For a School Project, we have to design an applaince to produce bioethanol from gras. Some ideas?
To extract ethanol you typically use a still. I doubt raw grass will contain any significant levels of ethanol, you must ferment it in order to create ethanol. I have a model of a still if you want it let me know but it is a far cry from any kind of production facility.
I believe grass is not a very good plant for fermenting, even cows need 4 stomachs to digest grass. (and even than cow shit is still full of undigested grass)
You need a plant that has a lot of sugar onboard such as sugarcane.
Also plain potatoes will do the job
You are right Hans. Grass is not suitable. But we ave to design a bioethanol plant for our school project. Do you have any idea how to begin to job?
Thank you Kyle. You are right, grass is not suitable, it was my mistake. For our School Project we have to design a bioethanol Equipment. the first step is to design the frementation facilities. can you help me with your models?