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10/20/13 8:38 PM How to Make Ethanol Fuel: 13 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow Page 1 of 16 http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Ethanol-Fuel Edit Article How to Make Ethanol Fuel Make ethanol fuel using a fuel-making device. Make ethanol fuel from scratch. Ethanol is an alternative to gasoline (petrol). The use of ethanol has been demonstrated to reduce greenhouse emissions slightly as compared to gasoline (petrol), although the price typically ends up being higher in the end. By using a combination of everyday food supplies and a few pieces of equipment, you can make your own ethanol fuel. The following is a guide on how to make ethanol fuel. Mobil Super Official Site www.mobil.us/mobil_super Extend Engine Life With Mobil Super 5,000 Mile Protection Guarantee. 1 Obtain legal authorization to produce ethanol. If you intend to produce ethanol fuel in the United States, complete and submit the following form to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB): http://www.ttb.gov/forms/f511074.pdf If you intend to produce ethanol fuel elsewhere, request proper instructions on how to legally produce ethanol fuel from the government agency that deals with such issues in your area. Edit Method 1 of 2: Make ethanol fuel using a fuel-making device.

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Edit ArticleHow to Make Ethanol FuelMake ethanol fuel using a fuel-making device. Make ethanol fuel from scratch.

Ethanol is an alternative to gasoline (petrol). The use of ethanol has been demonstrated to reduce greenhouseemissions slightly as compared to gasoline (petrol), although the price typically ends up being higher in the end. Byusing a combination of everyday food supplies and a few pieces of equipment, you can make your own ethanol fuel.The following is a guide on how to make ethanol fuel.Mobil Super Official Sitewww.mobil.us/mobil_superExtend Engine Life With Mobil Super 5,000 Mile Protection Guarantee.

1 Obtain legal authorization to produce ethanol.

If you intend to produce ethanol fuel in the United States, complete and submit the following form to the Alcohol and TobaccoTax and Trade Bureau (TTB): http://www.ttb.gov/forms/f511074.pdf

If you intend to produce ethanol fuel elsewhere, request proper instructions on how to legally produce ethanol fuel from thegovernment agency that deals with such issues in your area.

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Confirm that you are legally authorized to produce ethanol fuel before continuing.

Purchase an EFuel 100 MicroFueler.

This is the only available product that will allow you to make ethanol fuel without starting from scratch.

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It has a 250 gallon tank and produces up to 35 gallons per week.

The fuel can be used in vehicles that are designed for ethanol use, such as flex-fuel vehicles, or when mixed with 90 percentgasoline (petrol).

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It will cost approximately $9,995.

Add organic waste to the machine.

Items such as discarded liquids that are rich in sugar, waste sugar, liquids with residual alcohol, and others can be used. Fora full list, contact the manufacturer directly at the following URL: http://www.microfueler.com/Contactus.aspx

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4 Operate the machine according to the manufacturer's instructions.

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Obtain legal authorization to produce ethanol.

Repeat the authorization procedure in step one

Add fruit to a barrel.

Obtain throwaway fruit from your local grocer or another source. Fruit that is rotten may be used in lieu of edible food.

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Add fruit until the barrel is approximately 1/3 full. It is important to not exceed this amount, as the barrel may overflow duringfermentation.

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Mash the fruit with a pole or other blunt object.

Add water and yeast to the barrel.

Although standard yeast can be used, it is best to use ethanol tolerant yeast from a wine-making supply store.

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Cover the barrel.

Monitor the sugar content of the barrel.

Check the sugar content daily with a hydrometer.

Over the course of approximately 10 days, the sugar content should reduce gradually until none is left.

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7 Distill the mixture by using a reflux still, this can be purchased on the Internet.

Do this immediately after the sugar is gone from the mixture. Not doing so could allow materials to develop that could ruinyour engine.

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Put the mixture into a reflux still.

Follow the manufacturer's instructions to complete the distillation process.

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Filter the mixture.

The ethanol that you are left with after the distillation process will still have a minor impurity of water inside of it. To removethis water, you need to use a specialized fuel filter that can filter the water out. These filters are made out of specially-designed fabrics that allow ethanol molecules to pass through while trapping the water.

Add gasoline (petrol) to the ethanol (optional).

Depending on your engine type and regulations that apply to ethanol production in your area, add the required amount ofgasoline (petrol) to the mixture. A fuel that is commonly produced is E85, which is 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline(petrol).

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Ethanol fuel can be used in vehicles, lawnmower, chainsaws, and many other devices that use gasoline(petrol). Before using it, have any necessary alterations made to the vehicle or device to allow it to operate onethanol.

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Be sure to add the legally required mixture of gasoline (petrol) to the mixture. Pure ethanol is very similar tomoonshine (alcohol) and could get you in significant legal trouble if it is not made properly.

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