H2 Power Core Version 3.2 Product Information Package Welcome to the H2 Power Core software suite. The H2 Power Core software suite allows you to make your own Hydrogen generator for cars or trucks, E85 Ethanol fuel and Biodiesel or Biofuel (heating oil) for home heating. The H2 Power Core software suite is the only software package available that provides complete step-by- step instruction with photographs and includes detailed parts lists and source information allowing people to become fuel independent from high gas/diesel prices, government regulation and geopolitical tensions/war in the Middle East.
The H2 Power Core Software Suite is a perfect holiday gift for students and those serious with improving mileage, saving money and helping to clean up our environment! Please take time to review this information package and join the thousands of people that have decided to become truly fuel independent! H2 Power Core 3 Hydrogen Generator Module Our improved H2 Power Core hydrogen generator uses water (H2O) as fuel and your vehicles electrical system to produce hydrogen and oxygen gas.
This process is called electrolysis and the resulting hydrogen and oxygen gas is then piped to the air intake to reduce your gasoline or diesel fuel consumption thus increasing ... more. less.
your fuel economy. The science behind this process is very easy to understand and we have provided a brief tutorial of the electrolysis process below. The H2 Power Core hydrogen generator is safe and easy to build and this software module provides complete step-by-step instruction with photographs of the build process.<br><br> This module also includes installation steps and recommendations required for safe installation and use in your car or truck. We provide you detailed parts lists, preferred suppliers and the suggested tools needed to build your hydrogen generator. These lists can be printed and you always have the option of speech narration of each assembly step!<br><br> Please take time to read how the electrolysis process works and the FAQ 9s below. The following lesson was obtained from the Internet and is intended as reference only 3 (author unknown). Electrolysis: Obtaining hydrogen from water: The Basis for a Solar-Hydrogen Economy This project involves a fascinating experiment in electrochemistry that illustrates several important energy related processes, and provides an ideal context for discussion of several issues related to electricity generation.<br><br> Introduction to Electrolysis: Hydrogen from Water As covered in the discussion section below, it is possible to use hydrogen as a fuel, that is, a way to store energy, for days when the Sun doesn't shine, or at night time, or for powered mobile devices such as cars. The process by which we generate hydrogen (and oxygen) from water is called electrolysis. The word "lysis" means to dissolve or break apart, so the word "electrolysis" literally means to break something apart (in this case water) using electricity.<br><br> Electrolysis is very simple - all you have to do is arrange for electricity to pass through some water between to electrodes placed in the water, as shown in the diagram above. It 9s as simple as that! The principle of electrolysis was first formulated by Michael Faraday in 1820.<br><br> If the electricity used for electrolysis is generated from fossil fuels, then carbon dioxide would be emitted in support of our electrolysis process, and the advantage of using hydrogen as a fuel would be lost. But if the electricity is produced by solar cells , as we suggest in the diagram above, then there will be no pollutants released by our process. Materials you will need " A battery or solar panel with a voltage greater than 1.5 volts - 9 volt batteries work well.<br><br> " Two pieces of electrical wire about a foot long. It 9s convenient, but not necessary, if the wire have alligator clips at each end. " Two number 2 pencils " A jar full of tap water " small piece of cardboard " electrical or masking tape.<br><br> Tools you will need " pencil sharpener (an exacto knife will do if a sharpener is unavailable) " wire strippers or scissors, if the wires are insulated. Procedure 1. Remove the erasers and their metal sleeves from both pencils, and sharpen both ends of both pencils.<br><br> 2. Fill the glass with warm water. 3.<br><br> Attach wires to the electrodes on the solar cell or battery, and the other ends to the tips of the pencils, as shown in the diagram above. It is important to make good contact with the graphite in the pencils. Secure the wires with tape.<br><br> 4. Punch small holes in the cardboard, and push the pencils through the holes, as shown in the diagram above. 5.<br><br> Place the exposed tips of the pencils in the water, such that the tips are fully submerged but are not touching the bottom, and adjust the cardboard to hold the pencils. 6. Wait for a minute or so: Small bubbles should soon form on the tips of the pencils.