Chemical and materials engineers discuss various types of nanometer-scale catalysts, membranes, and supports for alcohol fuel
The topics include advanced electrode materials for solid oxide fuel cells, nanostructured nitrogen-carbon-transition metal electrocatalysts for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell oxygen reduction reaction, non-carbon material-supported electrocatalysts for PEM fuel cells, catalysts for direct alcohol fuel
cells, carbon nanotubes and nanofibers and their supported catalysts for direct methanol fuel cells, and microbial fuel cells.
According to Blume Distillation, "Appropriate-scale bio-ethanol production has the potential to transform the energy landscape by harvesting abundant carbohydrate resources, not at the large scale (usually in the form of giant corn ethanol plants), but rather at the small and medium scales, where the efficiencies are greatest." Projected to produce 10,000 to 250,000 gallons of alcohol fuel
per year, the systems will start at about $35,000.
; a guide to small-scale ethanol; making and using ethanol as a renewable fuel.
Besides, the problems of using alcohol fuel
in diesel engines are caused by the following factors:
In his magnum opus, Alcohol can be a Gas, Blume states: "We can easily use alcohol fuel
to power diesel engines, trains, aircraft, small utility engines, generators, heaters--and it can even be used to cook our food."
40 alcohol fuel
credit for the production of cellulosic biofuel after December 31, 2008 (Sec.
Racers have used alcohol fuel
(methanol, not ethanol) for decades, often in a mixture with normal gasoline.
Brazil's Infinity Bio-Energy has signed a Joint Venture with Biotenol Boca Chica S.A to process 2.5 million tons of sugarcane, that will produce 400,000 cubic meters of alcohol fuel
, it was reported July 5.
A feature story on the production of alcohol fuel
in Brazil, headlined, ''Brazilian farmers flock to alcohol mills, eyeing Japanese consumers,'' and sent earlier, is accompanied by three photos, which are available via e-mail.
Which proved to be insufficient to the rigors of the sport, such as the alcohol fuel
(which softened the tubes, and compromised the threaded retention bolt) or the heat-and-cool cycles typical of the race (with the high temps causing the nylon pickups to shrink as much as 0.003 in.).
Zabrockis is a consulting engineer in the area of alcohol fuel
production and a 19-year member of ASAE.