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Episode-963- Josh Wolf on Algae Based Bio Fuel

Josh Wolf and Some of His Soon to be Bio Fuel

Josh Wolf and Some of His Soon to be Bio Fuel

I first covered the work being done by Josh Wolf (a high school student) in Episode 905 back in May of this year.  Josh is currently a Junior at Elk River High School and he is creating bio-fuel from algae at a low cost that competes with industrial professionals.  His process produces raw oil at a cost as low as 3 cents a gallon and finished fuel at about 2-3 dollars a gallon.

Josh is also making bio fuel from waste fry oils this began about a year ago with his idea to reuse waste oil from Elk River High School’s cafeteria to make biodiesel for school buses.

His science teacher supported my idea and helped get it off the ground.  Josh then went to work and started collecting oil, turning it into biodiesel with household chemicals.”

Josh is also reaching out into new territory with a project through community involvement. He is working with the D.I.V.I.N.E. Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota to create an environmental curriculum that would host a green rooftop.  He hope it will become an excellent learning tool for students to participate in environmentally conscience projects which would reduce pollution levels.

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Episode-755- Steven Harris on Making Alcohol Based Fuels at Home

Steven Harris from IMakeMyGas.com

Did you know that you can legally and inexpensively make your own alcohol based fuels at home.  Today Steven Harris joins us to discuss doing just that!

We start off with the easiest method by using sugar and move onto ways to cut the cost to almost nothing such as getting left over bread, cola syrup, old doughnuts, etc as feed sources for your yeast.

Steven is also giving away five free copies of Alcohol Can Be A Gas by David Blume which the absolute bible on making your own alcohol based fuels.  You can enter that contest at IMakeMyOwnGas.com

Making alcohol based fuels is actually very easy and in fact Steven describes it as the “second oldest profession known to man”.  If anchorite Sumerians could make beer from spoiled barley gruel surly anyone can learn to basically do the same thing today.

Join Us Today As We Discuss…

  • What exactly is alcohol based fuel made up of
  • Can it be run safely in modern engines
  • What are the best sources of material for making your own alcohol fuels
  • How can you make your own fuel tomorrow in your own home with less than a 250 dollar start cost
  • What is the difference between ethanol and methanol
  • The good, bad and ugly of using corn as a fuel stock
  • A laundry list of just about everything that you can use to make alcohol fuels with
  • How to get a free permit for making alcohol fuel
  • How you could make your own consumable alcohol if the SHTF – currently illegal
  • The stuff a brewer has to worry about that a fuel maker can totally ignore

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

  • Steven’s Websites
    • Solar1234.com – Get info on all Steven’s Sites
    • IMakeMyGas.com – Where you can enter the contest and order the items we discussed on today’s show.

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK and you might hear yourself on the air.

Episode-707- Steven Harris on Bio Fuels for Personal Energy Independence

Steven Harris is a consultant and expert in the field of energy. He is the founder and CEO of Knowledge Publications, the largest energy only publishing company in the USA.

Mr. Harris came to his current position to do full time work on the development and implementation of hydrogen, biomass and solar related energy systems after spending 10 years in the Aero-Thermal Dynamics department of the Scientific Labs of Chrysler Corporation.

Mr. Harris is currently working on Project Destiny, a solar hydrogen energy system and holds break through technology in the field of Solar Energy Conversion and Biomass Gasification. He is authoring an upcoming book, “The Positive Promotion of Hydrogen Energy a Model for Success in an Economically Driven Market” and the currently released book, “Sunshine to Dollars”, “Surviving the Blackout of 2003″, plus the author of 4 Hydrogen related DVDs and 2 other videos.

Join us Today as we Discuss…

  • What is Project Destiny?
  • What is the best REAL solar energy to use in a disaster?
  • Can a generator be run off biogas
  • Can a vehicle be run off biogas.
  • What is the history of cars running on biogas ?
  • How to run natural gas appliances on biogas?
  • How much biogas could be produced in a small backyard operation?
  • How to obtain material for making biogas for little to no cost
  • How to build your own wood gasifier inexpensively
  • How to stay safe when making bio gas
  • How do you safely store, compress, etc. biogas?
  • How much biogas already is working at a national level

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Episode-15- The Lies of Ethanol and Biofuel

Note - There is an error in today’s podcast. When I stated that it took 400 pounds of corn to make a gallon of ethanol that was a mistake. What I meant to say was 400 pounds of corn to produce 25 gallons or one tank of gas.

Today we will start off with a quick look at two financial stories that are being spun as “positive”.

First we will look at the decision by the Federal Reserve to bail out Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and how once again the M3 Money supply will be inflated further devaluing the dollar.

Second a few quick comments on the decision by InBev (a Belgium company) to buy Anheuser-Busch for 52 Billion Dollars. Let’s ask if this is just one of the first examples of the weak dollar resulting in foreign take overs of profitable American companies.

Moving on to the main topic of todays show we will cover a major hot topic in the energy sector, the production of Corn Based ethanol. We will discuss some of the chief problems with ethanol such as..

  • Ethanol can’t be pumped in pipelines
  • You loose energy in ethanol production
  • It would take 97% of U.S. land to fully provide for our annual fuel consumption
  • Corn is resource intensive
  • The escalation pricing in the global food market
  • It takes 11 acres of land to produce enough corn for one average American vehicle

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