Bio-Diesel,

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 09:14
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Hello All,
Was going to stick this in Lucy's thread but thought I wouldn't hijak it but create another.
Just spoke to Newcastle City Council about their diesel fleet, they run B20 or 20% Bio-Diesel - 80% Diesel in every diesel they own.
All fuel systems are unmodified and the following link is part of the information on their web site, Bio-Diesel Report

For more just search on, Newcastle City Council for "biodiesel" as one word.

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Reply By: Nudenut - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 09:19

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 09:19
SA Government are going to do it also
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Reply By: Andy C - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 16:11

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 16:11
We run a rescue boat in Perth on Bio-Diesel (now SA based mob I believe).

Smells like fish & chips on a friday night but doesn't appear to have any adverse effects on the boat!

Andy
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Follow Up By: mik*2 - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:15

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:15
Andy, whereabouts in Perth do you get the bio-diesel??

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Follow Up By: Andy C - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 00:16

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 00:16
Unfortunately, Bio-deisel moved from Perth to SA (so I'm led to believe)

Check out the internet to see what they can do. I know that they promised to refill the boat (~1,000 l from SA as the boat had all the Logo/Avertising on the side).

Let me know how you go!

A
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Reply By: hoyks - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 18:55

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 18:55
I run my Terrano II on 100% biodiesel (from the same place as the council gets it)and haven't had any issues, other than it smelling great :-)

And I get it at $1/L when Caltex is flogging fuel for $1.20/L
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff M (Newcastle) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 19:00

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 19:00
Hello Hoyk's,
That'd be the place at Rutherford?

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Follow Up By: hoyks - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 16:38

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 16:38
That's the one.
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 01:16

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 01:16
Morning all

The following URL is very informative about Bio-Diesel and lists areas where you can/may have a problem or two.

Overall though, it would appear tat as long as your vehicle is post 1995/6 (Approx.) and you use an accredited commercially produced product, you should have no problems and all joy.

http://www.metaefficient.com/metaefficient/archives/biodiesel/

Regards

Ken Robinson
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Reply By: madcow - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 09:01

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 09:01
There is a plant proposed at Baranawatha and as usual the greenies are up in arms
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Reply By: hoyks - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 16:42

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 16:42
One problem that you may have is that B100 will jell at around 3 degrees. Thats why they mix it with dinodiesel to get the cloud point below -7 so that you can drive the vehicles first thing on a cold morning.

I just stick mine in the shed.
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