VALENCIA, CA --- AM Oil Resources & Technology Inc. announced it has just completed design drawings to build a mobile biodiesel plant, capable of producing 2,000 to 3,000 gallons of biodiesel per week.
The designed plant fits into a standard truck-trailer with dimensions 8 feet wide by 45 feet long by 9.5 feet tall.
The fuel will contain no petroleum, but it will easily blend at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. It can be used in diesel engines with little or no modifications, the company said.
"Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics," the company added.
Biodiesel is made through a chemical process called transesterification, whereby the glycerin is separated from the fat or vegetable oil. The process leaves behind two products -- methyl esters (the chemical name for biodiesel) and glycerin (a valuable byproduct usually sold to be used in soaps and other products).
CEO Anthony K. Miller said: "The mobile biodiesel plant is to be self-sufficient, adaptable to different grades of waste vegetable oil, environmentally friendly, and economical. Our initial goal is to produce fuel that can be used to operate our patent steam generators, oil field equipment and/or our vehicles. Biodiesel is typically blended with diesel for usage, and any surplus we produce can be sold for a profit."
Originally posted on Green Fleet Magazine