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Thread: Ethanol from wood chips

  1. #1
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    Nov 2010
    Fort Worth, Texas, USA

    Ethanol from wood chips

    Cellulose Complex Enzymes for Cellulosic Ethanol , January 21 , 2021 , The biological and eco-friendly method to produce ethanol from cellulose is cellulolytic processes which consist of hydrolysis on pretreated lignocellulosic materials using a group of enzymes to break complex cellulose into simple sugar , followed by fermentation and distillation . Cellulosic Ethanol , or second generation Ethanol , is a biofuel produced from cellulose (the stringy fibre of a plant) rather than from the plant's seed , fruit or tuber . ... Cellulosic Ethanol :Environmentally Friendly , But Costly I copied this from the internet .

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    Apr 2017
    Port Macquarie

    Re: Ethanol from wood chips

    I have been making homebrew whiskey for around 10 years now and use pure white sugar to produce 95% ethyl alcohol or ethanol. After i heard about 3 people dying from homebrew alcohol in Queensland years ago i did some research and found out that they were brewing using grape skins, seeds including the wooden stems trying to make Grappa. Fermenting wood produces methanol which in certain quantities will kill you. As far as i could find out methanol comes from fermenting wood.

    Just thought i would add this to the discussion but you can run a car off the stuff i make but i prefer whiskey

  3. #3
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    Sep 2005

    Re: Ethanol from wood chips

    Yendor, I also use Sugar to create alcohol. One thing to note is that fermenting alcohol using white sugar as the fermentable sugars may also produce small amounts of Methanol. I always take the heads off for cleaning alcohol and use the main distillate for my drinks.
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