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Re: Rural Microdistillery

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  • waljaco
    Economics in developed countries - http://www.alternatefuelsworld.com/brazilian-ethanol.html wal
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 30, 2011
      Economics in 'developed' countries -

      http://www.alternatefuelsworld.com/brazilian-ethanol.html

      wal

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "waljaco" <waljaco@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Alcohol Microdistillery
      > >
      > > http://www.projectgaia.com/files/CommunityOperatedMicrodistillery.pdf
      > >
      > > wal
      > >
      >
      >
      > Nice concept bu-utt...
      >
      > Quote...
      >
      > Micro distilleries to produce between 150-200 liters/day, are operated
      > by 2 to 3
      > people (usually from the family) getting paid minimum wage (which is
      > good for rural
      > workers), so the cost per liter of alcohol is about US$ 0.35.
      >
      > The following activities are necessary:
      >
      > •Planted area – 3.5 to 5 hectares
      > •Duration of the planting/harvest – 200 days/year.
      > •Harvesting and transportation: 4 hours/day (daily process of 1-2
      > tons of sugarcane
      > usually transported by ox car)
      > •Distance between planted area and the distillery – 1.5 km.
      > •Milling: 3 hours/day
      > •After milling, the juice is placed in the fermentation tanks, which
      > takes about 18-22
      > hours to ferment it, then the distillation process begins.
      >
      > •Distillation: about 6.5 hours/day
      > •Daily production (60-150 liters) of alcohol.
      >
      > ...End quote
      >
      >
      >
      > My take:
      >
      > Lotta work for a tank of gas a day. [:)]
      > Better to stick with selling/exporting it as booze. W-a-a-ay more
      > profit. Then buy yer gas cheap from the big refineries.
      >
      > Slainte!
      > regards Harry
      >
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