Biodiesel Safety

Always use caution when working with chemicals!

***WARNING: The chemicals involved in making Biodiesel can be extremely dangerous if not handled properly. Use proper safety equipment such as goggles, glove and long sleeve shirts.***

Protective chemical proof gloves, an apron, and goggles must be worn, and vapours released are poisonous so a dust mask is recommended.

What you will need:

Used or fresh vegetable oil (strained with a coffee filter or cloth)

*Red Devil Lye

*Methanol (dry gas methanol- found at automotive racing stores)

Isopropyl Alcohol (for tests– use 99% IPA)

Eyedropper- or other type of 1 milliliter dropper PH paper– available at drug stores– to test for acidity

Old blender to do test batches

Plastic or glass measuring cups or beakers, with metric measures & scale

Plastic, glass or stainless stirrers and spoons

Plastic buckets to store glycerol,

metal drums to store biodiesel

Rubber gloves,

safety glasses,

plastic apron


*WARNING: The chemicals involved in making Biodiesel can be extremely dangerous if not handled properly. Use proper safety equipment such as goggles, glove and long sleeve shirts.

NEVER USE ANY OF THE UTENSILS, POTS OR BLENDER FOR LIQUID OR FOOD CONSUMPTION AGAIN!!!


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