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Old 11-04-2008, 08:42 PM
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Talking Got $28,500 ?

How about a system that makes it's own ETHANOL and BIODIESEL in one unit!

Allard Research & Development

I uses Ethanol instead of Methanol to process the bio, and only costs $28,500 plus freight!
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looks like some cool technology though...
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Gosh, where do I send the check? Not that I have the need or desire for something that wild...but would Ethanol work as a better alcohol than Methanol? I know you have to have an alcohol...but is there one that works better than another?
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Neither one is better than the other. Ethanol will work as long as the purity is 99.5% or better. 99.5% Ethanol is difficult to produce at home, and cost more to buy ( if you can FIND any to buy!). Methanol is much cheaper.

I bought 2 reflux stills last year and have been making test batches this Fall. The best I've been able to make is 95.0%. Won't work. I'm going to make a "molecular sieve" this winter to see if I can get to 99.5. If I can achieve that, I'll be trying Ethanol in my bio process.

Having plenty of "raw" material to make Ethanol, I should be able to cut my costs by about $.60/ gallon!
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