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Milo Christensen
05-10-2008, 08:09 AM
Check this out. (http://www.news.com/2300-13833_3-6239196-1.html?tag=ne.gall.pg) 35 gallons of home brewed ethanol fuel a week for a $1 a gallon.

Click on all 4 "slides" for the whole story. Slide 3 shows a carbon credit coupon. Anybody know anything about these coupons, I've never seen one before.

Runs on sugar feedstock. George. will be pleased.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
05-10-2008, 08:23 AM
Selling those in the UK is going to be an uphill struggle - Where's the house for the exciseman?

carioca1232001
05-10-2008, 09:00 AM
Check this out. (http://www.news.com/2300-13833_3-6239196-1.html?tag=ne.gall.pg) 35 gallons of home brewed ethanol fuel a week for a $1 a gallon.

Click on all 4 "slides" for the whole story. Slide 3 shows a carbon credit coupon. Anybody know anything about these coupons, I've never seen one before.

Runs on sugar feedstock. George. will be pleased.

Sugar feedstock is what we dub as 'torta de filtro', literally 'filter cake', the residue that is left over on decanting and/or filtering cane sugar juice.

It is currently employed as a supplement for animal feed in Brazil, much like the 'bagasse' residue of wineries.

Turning it into alcohol at 1 buck a gallon, if not humbug, is an extraordinary achievement.

Milo Christensen
05-10-2008, 09:33 AM
This company is defining "feedstock" as table sugar with yeast added. But getting 350 to 490 lbs of sugar for $35 in order to produce 35 gallons of ethanol for a buck-a-gallon is gonna be a trick. Enter the mysterious carbon credit.

Does anyone know what bulk cane sugar in one ton lots costs in the U.S.?