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David Blume's Alcohol can be a gas! : fueling an ethanol revolution for the 21st century

Author: David Blume; R Buckminster Fuller; Michael Winks
Publisher: Santa Cruz, Calif. : International Institute for Ecological Agriculture, ©2007.
Series: Books for living wisely from Mother Earth news.
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A comprehensive text on alcohol fuel production and use. Packed with actual experiences, proven data, practical designs and great stories to give every reader the power to take back control of energy from oil companies.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Blume; R Buckminster Fuller; Michael Winks
ISBN: 9780979043772 0979043778 9780979043796 0979043794 9780979043789 0979043786
OCLC Number: 213481091
Description: xliv, 596 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: 1983 foreword / by R. Buckminster Fuller --
Introduction: Fueling a revolution --
Book 1. Understanding alcohol: visions and solutions: A history of alcohol --
Busting the myths --
The permaculture solution to fossil fuel dependency --
Darker visions of our energy future --
Brazil --
Book 2. Making alcohol: how to do it : Selecting feedstock --
Feedstock preparation and fermentation --
Information on various feedstocks --
Distillation --
Designing your fuel/feed plant --
Book 3. Co-products from making alcohol: Alcohol fuel is only the beginning: turningwaste into profit --
Micro-distillery model farm --
Book 4. Using alcohol as fuel: Surprise! Ethanol is the perfect fuel --
Alcohol versus gasoline in your engine --
Carburetion --
Fuel injection --
Cold-start systems --
Ignition timing --
Assorted adjustments --
Converting to high compression --
Smaller engines --
Flexible fuel and dual-fuel systems --
Methanol and butanol --
Cogeneration and other systems to provide energy from alcohol --
How diesel engines can run on alcohol --
Book 5. The business of alcohol: hands-on advice: Economic and legal considerations --
Practical experiences with alcohol production --
Book 6: A vision for the nation: Fueling a revolution: proposed incentives and regulatory changes to rapidly make the U.S. a renewables-powered country --
Community-supported energy (CSE) --
More: Back matter --
Appendix A. Ethanol and EROEI: how the debate has been dominated by one view --
Appendix B. Two car conversions (Toyota Tundra; Acura Integra)
Series Title: Books for living wisely from Mother Earth news.
Other Titles: Alcohol can be a gas!
Responsibility: with a foreword by R. Buckminster Fuller ; edited by Michael Winks.

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A comprehensive text on alcohol fuel production and use. Packed with actual experiences, proven data, practical designs and great stories to give every reader the power to take back control of energy from oil companies.

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