Thursday, 22 October 2015

Making Your Personal Fuel From Sugar

Ethyl alcohol (ethanol) false from sugar is a clean-burning, efficient fuel for motorcar engines. Degree and combine the ingredients in the fermentation vessel. Distiller's yeast yields the highest alcohol content, so it's a better choice than other yeast strains. Inexpensive non-food grade sugar can be used because the ethanol is not for human consumption.

1. Utilize a fermentation vessel with sufficient influence. For Everyone gallon of alcohol produced, the container must influence 5 gallons of aqua and 10 gallons of sugar. The container should be no more than three-fourths filled during fermentation, and should be covered tightly during apply to avoid contamination. Install a fermentation lock (airlock) in the insert to Proceeds carbon dioxide produced during the system.

2. It further happens to be a renewable resource. You can legally ferment and distil ethanol on a district scale by obtaining federal and community permits (glare Process below). Once you arrange that, displace the development outlined below.


For each 5 gallons of clean, room temperature water, add 12 lbs. of sugar and one 5 g packet of yeast. Combine thoroughly. Additional aeration will give the yeast a head start. Seal the lid and attach the fermentation lock. Pour clean water or alcohol into the airlock so that outside air can't infiltrate but carbon dioxide can escape from the vessel at a higher pressure.

3. Allow the fermentation to continue at room temperature until completed. This may take as long as seven days. A few bubbles per hour in the airlock indicates that all the sugar has been converted into ethanol. Separate the yeast by straining or by siphoning off the "beer." The yeast can be refrigerated and used in later fermentations. At this stage the ethanol content of the solution is 16 to 20 percent. The remainder is water and fermentation byproducts.

4. Distill the beer to separate the ethanol from the water and byproducts. Choose a still with sufficient capacity that it is no more than three-fourths full when in use. The still design should allow control of the heat input and measurement of the temperature output. Heat the solution and measure the output temperature. Unwanted byproducts will distill first and should be discarded. Allowing for small differences due to altitude and atmospheric pressure, the ethanol will distill when the temperature reaches 78.3 degrees C (173 degrees F). The distillate is 95 to 97 percent alcohol, with the remainder being mostly water. Additional distillations may increase the concentration of ethanol, but not much over 97 percent.