With the never ending increase in gas prices, people have started to think about fuel alternatives. E-Fuel Corporation, a company in California, has introduced the EFuel 100 MicroFueler, a device that weighs about 200 pounds, that uses 110 or 220 volt power supply and a wastewater drain that is just like a washing machine. Using just water, raw sugar and yeast, consumers can create 100 percent ethanol at the push of a button.
Ethanol is a great alternative to gasoline; however, the MicroFueler costs close to $10,000 and requires a lot of electricity, water and sugar to create a sufficient amount of ethanol.
Thankfully, E-Fuel Corp hopes the changes in the North American Free Trade Agreement will allow the importation of inedible or "ethanol-grade" sugar from Mexico for as little as 2.5 cents a pound, thereby reducing the cost of making ethanol.
E-Fuel plans to distribute this device at the end of this year.
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