With help and investment of my father, one of my close friends and I have developed a center that can produce bio diesel in 250 gallon batches. His father was nice enough to clear a lot for us to build our project on their farm and both of our fathers helped us afford the initial investment that was required to purchase the tanks, pumps, and plumbing components. There were an unmentionable amount of steps required to complete our project, but a very brief overview includes; construction of each processing tank, plumbing, wiring, and oil collection and transport. Other than the pumps, we have created everything in our processing center. We created the main processing tanks (three 250 gallon, one 500 gallon)from recycled chemical transport containers and mostly using components found at Lowes or Home Depot, have developed a fairly complex processing system.
Although we just finished the final touches on our system this weekend, we plan to collect enough oil this week to create our first batch this upcoming weekend.