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, "Christopher Schilling"
> Hello Fellow Distillers
> Can you tell me what's involved as far as getting government
permits to make fuel ethanol at home? Thanks
> Chris Schilling
> MIdland, Michigan
Hi, Chris.How to obtain an alcohol fuel permit in the US. Here are
some basic guidelines to get you started.
For fed. rules and regs. Go to http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov
In the browse box, select "title 27"
Where it says "browse parts" click on the numbers "1-199"
Scroll down to "part 19" (Distilled spirits plant)and click on the
numbers "19.1 to 19.1010"
You are only interested in "subpart Y" (Distilled spirits for fuel)
If you just want to produce fuel for personal use, and to be used on
your own property, you aren't subject to bonds, taxes, and
denaturing your product unless it is removed from the premises.
If this is what you want, then you will want to choose the "small
plant" ( less than 10,000 proof-gallons per year)A proof-gallon is a
US gallon times proof divided by 100.
For an on line permit application click on the following link
Or you can call them toll free and request a permit packet.
There is no charge for the permit
Tax and Trade Bureau
National Revenue Center
550 Main Street Suite 8002
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Toll Free 1-877-TTB-FAQS (1-877-882-3277)
To learn more about alcohol fuel production check out this site.
Good luck, Pop