, and a byproduct glycerin.
- Bio-Diesel is a vegetable based fuel that requires no vehicle modification to run in any diesel application. It’s processed by combining SVO with an alcohol and lye. It can be home brewed, and many commercial producers exist. (None here – yet!)
- Bio-diesel is the eco-friendly fuel of the masses that has easy to work with qualities, but is a scientific undertaking to manufacture.
- Bio-diesel is the fuel to develop on a large scale.
- Bio-Diesel has a stable viscosity similar to petrol-chemical fuels and can be interchanged and mixed in any ratio with petrol-chemical fuels with no modifications.
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- Home brewing of Bio-Diesel is a taxable activity.
- Home brewing of bio-diesel is an exact science, and potentially dangerous activity.
- I do not mean to bash bio-diesel. On a commercial scale, I believe bio diesel to be the best available technology. As far as being a radical fuel independent person, I believe SVO to be a simpler, easier, cheaper, & safer option. Bio diesel can be home brewed, but is more costly and time consuming than SVO to produce at home, and the lab set up cost is comparable to an SVO conversion cost. So the only reason I see to brew it at home than is for multiple applications, say for a farm with trucks, pumps, and tractors. Then is may be cheaper than SVO conversions of all the equipment. SVO is all food grade fuel, so very safe to handle. One must be careful when making bio diesel. I say we support bio diesel with the masses in mind and we make our own WVO.
- Bio-diesel is usually sold as a percentage of diesel.
B-100 100% bio-diesel
B-20 20% bio-diesel
B-5 5% bio-diesel
- Use of B-20 bio-diesel, qualifies as an “alternative fuel vehicle”
WVO Blends with Diesel
- Blending of WVO or SVO with petrol chemical diesel fuel is not what we endorse at Naples Biofuel Organization, but there are many people running blends, believing it is a simple procedure. It can only be done to a limited extend under certain conditions, without risking running on thick unheated oil. We discuss how to knowledgeable blend your fuel in our e-book. There are some basics.
- For applications with inline injection pumps (IP’s) in S. Florida I have run
15% WVO 85% diesel in the winter
20% WVO 80% diesel in spring and fall
25% WVO 75% diesel in the summer
- For applications with rotary IP’s I would decrease WVO%’s by 10%.
- If the injection pumped is named VP-44 I would not blend any SVO.
- Be cautious because if night time temperatures approach the gel temp of your WVO feedstock, the only correct blend ratio is 0% WVO to diesel.
- With any application when running diesel cut by WVO if the car does not start smoothly the WVO % is too high, and is going to cause engine wear. Reduce WVO% immediately by adding more diesel.
- Experiment slowly with fuel blending. These could be hard lessons to learn. We do not recomend this, but if you do do it carefully!
- WVO/diesel blends are the most experimental and unproven fuels, but are possible to use with no vehicle modifications.
- Do not blend WVO into bio-diesel.
CHANGING THE WORLD
- Energy security can be accomplished with sustainable and diverse sources like WVO.
- Every dollar not spent on petrol-chemical fuel is a vote for oil independence and alternative fuels.
- Public awareness can create a demand for alternative fuels and that is the steering current of a free market.
- We collectively operate our school and public busses on petrol-chemical diesel. Cleaner solutions exist, so we must collectively suggest a change of fuels to utilize better solutions for health and environment in order to facilitate the change.
- The changing of public fuel would greatly reduce funds spent on said fuel. Any participants in the present fuel system are by the nature of self-preservation resistant to this change.
- I hope this last point can be proven untrue by the reallocation of resources. My hope is that those involved in the present fuel system can join the vegetable fuel movement and bring their expertise and experience, rather than resist our efforts for a cleaner more sustainable system. This program is only one small step in a long road that leads to a hopeful future rather than an apocalyptic polluted one.
- Bio-fuels are renewable. They support recycling, agriculture, domestic supply, and manufacturing.
- Approximate emission reductions of 100% vegetable fuel compared to diesel:
- Sulfur Dioxide 100%
- Soot and Smoke 40-60%
- Carbon Monoxide 10-50%
- Total Hydrocarbons 40-50%
- Ozone Potentials 50%
- Nitrous Oxide net variable( you can’t win them all) Results vary depending on operation and tuning.
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