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    Solar Hot Water Sytem to make ethanol

    I am planing on buying 2 Solar Hot Water System to reduce the energy use of making ethanol at home. A 400 litre system with solar collectorís to heat a smaller tank only system of 160 litres with the...
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    Re: 2003 Mangna AWD 100% Ethanol

    I got the Ethanol from CSR Sugar, they have a range of denatured ethanol, The agent in Tasmania was Motor Sports. You can get ethanol with 2% petrol or 5% methanol which is what i have been using....
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    2003 Mangna AWD 100% Ethanol

    Hi there I have reached 100% Ethanol for a couple of weeks now with no problems, however when cold will take a couple of minutes to warm up.

    Almost out of ethanol now only 300 liters left, don't...
  4. Re: 2003 Magna AWD 40% Ethanol 60% Petrol "Ethanol Rocks, Petrol if for losers"

    Not sure haven't done it before, Will give the greens, local and state gov a call and get back to you.

    Is it legal to make Bio diesel in Aust. Tony

    Regards,

    Chris
  5. Who bought "Alcohol Can Be a Gas!: Fueling an Ethanol Revolution for the 21st Century

    Have read the book, would love to talk to others about it.

    Regards,

    Chris.
  6. 2003 Magna AWD 40% Ethanol 60% Petrol "Ethanol Rocks, Petrol if for losers"

    On 40% ethanol the first cold (5 deg.) start will stall when I put it straight into drive after starting.

    If I give it a couple of rev's for a few sec then no problems.

    After restarting no...
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    Re: 2003 Magna AWD 30% Ethanol 70% Petrol

    Hi Captain Echidna,

    From what I have been reading the Air / Fuel ration of;

    Gasoline is about 13.4 to 15 to 1, ideal range about 14.5 to 1
    Ethanol is about 23 to 9 to 1, ideal...
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    Re: 2003 Magna AWD 30% Ethanol 70% Petrol

    Hi Tony,

    I bought this ethanol from Hunters in Tasmania also Walkabout Industries carry it too.

    There is a range of denatured ethanol you can buy. I just bought what they had in...
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    2003 Magna AWD 30% Ethanol 70% Petrol

    Have been running the Magna on 30% Ethanol for a couple of mths with no problems so far. A lot more power.

    Also have been running my generator on 50% Ethanol and 50% Petrol and lot cleaner no...
  10. Alcohol Can Be a Gas!: Fueling an Ethanol Revolution for the 21st Century

    Has anyone read ?
    Alcohol Can Be a Gas!: Fueling an Ethanol Revolution for the 21st Century By David Blume


    Looks good check out the alcohol can be a gas peak moment video on youtube.

    Chris.
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    Re: Bagasse cogeneration plants in Australia?

    I don't Know of any in Tasmania Australia, However we do collect gas from some dump sites in Adelaide. So i would say maybe.

    Will look into it for you.

    Regards,

    Chris

    PS Do you think we...
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    Re: Why is Biodiesel so popular?

    Hi Joe,

    I have a friend that makes biodiesel, seeing all the processes involved and having made ethanol myself, I wouldnít say itís easier. They both have their advantages and disadvantages....
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    Why is Biodiesel so popular?

    The majority of cars on the road today are gasoline engines, so why is it that the ethanol forum is so small.

    Its harder I believe to make biodiesel than ethanol as more land in needed for oil...
  14. Re: USA, the world's largest producer of bioethanol.

    I donít think any one product should be used, bio-diversity is best.

    Information I have regarding by-products from Sugar Beet and some of the uses.

    If you would like a copy of the...
  15. Re: USA, the world's largest producer of bioethanol.

    We live in confusing times and itís hard to determine what the best way to go is.

    In the early days the USA caused lots of problems dumping cheap food on the global economy killing off many...
  16. Re: USA, the world's largest producer of bioethanol.

    I think the only reason they are using corn is because of Monsanto.

    GM Corn, Roundup Ready, Monsanto have a lot of control in the Government.

    Sugar Beet would give twice the yield and still...
  17. Re: New User Potatoes, Sugar Beet, Jerusalem artichoke

    Thank you for your responses, have kept away from diesel as it takes a lot more land to grow an oil crop compared to a sugar / starch. The methane idea is worth a try as I would not have to distill...
  18. New User Potatoes, Sugar Beet, Jerusalem artichoke

    I am currently growing Jerusalem artichoke to hopefully next year turn into ethanol. But currently have a large Potatoes surplus. Is it hard to make ethanol out of Potatoes.

    My experience...
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