<br><br> Hydrogen bubbles will form on one tip (associated with the negative battery terminal - the cathode) and oxygen from the other. Specific things you can point out: " It is very important to note that electrolysis does not depend intrinsically on the generation of heat (although some may be produced, for example, from the turbulence created by the bubbles of gas in the liquid). Therefore, it is not subject to a fundamental thermodynamic limitation on efficiency, which would be the case if a fixed fraction of the energy used was converted into heat (since creating heat creates entropy).<br><br> Therefore, electrolysis can be (and is) performed at very high efficiencies close to 100%. " If you use a battery, then chances are that the battery was charged with electricity produced by burning fossil fuels, so that the hydrogen you produce isn't produced cleanly. If you use a solar cell, however, then the hydrogen will be produced cleanly, except for any pollutants that were emitted when the cell was made (we say that the solar cell has no "point-of-use" emissions).<br><br> " If you use a battery or solar panel that generates less than 1.5 volts, then it will be necessary to add an electrolyte, such as a salt, acid, or base, that will disassociate into charged ions and increase the flow of electrical current. " We use pencils as electrodes because the carbon (in the form of graphite) that they consist of will not dissolve into the water under the influence of the electron current - the carbon is electrically neutral. " If the electrodes are made of metal, and if there is another metal dissolved into the water, then the metal electrode will become plated with the dissolved metal.<br><br> This process is called electroplating , and is used in industry to produce aluminum and also to plate things with gold or silver. Advanced Experimentation Advanced students may want to study the efficiency of the electrolysis project. This can be done, under careful supervision (since you will be collecting hydrogen), in the following way: 1.<br><br> First make the following measurements carefully and simultaneously : o Collect the hydrogen produced with a test tube: The test tube should be initially filled with water (by submerging it) and positioned over the negative electrode, with the open end submerged and the closed end pointing upwards (such that the tube is completely filled with water at the start of the experiment). Run the experiment until the water level inside the test tube matches the water surface level. At this point the pressure of the hydrogen will equal ambient pressure.<br><br> Stop the experiment when this level is reached. o Measure the current I in amps: Do this by placing an ammeter in the electrolysis circuit - have someone read the meter during the experiment to get a good idea of the average current. Make sure you express the result in amps, which may require conversion from milliamps.<br><br> o Time the entire experiment with a stopwatch in seconds. (This may be a large number). o Measure the ambient (room) temperature in Celsius degrees.<br><br> 2. Calculate the volume of hydrogen produced at ambient pressure in cubic meters: Measure the dimensions of the test tube, and the length of the tube above water. Make sure you answer is expressed in cubic meters.<br><br> For example, if you initially calculate the volume in cubic centimeters, divide your answer by 1 million. 3. Now calculate the theoretical (maximum) volume of the hydrogen produced, also in cubic meters, from the other data for the current and the time, using "Faraday's First Law": V theoretical = (R I T t) / (F p z), where R=8.314 Joule/(mol Kelvin), I = current in amps, T is the temperature in Kelvins (273 + Celsius temperature), t = time in seconds, F = Faraday's constant = 96485 Coulombs per mol, p = ambient pressure = about 1 x 10 5 pascals (one pascal = 1 Joule/meter 3 ), z = number of "excess" electrons = 2 (for hydrogen, H 2 ), 4 (if you're measuring oxygen production instead).<br><br> 4. Finally, calculate the efficiency by comparing the volume produced to the theoretical maximum volume: Efficiency (in %) = 100 x V produced / V theoretical . 5.<br><br> Discuss the possible sources of inefficiencies/errors, such as o Failure to capture all the hydrogen o Energy lost to heat o Various measurement errors How Does it Work? The chemical equation for electrolysis is: energy (electricity) + 2 H 2 O -> O 2 + 2 H 2 . At the cathode (the negative electrode), there is a negative charge created by the battery.<br><br> This means that there is an electrical pressure to push electrons into the water at this end. At the anode (the positive electrode), there is a positive charge, so that electrode would like to absorb electrons. But the water isn't a very good conductor.<br><br> Instead, in order for there to be a flow of charge all the way around the circuit, water molecules near the cathode are split up into a positively charged hydrogen ion, which is symbolized as H + in the diagram above (this is just the hydrogen atom without its electron, i.e. the nucleus of the hydrogen atom, which is just a single proton), and a negatively charged "hydroxide" ion, symbolized OH - : H 2 O -> H + + OH - . You might have expected that H 2 O would break up into an H and an OH (the same atoms but with neutral charges) instead, but this doesn't happen because the oxygen atom more strongly attracts the electron from the H - it steals it (we say the oxygen atom is more "electronegative" than hydrogen).