Making Ethanol

Gasoline is a vital part of our everyday lives. To help reduce pollution to our planet, many people have switched to filling their cars with ethanol. From formulating the product in the lab to transporting it to storage tanks through rubber lined pipes, here are the steps to making this type of fuel.

Mixing It Up

To start making ethanol, sugar and very hot water needs to be added together until the sugar dissolves. You will then add yeast to that mixture and blend it well. Cover the solution lightly to let carbon dioxide leave the container.

Chemical Combination

Let this mixture sit over a week so it can ferment. The yeast devours the sugar and it leaves alcohol when it is done. You will know when it is done when the carbon dioxide no longer causes it to bubble. It the remnant is lying still, you can proceed … Read More

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