Tuesday, April 29, 2008

For only $10,000 ...

... you too can make ethanol for $1 a gallon with the E-Fuel Microfueler.

As mentioned in the article, there are some problems with this approach:
  1. 100% EtOH is illegal as fuel in the United States.
  2. Where are you going to buy all this sugar? South of the border*?
  3. $1/gallon, until you remember you paid 10K for the device!
  4. How does this really differ from other stills which are really cheap to make? Is squeezing out that last 5% of water actually that much of a problem for the folks who make grain alcohol?
*Inside joke for anyone who travels I-95. South of the Border is a [tourist attraction/eyesore/pimple on the ass of South Carolina/however you view it] that sits about a mile south of the North Carolina border. You can't miss it. You definitely can't miss it because Pedro starts advertising for his place about 90 miles out. Jimminy Christmas, it's annoying. They also claim to sell just about everything and anything.

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