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Old 08-11-2015, 01:39 PM   #11
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I was already familiar with biofuel for cars and trucks... didn't realize there was biodiesel as well for trucks and buses.
Just so you know, fuel is fuel. Doesn't matter if it goes into a car or truck or bus.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:40 PM   #12
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Just you you know, fuel is fuel. Doesn't matter if it goes into a car or truck or bus.
True. Fuel is fuel but there are different qualities and types.

But still, you have a valid point.
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We have a electric lions bus at work. They just got it this year.

$325,000.

Not for me thanks.

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We have a electric lions bus at work. They just got it this year.

$325,000.

Not for me thanks.

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Ouch! Yeah, that's definitely way out of my budget.
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The lions buses normally cost $125,000.

The electric option cost $200,000 alone.

We got 12 new lions buses this year on our fleet. Only one electric.

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The lions buses normally cost $125,000.

The electric option cost $200,000 alone.

We got 12 new lions buses this year on our fleet. Only one electric.

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Ouch. Hence only one electric. How is the electric, though?

I'm thinking biodiesel is the best way going forward from here. There's a lot of biodiesel stations... although the middle of the US seems to have a rather... distinct lack of stations.

Probably best to hold an emergency supply of biodiesel when going through there. makes note to add that to his conversion project when he has the bus.
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What are your plans for this bus?

Most people using WVO are looking for cheap fuel and are willing to put up with the hassle of tracking down sources (which are becoming increasingly harder to find) then processing the stuff then making sure it doesn't gum up their fuel systems. Doing it on the road means you take your tanks and filters with you which takes up a lot of space.
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What are your plans for this bus?

Most people using WVO are looking for cheap fuel and are willing to put up with the hassle of tracking down sources (which are becoming increasingly harder to find) then processing the stuff then making sure it doesn't gum up their fuel systems. Doing it on the road means you take your tanks and filters with you which takes up a lot of space.
Buy a bus. Convert it. Convert to biodiesel.

There's plenty of stations in my area for me to run off of biodiesel until I can make my own.

I've tracked down some sources but I'm still chasing down some other sources but I think I'll be okay. It'll be a while before I start making my own biodiesel, though... but in the meantime, I don't mind buying my biodiesel from the stations around here in Ohio.
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Buy a bus. Convert it. Convert to biodiesel.
Sounds like you have a plan. Now the fun begins.
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Sounds like you have a plan. Now the fun begins.
Yup. I have a lot of notes about what I need to do, what needs considered and what options there are.

All in my GDocs. That's here: https://docs.google.com/a/heimkoma.c...it?usp=sharing

Of course, there's more that I haven't added to this one yet but... that's more or less the general outline.
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