- Hello Steve
Do you have any information on fermenting methanol. it is an essential ingredient to making biodiesel? Also do you think that KOH from wood ashes might be a decent substitute for NaOH for same process? NaOH is difficult to make, the sea water/electricity method produces Chlorine gas as a by product.
- Aloha, Kai
I just received the second edition of From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank book that contains
additional info on biodiesel. I haven't had a chance to read it yet. I've emailed the authors
and asked about the KOH substitution and will let you know what the response is when I
get it. Methanol is not the easiest thing to ferment. A method called pyrolysis is used.
Pyrolysis is the thermochemical process that converts organic materials into usable fuels
with high fuel-to-feed ratios. Below is an article that discusses the process.
Offered by Steve.