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Fuel alcohol training, customized one on one, hands on, 5 day class

We had a wonderful 5 days with our new friend from Nigeria who was fulfilling a month long quest for solar and other sustainable power knowledge and techniques that he can take back to improve the quality of life in his village.

We crafted his class for the need to make fuel grade moonshine in a site that didn’t have modern amenities. Much like the prohibition era Moonshiners this technology is capable of making high octane motor fuel to outrun the revenuers or run a pump to bring water from a well.

malting grain, or, making your own enzymes
potato starch conversion
mashing and cooking sprouted potatoes trying to convert starch to sugar

He had already taken two of our online classes. One on the importance of bio-fuels (Free) and the other being a basic 101 distillation process How to do it. He had the general idea  and having taken the online class for $50.00 he got $100.00 off the hands on training.

It is true you can make fuel alcohol out of anything that grows, but his village grows a lot of corn so that seemed to be a good place to start.  A bushel of corn can make 2 and 1/2  gallons of ethanol fuel and the leftovers will still be nutritious food for animals or humans.

To cook a bushel of grain all at once, you need a 35 gallon crock pot as well as the strength to stir a 300 pound pot of oatmeal and keep it from burning for three hours.  The village may have that kind of manpower but for learning purposes we start at 1/10th that scale.

move to shady spot
I move we find shade
alcohol proof
measuring proof
distillation monitor
Making fuel grade alcohol is both a science and an art

Modern yeasts can ferment to over 20% alcohol in 5 days. We did that and ran an engine on fuel we made that week

ilumination with alcohol fuel
alcohol fuel lamp
alcohol fuels small engine
run lawnmower on pure ethanol

After converting , fermenting and distilling we took a field trip to see how a megga producer makes fuel.

Same thing only bigger

ethanol plant
Marquis Energy
Neceeda WI
corn dumping
corn truck unloads
testing starch
Ethanol factory
Marquis Ethanol Plant
grain for ethanol
for making cookies or ethanol fuel
control center
control room