The Evening Chronicle has an article on a teen-turned-fuel baron… sorta –
He happily admits he’s hopeless at school – but Steven Henderson is Tyneside’s very own oil baron.
Northumberland’s answer to JR Ewing has built his own oil refinery in the shed at his home in Stamfordham Road, Eachwick, near Ponteland, which he uses to produce 1,000 litres of bio-diesel a week.
He collects waste cooking oil from pubs and restaurants and each weekend he processes it into environmentally-friendly bio-diesel.
It is then used by his dad to power his farm’s tractors and vans saving him around Â£300 a week.
- Cheaper veggie diesel… – Link.
- Garbage, fry grease and Linux – veggie oil supercomputer – Link.
- Veggie oil / grease powered toy Jeep – Link.
- DIY Veggie Conversion Kit – Link.
- MAKE AUDIO SHOW: Biodiesel! – Link.
- Making Antifreeze from Biodiesel – Link.
- Homebrew Biodiesel reactor plans… – Link.
- Biodiesel motorcycles – Link.
From the pages of MAKE:
Making Biodiesel. The best way to learn how to make your own backyard biodiesel is to start with a one-liter batch. It’s easy to make a small batch that will work in any diesel engine. You won’t need any special equipment–an old juice bottle will serve as the “reactor” vessel–and on such a small scale, you can quickly refine your technique and perform further experiments. MAKE 03 – Page 68. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition or get MAKE 03 in the Maker store.