<br><br> This theft allows the resulting hydroxide ion to have a completely filled outer shell, making it more stable. But the H + , which is just a naked proton, is now free to pick up an electron (symbolized e - ) from the cathode, which is trying hard to donate electrons, and become a regular, neutral hydrogen atom: H + + e - -> H This hydrogen atom meets another hydrogen atom and forms a hydrogen gas molecule: H + H -> H 2 , and this molecule bubbles to the surface, and wa-la! We have hydrogen gas!<br><br> Meanwhile, the positive anode has caused the negatively charged hydroxide ion (OH - ) to travel across the container to the anode. When it gets to the anode, the anode removes the extra electron that the hydroxide stole from the hydrogen atom earlier, and the hydroxide ion then recombines with three other hydroxide molecules to form 1 molecule of oxygen and 2 molecules of water: 4 OH - _ > O 2 + 2 H 2 O + 4e - The oxygen molecule is very stable, and bubbles to the surface. In this way, a closed circuit is created, involving negatively charged particles - electrons in the wire, hydroxide ions in the water.<br><br> The energy delivered by the battery is stored by the production of hydrogen. Discussion: Hydrogen as a fuel for heat or electricity Water is perhaps the most important substance to life on Earth. It is a simple compound made from the two elements hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O), and each molecule of water consists of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.<br><br> Thus we write the chemical formula for water as "H 2 O". Hydrogen itself is also a very important element in the universe. For example, it is the fuel for the Sun, which generates power by fusing (combining) hydrogen atoms into a helium in a process call nuclear fusion.<br><br> Because it can be obtained from water, as this project demonstrates, the German's call hydrogen "wasserstoff", which literally means "water stuff". Suppose that you just happen to have some pure hydrogen gas on hand, stored in a container. The hydrogen gas consists of H 2 molecules zipping around in a container (hydrogen atoms like to bond together into H 2 molecules).<br><br> If there also happens to be oxygen gas around (O 2 ), and there is always plenty oxygen in the air (air consists of about 20% oxygen), then the oxygen can react violently with the hydrogen gas, such that the hydrogen burns, or combusts, with the oxygen to form water and heat, according to the chemical reaction 2H 2 + O 2 -> 2 H 2 O + energy (heat). Therefore, if you have some hydrogen, you can burn it for fuel to generate heat! Generating heat, however, is not always the best thing to do, because entropy, which may be thought of as molecular disorder , is created when heat is generated, and that can limit the efficiency of devices that use that heat energy to do useful work (For more info on entropy, see the section on entropy in our Energy Physics Primer).<br><br> Fortunately, there exists a device called a fuel cell , which can chemically combine hydrogen with oxygen to make electricity. After you complete this project, you may want to also want to cover our project on exploring fuel cells . Fuel cells can also accomplish what this project demonstrates - electrolysis - which generates hydrogen from water.<br><br> Carbon-based Fuels Notice from the equation above that, unlike burning a fossil (carbon-based) fuel such as coal, burning hydrogen doesn't produce any byproducts except water, which is environmentally benign. Hydrogen burns clean! Burning fossil fuels on the other hand, always results in carbon monoxide (CO) and/or carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), which is produced when the carbon atoms combine with oxygen.<br><br> These compounds are now considered pollutants because they are greenhouse gases - that is, they help trap heat near the Earth's surface, causing the Earth's surface temperature to rise, i.e. global warming . Burning fossil fuels such as coal also usually releases other pollutants, including sulfur dioxide, mercury, and uranium to the atmosphere, because these substances are usually present to varying extent in fossil fuels.<br><br> But if we can obtain hydrogen without producing greenhouse gases or these other pollutants, then hydrogen is a better fuel to use than fossil fuels. Many people are now hopeful that a " hydrogen-economy " will soon replace our fossil fuel economy. Obstacles to a hydrogen-economy There are two obstacles to a hydrogen-economy.<br><br> " It takes alot of volume (or energy) to store hydrogen - usually five times or so the volume, at reasonable pressures, needed to store an equivalent amount of energy with gasoline. One company that has made headway on solving this problem, however, is Dynetek. " There is no hydrogen infrastructure: Making the transition to a hydrogen economy might mean having to scrap the fossil fuel infrastructure that we have already developed.