$0.20 / Per Liter for Petrol? - Where Do I Queue?
January 11th 2008 03:50
Put the 'e' in Green
Reduce Your Fuel costs to below $0.20 per Liter.
Sound impossible? It's NOT
Prices at the pump have been steadily increasing since late June - so much so, that the Australian petrol industry watchdogs have been busying themselves making sure everyone is staying honest - or as honest as politicians and large wealthy oil companies are able to stay?
The net result is 'genuine' market increases by the oil companies - and 40% increases at the pumps for the average consumer.
I am not here to bag the Government. I'm not even going to take a stab at the oil companies, the Middle East, George Bush and his US foreign policy or the market price of a barrel of crude oil - but what I will share, is an enviromentally friendly, inexpensive and fun way to manufacture bio-fuel, useable in all modern, fuel injected engines. Cost? - $0.20 / Liter.
Myths & Monikers
Firstly, Bio-Fuel can be manufactured by a fifth grader - it's that simple. So, assuming you are 'Smarter Than A Fifth Grader' you should have no problems understanding either the science or the economics of making your own fuel.
Bio-Fuel is a cheap, 'green' alternative to fuel needs that does not contribute to greenhouse gasses that deplete the ozone layer. It is also a far better fuel for your engine and will reduce wear and maintenance costs.
Bio-Fuel can be manufactured to suit either diesel or petrol version engines.
Bio-Fuel is not volitile and has a lower flashpoint than it's petroleum counterpart - so it isn't dangerous to store.
Bio-Fuel burns clean, with more power and better performance. Some F1 teams have recently made the switch to pure Ethanol [Bio-Fuel] to run in their high performance engines.
You can manufacture enough fuel for the average two car family to run for a week - on the equivalent of a 10kg bag of potatoes - here's how!
Bio-Fuel - or Ethanol as it is properly referred to is created in a two step process. The easiest way to produce ethanol is by adding a specified amount of 'tap water', 'glucose [sugar]' and yeast, converting the complex sugar molecules to alcohol.
Yeast is a naturally occuring product and has the ability to convert simple and complex sugars into alcohol. When done in the proper quantities you are able to yield 20% - 23% Ethanol by volume over a period of 5 days through a natural fermantation process.
Once the Ethanol has been manufactured and sits in solution with the water - you need a way to separate the two liquids in order to be able to use the Ethanol to power your equipment.
Water turns from a liquid to a gas [steam] at 100c. Ethanol turns from it's liquid state to Ethanol vapour at between 78c - 83c. Alcohol in a water solution also significantly lowers the boiling point of water where it will boil at about 78c. As the Ethanol boils off the temperature required to keep the solution boiling rises. The Ethanol is emulsified in the water and can be boiled off and re-collected through the process of distillation.
If you have ever boiled your coffee pot and held a cold plate just above the vapour - what happens? It condenses on the underside of the plate and tiny droplets of water form and run down the side. This is exactly the process required to collect Ethanol from a water based solution.
Once the Ethanol has been collected its purity is between 80% and 95% and an octane rating higher than most premium petroleum products and may be used in your vehicle without further processing. A 44 gal. [205 Liter] drum will yield approximately 55 Liters of fuel in about 2 hours - or approximately 110 - 1 Liter bottles of purified, 40% [by volume] potable alcohol after being cut with distilled or purified water [Chlorine in tap water will cause the clear alcohol liquid to take on a milky essence].
Before I go any further - I will tell you that Ethanol production in all States of Australia is considered illegal - here's why.
If you look at the letter of the law - it is outright illegal - but like most things illegal, there seems to be 'degrees' of legality and perhaps some indication by enforcement agencies to turn a blind eye. After all you are simply recycling carbon based organic matter, letting a naturally occuring product known as yeast convert starches into sugars and sugars into Ethanol and all the while doing your part for the environment right?
Well... because you are able to manufacture potable alcohol via the same process - that's where it all goes pear shaped.
If you simply manufactured Bio-Fuel for your own personal use to power your vehicles, lawn mowers and weed whackers, I honestly believe that nobody would give a stuff. If you were arrested and had your day in court - it would be highly unlikely under those circumstances that you would ever face prosecution?
If on the other hand you got bored of making your own fuel and ventured into potable alcohol production for instance and saw it as an excellent source of income, with visions of giving Johnny Walker and the folks at Bundaberg Rum a run for their money - while at the same time cheating the ATO out of their hefty bit of tax...I can assure you that they would take a dim view of that and you would likely go to jail [where inmates incidentally distill their own alcohol using the same method, albeit not quite as sophisticated equipment].
Fortunately, it is a topic on everyone's tongues these days and as petrol prices continue to soar - any pricing relief at the pumps [while doing our bit for the environment] is well received.
It is not a crime to know the truth about Ethanol and it's benefits to both your wallet and your vehicle. It is not morally irresponsible to recycle waste organic matter in the production of Ethanol - and it certainly isn't illegal to own either the technology or the equipment to manufacture your very own Bio-Fuel.
I have spent years in research and development to come up with an enviromentally friendly 'Mass Bio-Fuel Generator' used in the manufacture of pure Ethanol.
I am now able to pass along this technology to the astute homeowner who wishes to reduce their fuel bills.
I have engineered my Mass Bio-Fuel Generator from common materials I have both sourced and purchased from Bunnings and Reece & other plumbing supply stores.
If you are handy - I can reward your ingenuity for $29.99 with a set of digital plans including a step by step process to follow to make your own. Alternatively, for $2,999.00 I can manufacture a commercial grade, 205Liter unit for you with an all copper reflux tower and condenser unit - delivery and set-up, POA. Lead times right now are between 7-10 days.
The unit comes completely assembled and ready to use [just add water] - with all the instructions on how to process your organic matter into either fuel grade Ethanol - or Potable Alcohol.
Just think - in just 5-7 days you could be cutting your current fuel bills by 85% - or re-stocking your depleted bar stocks after the holidays - or both?
If you have any further questions - or would like to order your very own Mass Bio-Fuel Generator or a set of DIY plans, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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