The EFuel100 Microfueler is being evaluated as a tool for on-farm bioethanol production from high-carbohydrate waste products commonly available on small Kentucky farms. The Microfueler is a self-contained fermentation, distillation, purification, fuel blending, and pumping unit.
The feedstocks being tested include:
The sustainability of on-farm ethanol production using alternative feedstock crops is being compared with existing large-scale corn-to-ethanol production in terms of land, labor, and energy-use efficiency.
The project includes an aggressive outreach program designed to promote a decentralized and efficient renewable fuel initiative that benefits Kentucky’s small farmers and the environment.