David Blume's Alcohol Can be a Gas!: Fueling an Ethanol Revolution for the 21st Century

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International Institute for Ecological Agriculture, Jan 1, 2007 - Science - 596 pages
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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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Should be on every American's reading list! This is a compendium on a realistic alternative fuel and how we can turn all our major national problems around in a couple of years. No Kidding! ... Read full review

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I am in total agreement with what is covered in this book.

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About the author (2007)

David Blume is President of the International Institute for Ecological Agriculture. A permaculture teacher, he started the American Homegrown Fuel Co. Inc. during the late '70s energy crisis, teaching farmers and others how to produce and use low cost alcohol fuel and produced a 10 part series for PBS television which aired in 1983.

R. Buckmister Fuller received 47 honorary degrees, held twenty-eight patents, was awarded the Medal of Freedom, and was the author of twenty nine books. He died in 1983.

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