Much of the research that goat industries is
involved in is in the form of databases on the internet.
database now contains details of over 150 vehicles
running on straight vegetable oil from visitors to this
web site, illustrating how the internet can be a useful
research tool. In addition to this, we have a discussion
forum which itself has highlighted some interesting
points. One of our most important values is to try and
be un-biased in our outlook, which means being able
to look at the problems in using vegetable oil in an
honest fashion. We are not involved with 'hard sell'
environmental politics or trying to float on the stock
exchange or such like and so are able to offer open
debate and free access to our resources. This research
relies on contributions from people visiting the forum
and database, both of which are true melting pots of
ideas, and goat industries is commited to keeping this
Other research that goat industries is involved
in is concerned with the production of biodiesel. At
present we are working on a PLC based automatic machine
which works in the same way as a washing machine - it
goes through a program based on timers, triggering valves
and pumps so that the plant can be run un-manned, which
is safer and cheaper.