Editor’s note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available as a downloadable PDF.

CoverDeveloped by Montana State University Extension and the University of Wyoming
Adapted with permission

This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Biodiesel Applications for the Home, Farm or Ranch series. Biodiesel can be produced in small quantities for individual use or in larger quantities for commercial purposes. This guide describes biodiesel production basics and the steps in a small-scale production process.


  • Equipment selection considerations
  • Glycerin byproduct
  • Selection of inputs: alcohol, catalyst, oil
  • Transesterification


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