So is ethanol a waste of energy? Why would anyone take corn to turn it into fuel? Are there other forms of ethanol or alcohol that actually are sustainable? Hey, is this something you could do in your backyard? Check out this video with expert David Blume.
Oh, a really cool side note. Before the taped interview with David, I was chatting with him about who was distilling alcohol these days. He told me years ago, it used to only be African villages and die-hard survivalists in Idaho who wanted to drive their four wheelers after the crash. David told me that today, there is a growing interest in distilling fuel by seasoned business people and entrepreneurs who recognize the niche that is opening up with higher costs of petroleum.
Marjory Wildcraft is an Expedition Leader and Bioneer Blogger with The [Grow] Network, which is an online community that recognizes the wisdom of “homegrown food on every table.” Marjory has been featured as an expert on sustainable living by National Geographic, she is a speaker at Mother Earth News fairs, and is a returning guest on Coast to Coast AM. She is an author of several books, but is best known for her “Grow Your Own Groceries” video series, which is used by more than 300,000 homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.