DIY Fuel Distribution for Fun and Profit

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  • DIY Fuel Distribution for Fun and Profit

    1. 1. DIY FUEL DISTRIBUTIONPROJECT FOR FUN AND PROFITDATE CLIENT OSCON 2011 LUKE CLOSS - @LUKEC
    2. 2. Cloud computing?
    3. 3. About meDirector of the Vancouver Biodiesel Co-op vancouverbiodiesel.orgDrive a Mitsubishi Delica Diesel Van (from Japan)Want to give $GASCORP as little $ as possible
    4. 4. Build your own citizenrun fuel distributionnetwork in 4 easy steps!
    5. 5. What is Biodiesel?Chemically similar to “dino-diesel”Runs in diesel engines. Diesels were invented so farmers could make their own fuel to avoid relying on a centralized system.Typically no modifications necessary for a dieselvehicle, just regular maintenance.
    6. 6. HomebrewEasy to make, hard to get good qualityBiodiesel = (Veggie Oils - Water) * (Methanol +Lye)
    7. 7. Fuel sourceLots of ways to produce biodiesel.Prefer: Recycled oil Local ASTM Certified
    8. 8. Step 1: Hack itSHIP SOMETHING50 gallon drumManual pumpHonour system billing via pen & paperHomebrew WVO into Biodiesel
    9. 9. Problems with v1.0Capacity issuesQuality issuesTimeEasy to lose $$
    10. 10. Biodiesel Pump v2.04000 Litre tank (Capacity fixed)Cardlock (Authorization)Real fuel pump (Usability)Quality fuel suppliers
    11. 11. Problems with v2.0Not scalableUser InterfaceRegulationsLabour Intensive
    12. 12. STAND BACK:I Know Perl!
    13. 13. v2.1 - Automate!Cardlock automationBilling automationEmail ReceiptsFreeze unpaid accounts
    14. 14. v2.1 Still has problemsToo localFragmented experienceRegulations
    15. 15. v3.0 - Scale It UpTanks on TrailersOpen Source HardwareGPS + Cell Modem + Arduino + Cardlock +Pump + 4000 L tank + trailer = awesome
    16. 16. v4.0 - Federated PumpsNetwork with other groupsClean, Green Biodiesel everywhere!

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