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    I'm looking to buy Bio Diesel. Does anybody know who can supply? I have contacted several suppliers through their websites (google searched) and they either don't reply or they don't do it anymore.

    I'm looking at purchasing in 200l drums, delivered or collect close to Edenvale, GP.
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    So I take it from the lack of replies in this thread (and the lack of responses from any website that I've contacted) that the BioDiesel industry is now dead just a passing fad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AxEgo View Post
    So I take it from the lack of replies in this thread (and the lack of responses from any website that I've contacted) that the BioDiesel industry is now dead just a passing fad.
    Have you tried http://centurionbiodiesel.co.za/ ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoT View Post
    Yes, no reply...
    Their contact form on their website doesn't work,
    Their facebook page is non-existent
    No reply to any emails
    Last edited by AxEgo; 2018/05/25 at 08:10 AM.
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    Last time I looked into it was a place in PMB and they were only R1 cheaper then price of Fuel at the time, I donít think it is big in SA and if some one does it it not that much cheaper then normal fuel, think that why never took off here
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    Default Re: Bio Diesel

    Here in CT there there is a place in Stikland that sells it. For most it is a R100-200 drive to get it not to mention the time. Also, biodiesel leaves you 8-10% down on power and you pay R1/L less, its a waste of time.
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    If your D-4D is common rail with Piezo injectors i won't run bio anyway. They are just not that tolerant as old style pump and injector engines were.
    I think the market is very much smaller than one thinks for people that have engines that would be happy on it and people that are willing to try it.
    I ran a 80 series cruiser for a long time on home brewed bio but there is no way I am chucking that in any of my audis where injectors are like R12k+ a pop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan van Tonder View Post
    If your D-4D is common rail with Piezo injectors i won't run bio anyway. They are just not that tolerant as old style pump and injector engines were.
    I think the market is very much smaller than one thinks for people that have engines that would be happy on it and people that are willing to try it.
    I ran a 80 series cruiser for a long time on home brewed bio but there is no way I am chucking that in any of my audis where injectors are like R12k+ a pop.
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    I made my own at a stage, but on that sort of small scale, it wasnt worth it. the input cost on the fuel was around R6.00 to the litre, but the time cost just made it not worth my while.

    at that stage the guys that suppplied my WVO to me, where already getting out of biodiesel, they said the regulation and taxes etc to do it on a commercial scale was just not worth it. They were continuing to make "burner fuel" with the WVO, apparently cheaper process, and was not regulated. Fuel is used in a number of industrial applications. I dont think there is a viable biodiesel industry in SA

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