<br><br> One company that has made progress on refueling equipment is Stuart Energy (www.stuartenergy.com). Both of these problems might be surmounted by using synthetic fuels . For example, it is possible, using a catalyst, to combine water, carbon dioxide (extracted from the air), and renewable electricity to make fuels such as methanol, a carbon-based fuel.<br><br> When this fuel is burned, water and carbon dioxide are produced. But because the carbon dioxide used initially to make the fuel was extracted from the air, the cycle is closed with respect to both water and carbon dioxide, and so won't contribute excess carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Fuel cells can already use such fuels (either by extracting the hydrogen from the fuel prior to the fuel cell, or even directly in certain types of fuel cells).<br><br> Is Hydrogen Dangerous? Some people are worried that hydrogen might be too dangerous. It is true that hydrogen is a very explosive fuel, but so is natural gas and gasoline.<br><br> For example, movies commonly depict automobiles burning up after crashing, and explosions involving natural gas are reported in the press from time to time. Two famous disasters involving hydrogen are the explosion of a zeppelin (an airship) called the Hindenburg (in 1937), and the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger (in 1986). You may want to study these disasters as a class project.<br><br> The Hindenburg explosion, although often cited as an example of the danger of hydrogen, is thought by many to have been caused by flammable paint that caught fire from an electrical spark, and so might have caught fire even if the zeppelin had been filled with helium (an inert, nonflammable gas). Moreover, most of the people that died may have done so from coming into contact with burning diesel fuel (which powered the Hindenburg's airplane-type prop-engines) or from jumping of the Zeppelin before it landed. Hydrogen Generator FAQ 9s: How does the H2 Power Core Work?<br><br> After the Power core is installed, you simply fill the tank with Water (distilled is best). When you start you car, current from your cars electrical system is applied and causes the atoms of Hydrogen to migrate towards the negative electrode and the Oxygen to migrate to the positive electrode. This process is continuous and will force the gas to bubble to the top of the tank.<br><br> While the car is running, the gas is sucked into the air intake and into the cylinders where it is burned. Burning this mixture of Hydrogen and Oxygen increases power and decreases the amount of gas that would normally be burned. What kind of savings can I expect from the H2 Power Core in my car?<br><br> The actual increase in miles per gallon (MPG) will vary depending on the vehicle. It is important to follow all installation instructions carefully. When installed properly you can expect at least a 10% increase in MPG with most vehicles showing increases of 10-50%.<br><br> Does the H2 Power Core work in the wintertime or cold climates? Yes, when using the Power Core in cold climates, simply add windshield washer fluid instead of water to the tank. Is it easy to install power to the H2 Power Core?<br><br> Yes, the kit includes everything that you need to install the Power Core. Similar units require you to look for a switched power source (only on when the key is on). The H2 Power Core ships with a simple cigarette plug that plugs into the cars cigarette lighter.<br><br> All cars have a cigarette lighter that usually only works when the car is running. The plug supplied with the H2 Power Core also includes a green LED to let you know that there is power to the unit. Can I use the power outlets that many vehicles now come with?<br><br> NO 3 most power outlets stay cHot d (or on) even when the ignition is turned off. If you plug the adapter in and you see the green LED light on while the ignition is off then you must use the good old fashion cigarette lighter. If you need to, you may purchase a splitter from you local auto parts store so that you can still use the cigarette lighter.<br><br> Can the H2 Power Core be used in California? YES 3 The power core is legal in California and simply produces a combustible gas that results in increased gas mileage What is Hydrogen? Hydrogen is the simplest, lightest and most abundant element in the universe.<br><br> It is the first element in the periodical table of chemical elements. Hydrogen has one proton and one electron. All other atoms are made from combining additional numbers of hydrogen nuclei.<br><br> Hydrogen may be the universe 9s most abundant element, but most of it is contained in other chemical compounds. That means before it can be used it must be separated from these compounds rather than simply collected. Where does Hydrogen come from?<br><br> Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. Scientists believe it was formed within seconds of the Big Bang, some 15 billion years ago. Hydrogen is typically chemically attached to other atoms, such as carbon or oxygen.