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Video: Green Overdrive presents insanely expensive home-brewed eco rides

DIY Eco Rides on Green Overdrive – Click above to watch video Eric Loveday

No Brainer of the Day: Making biodiesel at home is dangerous

While fuel prices are nothing like they were last summer (but they are climbing), there are still plenty of reasons to want to make your own biodiesel. Homebrew biodieselers are, on the whole, a careful bunch and there are plenty of classes available to make sure your mixing of vegetable fat, lye and methanol goes smoothly

Homebrew electric Bradley GT II in Texas teenager's garage

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Affordable homebrew kit to produce your own ethanol at home

When I first read this I thought about my grandfather. He has some vineyards and obtains spirit by the old method of distilling wine, something which is not precisely cheap, known as orujo or grappa. However, making alcohol for cars is different. Using the same principle, albeit at a different level and speed, you can now mix sugar, water and yeast to produce ethanol in your backyard with th

Meet the Frankentank, a home-based biodiesel brewery designed to be safe

Dr. Luc Duchesne has developed a self-contained, home-based biodiesel production unit. This consumer-friendly invention looks like a moonshiner's still but mixes and refines biodiesel without constant supervision. The idea is to let the Frankentank mix the animal fat or vegetable oil with the alcohol and catalyst until the biodiesel is brewed. About 58 ga