How to make biodiesel with kerosene

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If you have a diesel car, it is possible to make your own biodiesel to fuel the car. Many people are just finding out that used vegetable oil can be used as an alternative fuel to power a diesel car. However, vegetable oil is very thick and could damage your car's fuel injection system. In order to thin out the vegetable oil and make it usable biodiesel, you can mix it with kerosene.

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Things you need

  • Kerosene
  • Strainer
  • Used vegetable oil
  • Container

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  1. 1

    Filter out any bits and pieces of food from your used vegetable oil by pouring it through a strainer into a container.

  2. 2

    Mix three parts of used vegetable oil with one part kerosene.

  3. 3

    Let the mixture stand for a week before using it. Don't mix the kerosene and vegetable oil; letting it sit for a week will allow it to mix properly.

Tips and warnings

  • Used vegetable oil has been found to work better in cars than new vegetable oil.

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