It’s 2012, and the United States has seen yet another sharp increase in gas and diesel fuel prices in-spite of lower demand. The lower demand is no doubt related to the still stale economy and the resultant belt tightening from families with unemployed members, and from consumers fearful of the slow economy.
For me there are alternative fuels to run in my 97 Dodge Ram Turbo Diesel Cummins. It readily accepts all mixes of Biodiesel including B99 and B100. I can burn Jet Fuel, Kerosene, and even veggie oil if I dilute it or heat it up to reduce viscosity.
When Diesel goes up I thank my lucky stars that my friends at Blue Sky BioFuels in Oakland can provide me with B99 Biodiesel at lower cost per gallon than petroleum based Diesel. I usually save 20 to 30 cents a gallon by buying biodiesel in the bay area. Occasionally I have to seek biofuel in Berkeley or other nearby towns if Blue Sky BioFuels is closed. Most of the time, they are open when I need biofuel, and I am a happy camper.
My truck smells like french fries. I use B100 BioDiesel in my 97 Dodge Ram Turbo Diesel, and it loves it, and folks are always telling me, your truck exhaust smells like french fries. And of course if I use Biodiesel made from used donut cooking oil, then my exhaust would smell like donuts.
When I go to buy Biodiesel in Berkeley, I go a tiny bit further and end up at Blue Sky Bio Fuels in Oakland who is the source of much of the Biodiesel sold in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Restaurants have a tiny bit of a problem with used cooking fats, oil and grease clogging up their own plumbing as well as public sewer pipes. As a result of this it is illegal in most metropolitan areas for restaurateurs to dump their grease down the drain. And so restaurants install grease traps on all kitchen sink drains leading to the sewer system. The grease traps separate out fats, oils and grease (aka F.O.G. or FOG) from the water and store it until the grease trap is pumped out or cleaned.