[Vwdiesel] lowering gasoline prices

Harmon Seaver hseaver at cybershamanix.com
Fri Apr 19 12:52:09 EDT 2002

On Fri, Apr 19, 2002 at 10:34:34AM +0000, James Hansen wrote:
> Yes, I agree.  However the days of having to pay to get it hauled away will
> soon stop.  I used to have to pay handsomely to have waste oil disposed of
> "properly".  I quit that when I found out they were just dropping it off at the
> local landfill (I guess they dug a "proper" hole first). Now, my waste oil is
> worth 7 cents a litre to me, and they will come to my yard and pick it up.
>  There is a used oil refinery set up at Humbolt Sask driving this market.
>  Demand creates value, now my used oil has value, as will used fryer oil when
> it has a use beyond the hobby level. Gotta get into this early if you want to
> get good return on investment, before the government sets up a plant (well, at
> least around here they would, some dirty rotten free enterprising businessman
> might make money at it, can't have that).

  You can forget that -- unless you've got really big bucks, thanks to the
National Biodiesel people. You need about a million to buy into their club, and
unless you do (at least here in the US) the gov't will come after you and shut
you down. It's already happened to a small commercial biodiesel producer in
Mass, check the biofuel archives.

Harmon Seaver

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