<br><br> Because of this, energy must be expended to separate these elements. To extract hydrogen from water, for example, about 2.3 gallons of water and 45 kilowatts-hours of electricity are needed to make enough hydrogen to have an energy content equivalent to a gallon of gasoline (about 120,000 British thermal units--Btus). Is Hydrogen safe?<br><br> Hydrogen has been and can be used safely if appropriate codes, standards, and guidelines are followed. Industry has produced, stored, transported, and used large amounts of hydrogen safely and routinely by following standard practices that have been established in the past 50 years. In general, hydrogen is neither more nor less inherently hazardous than gasoline, propane, or methane.<br><br> The potential contribution of a particular property of hydrogen to a particular hazard depends strongly on the specific conditions under which hydrogen is released and/or confined. Is Hydrogen flammable? Pure hydrogen by itself will not burn (hydrogen needs an oxidizer).<br><br> Hydrogen's low density and ability to rapidly disperse allow it to escape to the atmosphere if a leak occurs. Propane and gasoline, by contrast, have high densities and slow dispersal. This allows these fuels to remain near the ground increasing a risk of explosion.<br><br> Research shows that hydrogen must reach a concentration of 4% in the surrounding atmosphere before it poses a danger. By contrast, gasoline's concentration has to reach just 1% before ignition becomes a danger. Did Hydrogen cause the Hindenburg to blow up in 1937?<br><br> No. A recent study of the accident by a retired NASA scientist implicates the paint used on the skin of the airship, which contained the same component as rocket fuel. What about exhaust emissions?<br><br> Hydrogen is a zero-carbon fuel. As such, there are essentially no carbon-based emissions such as carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide when hydrogen is used as a fuel. Hydrogen combustion 9s primary emission product is water vapor.<br><br> Oxides of nitrogen can be formed from the nitrogen in the air, but manufacturers like BMW have been able to prevent the formation of nitrous oxides (NOX) without affecting vehicle performance by lowering the temperature of combustion. How often do I maintain my Power Core? The Power core is designed to function with little to no maintenance.<br><br> If you use distilled water, you will probably never need to service the Power Core. How often do I need to add water? You should check the water level whenever you fill your vehicle with gas.<br><br> You may or may not need to add water. Testing results have shown an average of two gas fill ups per each water refill. This will vary depending on your vehicle.<br><br> Simply look at the water level tube on the side of the power core and you will see how much water is needed. For best results, you should keep the Power Core ctopped off d so that the unit produces the maximum amount of burnable Hydrogen gas. Will the Power Core cBlow Up d in an accident?<br><br> No 3 The amount of Hydrogen gas produced is not enough to cause an explosion in the event of an accident. The H2 Power Core is very safe to use and is designed with safety in mind. The H2 Power Core is a passive unit in that any gas produced is constantly being sucked into the air intake for burning so long as it is connected to a switched or ckeyed d power source.<br><br> Can liquid from the Power Core be sucked into the engine? No, if installed properly any water vapor from splashing will drain back into the unit before getting close to the air intake. It is normal to see vapor condensate on the hose leading to the air intake while the unit is producing Hydrogen.<br><br> This will not harm your vehicle in any way. H2 Power Core 3 E85 Ethanol Module The E85 Ethanol module includes detailed step-by-step instruction with photographs of the assembly process, parts and tool lists as well as the ability to print the lists. We provide you with preferred sources for all building materials and suggested tools used to make your E85 equipment.<br><br> As with all H2 Power Core modules, you always have the option of speech narration of each step. Basics of Ethanol Alcohol Production: The process of making ethanol alcohol (ETOH) is very simple and has been done for many hundreds of years. There are basically two steps involved with the process with many variations and raw materials that can be used.<br><br> This software package will explain the process of both making the ethanol and distilling it so that it can be burned as fuel. It is very important to note that this software package will show you how to make and distill your own ethanol alcohol and it is very important to note that one should never drink or otherwise consume the ethanol produced with these instructions. Ethanol produced with this software instruction is not fit for human consumption and can cause sickness or even death if consumed.<br><br> How is Ethanol Alcohol made? Ethanol alcohol is made using many renewable crops (grains) or fruits. The process is basic but the recipe variations are numerous so we will concentrate on a basic recipe using easy to obtain apples.