Posts Tagged ‘fuel’

Make Your Own Fuel at Home

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

microfueler_photo_11.jpgPeople were making ethanol at home long before there were cars. They called it moonshine. With gas prices going through the roof and everyone worried about global warming, a California company is betting people will jump at the chance to use the same technology to turn sugar into fuel for less than a buck a gallon.

E-Fuel Corporation has unveiled its EFuel 100 MicroFueler, a device about the size of a stacking washer-dryer that uses sugar, yeast and water to make 100 percent ethanol at the push of a button.

“You just open it like a washing machine and dump in your sugar, close the door and push one button,” company founder Tom Quinn told us. “A few days later, you’ve got ethanol.”

Is it really that easy? Read the rest of this article

Here Come the Tame Bugs That Make Car Fuel From Garbage

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

eco-friendly bugs turn garbages to fuelAnother cellulosic-ethanol app. This one with garbage piles, GMO bacteria and super-hot plasma torches. We Americans should devoutly hope this scheme works out. If it does, we’re home free, because America is the Saudi Arabia of Garbage! We’ll be running our monster fleet of climate-wrecking cars right off the refuse of our rampant Yankee consumerism! Ha ha ha! Take that, doubting world!

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