home made fuels???

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by chris 77, May 30, 2004.

  1. chris 77

    chris 77 Member

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    does anybody have any new ideas or info on any kind of fuel that can be made at home? i,ve been reading everything i can get my hands on about;methane, hyrogen, alcohol, bio-diesel. just wondering if anybody has found the winning combo yet and actually using it.
     
  2. Oilpatch197

    Oilpatch197 Well-Known Member

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    There is Moonshine Fuel!:haha: Just be sure you got the license, or your sheriff maybe looking for a Illegal Still!

    Also I've seen "mini" oil refineries that you can produce your own gas/diesel, however you need to have a good source of oil.
     

  3. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There is a table top version of a oil refinery to distill motor fuel but the cost is prohibitive to buy. and using this unit you use old motor/transmission oil to refine motor fuel.last i read the price was $12,000.00 to purchase and the amount of used oil to run it would be beyond a normal persons ability to obtain.
     
  4. teamjnz

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    Check out this http://www.greasel.com/. If you have a diesel burning vehicle this is a very interesting. I really would like to do this but I don't have the right vehicle.

    teamjnz
     
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  6. Windy in Kansas

    Windy in Kansas In Remembrance

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    In the 1970s and 1980s there was a compressed air vehicle putting around the 3-I Show in Kansas. I suppose it was similar to a steam engine, but instead of a continual flow of fuel, i.e. air, it used a large flywheel and you could hear a burst of the engine every 5-10 seconds or so. Kind of like the principal of an old John Deere tractor with the putt putt sound.

    A large fanned windmill could compress the air, and if you got stuck in town you could always resupply yourself from a tire unit at a convenience store. Also one of those small 12 volt units could be powered by a solar panel right on the vehicle to power it.
     
  7. VonWolfen

    VonWolfen Well-Known Member

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    Check out the "path to freedom" website...great people who are walking the walk.