<br><br> Apples contain sugar in a usable form and simply need to be smashed to form a thick pulp so that the contained sugar can be turned into Ethanol. Once the PH balance has been checked and adjusted as needed, you simply ad yeast so that the sugar in the apple mash is turned into ethanol by the yeast. While fermenting, the yeast consumes the sugar and converts it to ethanol alcohol and carbon dioxide gas.<br><br> During the fermentation process, you will notice that the mixture becomes warm to hot and bubbles. The bubbles are the CO2 gas being released as part of the fermentation process. After several days, the fermentation will slow down and you will check to see the ethanol content using a hydrometer.<br><br> When done you will then move to the next step 3 Distilling. Distillation to produce burnable Ethanol Alcohol: After the mash has fermented, you will separate the remaining mash from the liquid and distill the mix of apple juice, water and ethanol. In this software package you will learn how to build (or purchase) your distiller cStill d.<br><br> There are several types of stills used for different types of alcohol production. In this package you will be building what is called a reflux distiller. This type of still works very well for making your own ethanol fuel.<br><br> NEVER DRINK OR OTHERWISE CONSUME ETHANOL PRODUCED USING THESE INSTRUCTIONS! After you build your still, you will put the just finished fermented liquid into your still. It is advisable to use any FREE source of fuel to boil your still.<br><br> To keep cost per gallon down make sure to use any scrap wood, lumber or other burnable material. Once you have a fire started (propane turkey boilers work well) to boil your still you will start to see 80-95% pure ethanol and water drip into your collection device. It is legal to build a still for your own ethanol production to be used as fuel only.<br><br> We provide a form that you should use to legally register your still. A Still is PERFECTLY LEGAL TO BUILD! Prepare the ethanol to burn in your vehicle: Once you have collected several gallons of ethanol from your distiller, you should dry the mixture (take the remaining water out of the ethanol).<br><br> Once dry, you have 98-100% (200 proof) ethanol alcohol that can be mixed with regular gasoline to form E85 (85%) ethanol blend fuel. It is very important that you check you vehicles manual to ensure E85 ethanol fuel capability. Many newer vehicles already allow for both standard gasoline and E85 ethanol fuel use.<br><br> Soon, the US government will require ALL vehicles made in the United States be capable of burning E85 blended fuels. H2 Power Core 3 BioDiesel/BioFuel Module The BioDiesel and BioFuel (also called fuel oil) module includes detailed step-by-step instruction with photographs of the process, parts and tool lists as well as the ability to print the lists. We provide you with preferred sources for all building materials and suggested tools used to make your BioDiesel fuel.<br><br> As with all H2 Power Core modules, you always have the option of speech narration of each step. Basics of BioDiesel/BioFuel (Fuel Oil) Production: The process of making biodiesel is even easier to make than ethanol fuel. We recommend new or slightly used oil.<br><br> The oil can be any vegetable/animal, canola, sunflower or other nut based oil that is inexpensive and easy to get. If your oil is more than slightly used, be careful using this recipe because heavily used oil will create soaps during the chemical conversion process that would ruin the batch. A general rule of thumb is to use oil that is as light in color as possible.<br><br> The darker the oil, the older it is and it also will have more food particles and even water in it. It is best to use alternate methods when making BioDiesel from heavily used oils. The basic process used is to first make sure that you have clean oil.<br><br> If using new oil this step would not apply. If using slightly used oil from your local restaurant, you would filter the oil through a large coffee filter(s) to make sure it has no food particles in it. Once you have clean oil, the next step is to mix the chemical catalyst that will be used to convert the oil into biodiesel.<br><br> For the science junkies out there the proper name for the conversion process is cbase-catalyzed transesterification d 3 This means that a chemical mix is made from Methanol alcohol and Sodium Hydroxide and then mixed with the oil. These are the chemical names but to make this simple, the chemical mix contains Heet gas line antifreeze and (drain cleaner) Lye. Once the chemical catalyst is mixed, you would simply ad the clean oil and allow the chemical reaction to separate the glycerin (soaps) from the oil to make biodiesel.<br><br> This recipe is very easy to follow but there are some very important warnings that you must understand before proceeding. The three main ingredients used to make biodiesel are: Vegetable or Animal Oil: these oils come from numerous sources and are very stable and safe to handle. The oil used in this recipe should be new or slightly used with no water or food particles in it.