Biodiesel Safety and Best Management Practices

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Biodiesel Safety and Best Management Practices for Small-Scale Noncommercial Use and Production
Table of Contents

  • Introduction … 1
  • Fuel Options from Biomass Oil Feedstocks … 1
  • Using Biodiesel—Best Management Practices for
  • Vehicles, Machinery, Cold Weather, and Storage… 2
  • Transitioning to Biodiesel … 2
  • Fuel Storage … 2
  • Biodiesel in Vehicles/Machinery … 2
  • Cold-Temperature Issues … 3
  • Biodiesel—Should I Make It Myself? … 4
  • Economics … 4
  • Feedstock Availability … 5
  • Compliance with Environmental Regulations … 5
  • Time Commitment … 5
  • Messiness … 5
  • Chemical, Waste, and Safety Issues … 5
  • Responsibility for Vehicle/Equipment Failure … 5
  • Best Management Practices for Small-Scale Biodiesel
  • Production … 7
  • Process Description … 7
  • Regulatory Issues … 7
  • Process Hazards, Safety Precautions, and
  • Handling Issues … 10
  • Chemical Handling … 10
  • Safety Gear Summary … 12
  • Process Safety and Handling Issues … 12
  • Storage Issues … 17
  • Spills … 18
  • By-Product Handling and Disposal … 19
  • Tracking Emissions: Where Does the Methanol Go? .. 22
  • Methanol Recovery … 24
  • Biodiesel Quality Test Methods … 26
  • Conclusions … 31
  • References … 31
  • Glossary … 34
  • Appendix A: Straight Vegetable Oil Conversions … 36
  • Appendix B: Biodiesel Batch Status Checklist … 39
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