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veggie

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WVO / Methanol
« on: October 04, 2019, 10:34:19 PM »

Anyone ever blend WVO with Methanol instead of gasoline?
Say... 75% WVO and 25% Methanol.

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- Changfa R175 - Lease/Neville Alternator
- Kubota Z482 - 4kw
- JiangDong R165 Air cooled - 2 kw

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Re: WVO / Methanol
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2019, 07:10:23 AM »
I guess it will blend somewhat, since methanol is used in the glycerin wash process.  But why not gasoline, which is a lot cheaper then methanol  (in my area)

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Re: WVO / Methanol
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2019, 03:21:05 PM »
I guess it will blend somewhat, since methanol is used in the glycerin wash process.  But why not gasoline, which is a lot cheaper then methanol  (in my area)

I have access to some FREE methanol
- 6/1 GM90 Listeroid - Delco 33si Alternator
- Changfa R175 - Lease/Neville Alternator
- Kubota Z482 - 4kw
- JiangDong R165 Air cooled - 2 kw

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Re: WVO / Methanol
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2019, 08:08:32 PM »

thanks Glort,
Good to hear from you again.
I just scrapped my Biodiesel reactor so BioD is not an option. As many have found out, it's messy, time consuming, uses chemicals too dangerous for my residential space, and has a messy waste stream (methanol/glycerin mix).

What about this idea, ... when I add a water injection system to my Listeroid, perhaps adding Meth to the water would be a good combustion and cleaning additive. I have heard of many people running a meth water mix in their turbo diesel trucks.
- 6/1 GM90 Listeroid - Delco 33si Alternator
- Changfa R175 - Lease/Neville Alternator
- Kubota Z482 - 4kw
- JiangDong R165 Air cooled - 2 kw

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Re: WVO / Methanol
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 09:17:13 PM »
I've been runing methanol in my WI system, but only in winter as an antifreeze. Runs great, that might be a good way to use your methanol.