Janos on 04/10/08
- "private contract between producer of fuel and a specific customer" on selling/buying/using the given fuel, without it having approval from the authorities: that would be nice and well, but in theory any novel fuel might have noxious emissions, corrosiveness to motor parts, etc., so it is hard to think of any one "specific customer" without his demanding some sort of specifications/certificates on the fuel, to convince himself of its applicability. So please kindly check out this as the outcome might determine the course we are to take.
Jim on 05/10/08
I will keep working on the private contract issue. I agree that for product liability purposes, we need to run our own test, at least pH, ash, viscosity, free fatty acids. Rather than putting a great deal of money into a high class chem lab, I suggest we consider buying a near-infra red spectrometer. I have research notes spread around my hard disk and on my Favorites list. I will be adding a full page on this testing as time permits. Then we can really dig into the testing issue. Testing is VERY important.
There is a UK Standards organization which may be our entry point to develop the test rubrics for biodiesel, a zero sum approach using the NIR test equipment and procedures. Meanwhile, I have a WARRANTY which will be embedded in the private contract which reduces our exposure to product liability.
Oct 5 2008, 7:30 AM EDT by