Thekla McDaniels wrote:Greetings, Winston. Are you still in the area? I probably did not meet you as I never went to WCCC. I have moved from the property where I planted many pomegranate plants outdoors. No telling what's going on with them there, as you can or have read above. My current location is ollbran-Cay.
S Bengi wrote:I was just going to say, you are a 'busy' single dad.
stephen lowe wrote:I have space to conduct a modest production test of spirulina. What would be the simplest system you think might be viable Winston? I have some largeish (maybe 100 gallon tops) reservoirs I could use. Can I just use hose water? How would I seed the spirulina? I'm very much into giving this a shot, at least south of the fermentation and distillation phase at this point. It seems like a potential system of great use to certain areas.
Dale Hodgins wrote:I followed the link in your initial post. It contained one free page of information. There are many more, for sale for 45 British pounds. Did you read the entire article, or did you read that first free page and then extrapolate from there?
Are you willing to do a simple production test for yourself, to see how much raw material you are able to produce? I'd be interested in the results and if they looked promising, I'd be willing to pay you to produce a working unit at my place. It would have to produce at least 15 gallons of finished alcohol fuel, for every man hour spent in producing it.
I'm not suggesting distillation right away. Just suggesting a test to see how much raw material can be made with how much space and labor. Is this something that you are willing to do?
David Livingston wrote:I accept that maybe we are being a wet blanket about this but maybe because it's wet well damp at least
It's just complex and with any system that complex the possible error factors increase . Yes folks can grow this stuff but can they grow it in big enough quantities / concentration ? How much will you need to grow for one gallon of fuel . Secondly what treatment does it need before you can ferment it ? Do you need to add anything else for growth or fermenting ? Do you need to filter before distillation ? How many times do you need to distill before you get a high enough concentration to use as a fuel ? How will you power the distillation?
Lastly what are you going to do with it as most motors will need some modification or an additive that will cost and effectively defeat the whole idea of the operation.
Oh and one more very important consideration many folks forget ,how much of your time is this going to eat up doing it .
Contrast that with either going all electric or making your own desil ( ie powering everything with