David Blume's Alcohol Can Be A Gas!

David Blume's Alcohol Can Be A Gas!

Fueling An Ethanol Revolution for the 21st Century ; With A Foreword by R. Buckminster Fuller ; Edited by Michael Winks

Book - 2007
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Not sure what you want here so I'm pasting in the review from Kirkus Discoveries.Everything you wanted to know about alcohol-fuel production but were afraid to ask.For those who think ethanol is the be-all and end-all of the alternative-energy revolution, think again.More than 20 years ago, veteran biofuel guru Blume (Alcohol Can Be a Gas, 1983) beat the drum for alcohol- based alternative fuels. Despite an impenetrable foreword by R. Buckminster Fuller, Blume’s latest book is a well-researched and expanded update to his original work, incorporating 21st-century concerns over global warming, domestic-energy policy, grassroots biofuel solutions and the challenges of going green in a world dominated by the fossil fuel “oiligarchy.” Blume systematically and entertainingly builds his case for individual responsibility and activism in dealing with the nation’s domestic-energy challenges,. and he excludes no one in preaching his gospel of alcohol-fuel independence. For the novice, Blume tells the story of alcohol production’s rich history in America, from the Civil War to today, and effectively demystifies the thorny pros and cons of the current national energy-policy debate regarding ethanol. This education alone is worth the cover price. Make no mistake, the book is more than a bully pulpit for championing sociopolitical opinions on global-energy woes—it is a technical how-to book. Written with enterprising do-ityourselfers in mind, Blume offers countless hands-on technical solutions ranging from home stills to for-profit manufacturing strategies and builds chapters on detailed charts, graphs and step-by-step building instructions, giving activist-minded readers the data and resources they need to implement personal and individualized energy solutions.A well-executed, socially conscious proactive and rigorous call to action.
The most complete manual on alcohol fuel production and use ever written. Not just a very detailed how-to manual but a thorough treatment of all the issues raging in the public debate over ethanol. Historical, political, ecological, agricultural, and ecological implications of replacing petroleum with farm produced alcohol fuel. The technical sections have been drawn from hands on grassroots expeience by the author and others in production of fuel from a wide variety of crops and waste products, conversion of literally every sort of engine in existence to utilize ethanol instead of gas or diesel. Also covers cogeneration of electricity and heat with alcohol as well as cooking, cooling and lighting with alternative fuel. Shows the economics of small scale alcohol production and instructs the reader how to legally produce their own moonshine while harvesting tax credit usually given to petroleum companies that mix alcohol with their fuel.The book contains 473 endnotes, a 6000 entry index, and extensive glossary. FROM THE BACK COVER This book is a complete toolkit for farmers, contractors, alternative energy users, mechanics, people concerned with climate change or Peak Oil and anone who thinks they are paying to much for fuel.How to make alcohol for about 47 cents per gallon How to organize a profitable, driver-controlled neighborhood alcohol fuel station Ways to convert your gas engine to 100% alcohol for as little as $50 How to beat oil companies by operating your own small alcohol fuel company.How to get the 61 cents per gallon federal ethanol tax credit refunded to you as cash.How to correctly fill out the permit that legally allows you to make 200 proof moonshine fuel.Would you be surprised to know: Detroit has made flexible fueled alcohol cars for sale in the US since 1994 You can fill up on alcohol at more than 1200 stations in the US.Your gasoline car can already use at least 50% ethanol without modification.Brazil runs 50% of its cars on straight ethanol.Ethanol is liquid solar energy and we can reverse global warming by switching to alcohol fuel.Alcohol is 105 octane, as good as the best racing or aviation fuels.Alcohol Can Be A Gas! gives every reader the power to take back control of energy from oil companies. This book is packed with actual experiences, proven data, practical designs, and great stories. It also provides the nitty gritty details neede to fuel a revolution of small businesses prepared to exploit the market opportunities around ecological auto fuel production.

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The only comprehensive book ever written on alcohol fuel production and use for home and farm. Until now, it has been very difficult for farmers, contractors, alternative energy aficionados, those concerned about Peak Oil, and small-scale entrepreneurs to obtain good, accurate information on producing alcohol, or on converting vehicles to run on the fuel. Now, Alcohol Can Be a Gas! provides the definitive reference on alcohol fuel. Simultaneous.

Publisher: Santa Cruz, Calif. : International Institute for Ecological Agriculture, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780979043796
Branch Call Number: 662.6992 Blume 2007
Characteristics: xliv, 596 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm +e computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Winks, Michael
Alternative Title: Alcohol can be a gas!


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