To make biodiesel using a base catalysed reaction it is necessary to heat the oil to around 55oC. Scintex offers several options for doing this. Our biodiesel kits incorporate an immersion heater with digital thermostat. This is the most effective means of heating as the heat transfer to the oils very efficient. Drum heaters can be used to heat oil in 44 gallon drums but this is very energy intensive you might struggle to get the oil to temperature. When running biodiesel of biofuels in your vehicle such as SVO it may be necessary in colder climates to heat the fuel. A fuel filter heater will prevent coagulation in the fuel filter. Fuel tank stick on heat pads will bring the fuel temperature up by several degrees and help fuel flows. For faster heating and for getting the oil to higher temperatures (note oil will flow like diesel at 80oC) we recommend a heat exchanger that transfers heat from your coolant to your SVO.