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  • sspence@webconx.com
    ... From: Steve Spence To: Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2000 8:37 AM Subject: Re: [biofuel] comparison of fuel yield,
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Steve Spence" <sspence@...>
      To: <biofuel@egroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2000 8:37 AM
      Subject: Re: [biofuel] comparison of fuel yield, waste food methane and
      introduction


      > Hi Ian. Bio-diesel takes much less resources to make, and is the fastest
      to
      > produce. I can make 35 gallons a night with my setup.
      >
      > methanol can be made from destructive distillation of wood
      > ethanol can be made from distillation of starch/sugars
      > methane can be made from anaerobic digestion of plant matter and animal
      > fecal matter (yes, your food scraps should work)
      >
      > all can be done with positive energy ratio's, but bio-diesel does it for
      the
      > most bang for the buck.
      >
      > and yes, when I get my 416 expedition doka, it will run on bio-diesel
      <grin>
      >
      > http://www.webconx.com/biodiesel.htm
      > http://www.webconx.com/ethanol.htm (see the new/old book called "Makin' It
      > on the Farm, Alcohol Fuel is the Road to Independence". I highly recommend
      > it)
      > http://www.webconx.com/woodgas.htm
      > http://www.webconx.com/methane.htm
      >
      > --
      > Steve Spence
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      > sspence@...
      > (212) 894-3704 x3154 - voicemail/fax
      > If we don't believe in freedom of speech
      > for people who we disagree with, we don't believe in it at all.
      > --
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "ian greant" <ian@...>
      > To: <biofuel@egroups.com>
      > Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2000 3:43 AM
      > Subject: [biofuel] comparison of fuel yield, waste food methane and
      > introduction
      >
      >
      > > Hello all!
      > >
      > > Has anyone done a comparison of fuel yield between, ethanol,
      > > methanol,
      > > methane and bio-diesel?
      > >
      > > As a newbie to this contemplating which fuel is most valid for me the
      > > question I am asking is.. how much fuel will I get for how much raw
      > > material input.
      > >
      > > If no one has put all that information together in one document I
      > > will
      > > start collecting and organizing the data I have been collecting.
      > >
      > > An idea hit me at dinner tonight... neither my date or I finished our
      > > dinners (pretty standard for most people I think) and having once
      > > worked as a galley slave in a restaurant I know how much food is
      > > thrown away even in the preperation stage. Has anyone looked at how
      > > much methane could be generated from this source? I've been looking
      > > at the stirling engine resources and a methane fueled stirling
      > > powered
      > > generator seems like it could easily provide all the necessary power
      > > and hot water a household could need... Perhaps with organization
      > > something bigger could be accomplished :)
      > >
      > > Who is this new addition to your list?
      > >
      > > My name is Ian Greant, I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am a
      > > automotive enthusiast and as harmful as cars are to our environment I
      > > do not believe it likely that our North American Society will give up
      > > our cars any time soon. The only thing that remains is to do
      > > everything possible to make sure that Earth does not become a dead,
      > > desolate shrine to our mechanical obsessions.
      > >
      > > I have been interested in renewable resources for some time.. my
      > > parents were building solar heaters in the '70's but my
      > > reintroduction
      > > to the world of renewable resources is due to Steve Spence. He and I
      > > share an interest in the Mercedes Unimog and in checking out his new
      > > unimog pages I found all his info on bio-fuels.
      > >
      > > Hey Steve! What are you going to run your Unimog on??
      > >
      > > My apologies for the long post.
      > >
      > > I look forward to getting to know all of you and doing my part to
      > > make
      > > our planet a better place to live.
      > >
      > > Cheers!
      > >
      > > Ian Greant
      > >
      > >
      >
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