<br><br> There are many sources for the oils and the overall price of your finished biodiesel will ultimately depend on how much the oil itself costs. If your oil is slightly used, you must make sure that the oil has no water in it because this will cause excessive soap to form during the chemical conversion. The oil should be at or above room temperature (or over 65F) as lower oil temperatures can cause an incomplete reaction.<br><br> Methyl Alcohol: Also called Methanol or even cwood d alcohol, is very easy to get at most hardware or auto part stores. A brand name is cHeet d and is sold as gas line antifreeze. You must make sure that the product that you purchase states ccontains methanol d because some products contain isopropyl alcohol and this will not work.<br><br> Methanol is very poisonous and cannot be made non-poisonous. DO NOT inhale the vapors and never spill it on painted surfaces or even your skin! It is best to treat methanol as one that could burn you 3 better safe than sorry!<br><br> Sodium Hydroxide: This chemical, also called Lye, is typically purchased at your local hardware store in the form of drain cleaner. A brand name is cRed Devil Lye Drain Cleaner d and comes in a powder to almost granule form. Make sure the label states ccontains Sodium Hydroxide d because some drain cleaners or products contain Chlorine which is also called cCalcium Hypo chlorite d 3 these will NOT work.<br><br> When the Methanol and Sodium Hydroxide are mixed in the proper amounts, you will now have what is called cSodium Methoxide d and this mixture is what will chemically react with the oil to produce biodiesel and glycerin (used to make soap if you know how). Biofuel (Heating Oil) Although BioDiesel has been promoted mostly as a fuel for diesel-powered vehicles, Biodiesel is perfectly suited as an additive or replacement fuel in a standard oil-fired furnace or boiler. When used as a heating fuel, Biodiesel is sometimes referred to as "Biofuel".<br><br> Made from new and used vegetable oils or animal fats, this fuel also has the advantage of being biodegradable, nontoxic and renewable. While fossil fuels took millions of years to produce, fuel stocks for Biodiesel can be created in just a few months, and the plants grown to make Biodiesel naturally balance the carbon dioxide emissions created when the fuel is burned. The advantage of heating with Biodiesel is that no new heating appliance and no retrofitting is required.<br><br> Although fueling your furnace with Biodiesel is as simple as pumping gasoline into your car, you should take a few precautions: Storage - Because Biodiesel, like No. 2 heating oil, will gel if stored outside in extremely cold weather, it should be stored in an indoor or an underground storage tank. If you use Biodiesel, keep in mind the characteristic of fuel oil known as the "pour point" (the temperature below which it will not pour).<br><br> The pour point for No. 2 fuel oil is 11 degrees below zero. Although the actual pour point temperature for Biodiesel varies depending on its concentration of the original oil, it is consistently higher than No.<br><br> 2 fuel oil. You'll need to store Biodiesel fuel at temperatures above its pour point. Check the fuel-pump seal - Although some people have used B100 (100% Biofuel Oil) with success to heat their homes, this strategy is not generally accepted as practice because of biodiesel's tendency to degrade rubber seals.<br><br> In some cases, burning a B100 Biodiesel blend causes fuel-pump seal failures. A service technician can repair a leaky seal (or pump) in short time, but the potential for this problem should be kept in mind if you are considering using B100 Biodiesel. Some oil burner manufacturers are testing new seal materials to eliminate this problem in future burner models.<br><br> Tests in Northern Wisconsin have shown that Biodiesel blends from B5 (5% biofuel 3 95% Fuel Oil) to B30 (30% biofuel 3 70% fuel oil) can replace 100% fuel oil with no noticeable change in performance or effects on rubber gaskets/hoses. Burning of the Biofuel blends also reduced carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide emissions. With Fuel oil prices expected to jump this winter, you can realize very nice cost savings by using biofuel to mix with your delivered fuel oil.<br><br> Ready to become fuel independent? The H2 Power Core software suite also includes a free gasoline and diesel fuel additive that can, used alone or with the H2 Power Core hydrogen generator, increase your fuel economy by at least 10% with some vehicles showing improvements to as much as 20%. It 9s simple to mix and is included in the H2 Power Core software suite as an added bonus.<br><br> The H2 Power Core software suite is available on our secure website at www.TouchnTalk.com as both a download now and CD version shipped via US mail. The H2 Power Core software suite is currently used in many countries and as you can see provides a very in-depth knowledge base 3 Join us in becoming fuel impendent now! <br><br>