When we talk about energy we are referring to a very valuable resource. Energy is a scarce resource that is required worldwide for various reasons. There are millions of things that require energy to work.
We are talking about different types of energy. But I want to major on fuel. As a result of this scarcity and the value of fuel. When an opportunity arises for you to make our own and save the money then you have to go for it.
Here are some of the steps that you can follow to make your own ethanol fuel.
- Get The Permit
When you want to engage in something of this magnitude, it is important to go to the right authorities of your country for a permit. This will allow you go about your work without any worry.
During this process, there are a number of requirements you must meet to get the permit for this kind of production. Most of the governments require you to have a good facility and other things such as waste disposing site to avoid pollution.
- Start with Fruits in A Barrel
You do not have to find fresh fruits since this is a very simple process where you use mostly waste products to come up with fuel. Go and collect waste fruits from mostly groceries. Put these fruits into your barrel till 1/3 full.
- Making a Mixture
Once you are done with this, then you can go ahead and mash everything in the barrel using a heavy object such as a pole.
After you are done with this, add some yeast and water to your barrel to facilitate fermentation.
Also make sure that you cover the barrel for better fermentation.
- Monitoring the Process
The process will take up to 10 days. Within these 10 days, you are supposed to keep on checking the sugar level by the use of a hydrometer. Check on daily basis until the sugar level goes down.
Once the sugar content is down, you are supposed to use a reflux still to distill the mixture. Make sure that you read all the instructions from the manufacturer.
- Finalizing the Production
After distillation you are left with ethanol. However, this is not pure ethanol since it contains some water impurities. To obtain something pure, use specialized fuel filters to filter the content.