Why does transportation cost so much? Gasoline/petrol costs $5/£5 a gallon. Yet a hundred years ago it was a waste product, basically the parts of petroleum that were too volatile to put into lighting and heating systems, which were discarded as too dangerous. Cars to begin with all ran on alcohol which was a readily available fuel until Prohibition banned not the drinking of alcohol, but the production of alcohol. Prohibition was brought about with Rockefeller dollars. Rockefeller saw that getting rid of alcohol would give him the automobile fuel market. Here’s the history –
Alcohol costs 40 cents a gallon were it produced today locally by small producers……just like this, where a backyard op produces 5 gallons an hour. Oh yes. You call it ethanol, and it’s not illegal. You ferment corn or apples or brewery waste or something, and then boil off the ‘ethanol’. It’s a powerful enough fuel to run anything you need, and costs zilch. 180/190 degrees proof, and it burns clean without pollution. You need an ethanol permit in the USA. In the UK, I’m not too sure….but somehow or other I am sure people will be doing this in growing numbers.