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'Make your own ethanol' refineries hit US market

"Dallas-based Allard Research and Development LLC has unveiled mini ethanol refineries for small businesses and farms capable of producing 100, 200, 500 or 1,000 gallons of ethanol per day, depending on the model.

"The fully automated versions include 15in touch-screen LCD monitors and iPhone remote control monitoring capability. The systems also feature stainless steel fermentation, output collection and cooling water tanks, as well as a feature that captures and stores carbon dioxide produced from the fermentation process.

Advanced sensors track temperature, pressure and liquid levels; the systems also have integrated fire suppression technology.

The company said it is aiming to create a closed-loop system for growing food and producing fuel and is working on a book that describes how a 300sq ft swath of land can sustain one person utilising in-ground fish tanks, hydroponically grown vegetables, a greenhouse and other technologies."

Click play below to listen to an interview about this technology with Adam Allard, President of Allard Research and Development from www.biofuelsjournal.com.


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  1. My dad brews his own beer, my mom isn't too happy about it, she would kill me if I told him about this!

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