Ethanol Production Downloads
Whilst ethanol production may be seen as having little to do with gasifiers or gasification, we provide this information as it can be used as another source of renewable energy.
The largest single use of ethanol is as a motor fuel and fuel additive. Brazil has the largest national fuel ethanol industry. Gasoline sold in Brazil contains at least 25% anhydrous ethanol, and the U.S. has used ethanol and gasoline blends up to E85 or 15% gasoline and 85% ethanol. More information on ethanol here.
Fuel From Farms A guide to small scale ethanol production.
Investigation and Demonstration of a Rich Combustor Cold-Start Device For Alcohol Fueled Engines by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This guide was developed by the United States, Solar Energy Research Institute.
Ethanol Resource Guide – by US Department of Energy, Office of Transportation Technologies.
The Alcohol Text Book by K.A. Jacques, PhD T.P. Lyons, PhD and D.R. Kelsall, 1995. A reference for the beverage, fuel and industrial alcohol industries.
Alcohol: Its Production Properties Chemistry and Industrial Applications, wrriten in 1919 by Charles Simmonds with 600 pages.
A Practical Handbook On The Distillation of Alcohol by Frederick Wright written in 1907 has 341 pages.
Bioconversion of MSW Paper to Fuel Ethanol: A Waste Reduction Report by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy in 1993 has 192 pages.
Biological Delignification of Wood and Straw for Ethanol Production was prepared by the Montana Department of Natural Resources in 1989 and has 47 pages.
Carbureting and Combustion in Alcohol Engines was written in 1907 by Ernest Sorel has 282 pages.
Cellulose, Cellulose Products and Artificial Rubber by Dr Joesph Bersch was written 1904 and has 413 pages. (large file 50MB)
Industrial Alocohol Its Manufacture and Uses was written by John Brachvogel in 1907 and has 559 pages. (large file 20MB)
A Screening Study for Sawmill Waste for Biomass-to-Ethanol Production Facility, by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory in 1995 has 106 pages.
Pogue Carburettor, a short paper by Charles Nelson. A carburettor that would allow a car to travel 200 miles on a gallon of fuel caused oil stock to crash when it was announced by its Canadian inventor Charles Nelson Pogue in the 1930s.
Algae to Ethanol make it at home Brazilis is the largest single user of ethanol as vehicle fuel or additive it has the largest national industry. Ethanol as a fuel sees a reduction in polluting tail-pipe emissions of carbon monoxide, particulates, and also ozone forming pollutants.