This is a video of a 2000 Chevy Tahoe which was run almost exclusively on E85 Ethanol for over 100,000 miles. The amazing thing is that this is NOT a Flex Fuel vehicle-it was not Flex Fuel ready from the factory. They probably used an E85 conversion kit, but do not mention this in the video. The Tahoe's engine was taken apart and inspected. The results prove that E85 will not harm a standard engine, fuel pump, fuel lines and other components of the fuel system. The results showed that the engine was in excellent condition. So we highly recommend that everyone use E85 however we do not recommend running a standard vehicle without an E85 converter kit. If you would like to learn more about an E85 converter kit for your vehicle, please visit http://www.change2e85.com.
Ethanol Myth Busters
ETHANOL MYTH BUSTERS (during National Automotive Service Task Force [NASTF]
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Director, Regulatory Affairs, Renewable Fuels Association; and DR. MATTI
VINT, Chief Engineer, Powertrain Controls, Ricardo Engineering
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How to make Alcohol at Home (Ethanol)
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Note: For a sugar wash, you probably don't need to sterilize anything. Just
wash it with soap and water. The presence of other microbes can alter the
taste if you plan to drink it.
This is a very basic way that you can make your own DRINKABLE ethanol at
home. The main premise of this video is to show just how simple and easy it
is to ferment your own alcohol. In a future video, I will try to dispel
some myths regarding homebrewing, such as the exaggerated risk of methanol
poisoning. I will also demonstrate how easy and safe it can be to distill
your own ethanol from the wash that you produce.
In this video, I prepare a sugar wash (fermentation of sugar only). The
process is similar to the preparation of wine or beer, but uses pure table
sugar instead of a variety of different sugars, fruits or other additives.
Also, more yeast is used in order to speed things up a little.
The final product should be ready in a week or two. If you want to drink
it, you can. Just clear it first using a clearing solution and clean the
taste up using activated carbon. It still won't taste very good though.
NOTE: Be aware that there are some things that when added might be
dangerous. So, please, if you decide to add something to the fermentation,
please verify beforehand that it is safe.
Here are some calculators to calculate how much sugar you need to make a
certain amount of alcohol.
How To Make Alcohol Rockets From Soda Bottles
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SonicDad's Bottle Rocket Project: http://youtu.be/BR6n31OphuY
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Some of you that have followed me for a while might recognize this project
as an upgraded version of my water bottle rocket launcher, seen in this
While the old design was the cause of quite a few singed arm hairs, this
new model is much more pleasant to use due to the new blast shield as well
as the distance from the rockets that has been achieved by having the
igniter on a longer leash. Even so, safety glasses are a required
precaution, just in case.
I recently participated in leading some science based activities for grade
school aged kids and these bottle launchers were a big hit. The kids had a
lot of fun attaching craft foam fins onto the bottles with duct tape and
hot glue. The launchers themselves only take about 20 minutes to put
together, so it's a quick and easy project that offers a ton of
The rockets are fueled by the combustion of rubbing alcohol, which is
ignited by the spark from a barbecue igniter. I used rubbing alcohol with a
concentration of about 90% in the video, but any concentration of 70% or
greater should work just as well. When fueling the bottles, the most
important step as shown in the video is to whip the last drops of liquid
alcohol out the open end. This brings the fuel/air mixture to the proper
level for a good combustion, and reduces the liquid alcohol particles
expelled from the rocket upon launch that otherwise could melt the plastic
blast shield or cause minor burns.
A neat trick I did not mention in the video is that once the bottles have
been fueled, rather than pushing them onto the launcher the cap can be put
back on the bottle to have it ready to fire later.
Parts for this project:
(x2) 1.5' x 3/4" PVC Pipe
(x2) 10" x 3/4" PVC Pipe
3' x 1/2" PVC Pipe
3/4" x 3/4" x 1/2" PVC Tee
(x2) 3/4" PVC Elbow
Push Button Barbecue Igniter
Extra Wire (about the same diameter as the wires on the igniter)
Solder & Heat Shrink Tubing or Electrical Tape
2 Liter Soda Bottle
Safety Glasses & Hearing Protection!
The Truth about Ethanol - Addressing the Myths
This presentation was created to address the common topics of concerns as
it pertains to ethanol, or 200 proof alcohol as a fuel. In this
presentation the topics addressed include: the US energy necessity to
maintain our standard of living, US national security, food supply and how
fuel relates to it and health effects of our fuel supply especially the
questionable blending practices of today's fuel.
Don't believe everything you read or hear on T.V., as all of the data
shared in this presentation can be verified and proven by organizations
such as the USDA, EPA and various other government and private
Make some noise and be heard if this is something that bothers you!