ERIC Number: ED195447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Fuel From Farms: A Guide to Small-Scale Ethanol Production.
Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO.
Ethanol and blends of ethanol and gasoline (such as gasohol) offer a near-term fuel alternative to oil. The focus of this handbook is upon the small-scale production of ethanol using farm crops as the source of raw materials. Provided are chapters on ethanol production procedures, feedstocks, plant design, and financial planning. Also presented are decision and planning worksheets and a sample business plan for use in determining whether or not to go into ethanol production. Emphasis is on providing the facts necessary to make informed judgments rather than recommending particular production processes. (Author/WB)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Agriculture, Alternative Energy Sources, Energy, Field Crops, Fuels, Petroleum Industry
Technical Information Center, U.S. Dept. of Energy, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, Attn: Fuel From Farms, (limited supply free); or Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 061-000-00372-0; $4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO.
Note: Contains occasional marginal legibility in Appendices.