It can be done safely and, more importantly, making your own fuel will only save you money from having to buy gasoline from one of the major oil companies who are already profiting three-fold from the gasoline hikes that have recently been experienced by Americas.
The type of Ethanol that is the most popular form to fuel one's vehicle is E85. This type of fuel uses one of the most natural crops, corn, but also includes water and just a tiny bit of gasoline.
There are some people in the United States who already have set up their own stills to produce E85, but if you don't, you just may be able to get your hands on some blueprints for making this type of fuel.
The first step when making ethanol is obtaining dry corn in order to make the ethanol. Corn is predominant in the States in the Midwest; therefore, most of the E85 is being produced in that area of the country. But nevertheless, corn must be bought to make ethanol. Some of it will have to be purchased in bulk, of course. But after you obtain it, you'll want to grind the corn in a type of grain mill.
An important aspect about this part of making the ethanol is very important because you don't want to grind it up too small, though; you also don't want to leave big chunks either.
The next step is to add water, along with bringing it up to the right temperature to allow for the enzyme you need to add. After you've done that, mashing and fermentation are the next steps.
Resources abound all over the place so that you'll be able to know the correct procedures on how to perform this step of the making-ethanol and E85 process. The final steps in the process of making E85 include dehydrating the whole mixture, which rids it of the water component. But after you've done all that, mixing a little bit of gasoline (2-5% to be exact) is the only other thing that you'll need.
Making your own E85 can be a lucrative and satisfying process for you. By running your automobiles on the ethanol that you have specifically created, you are ensuring that you will no longer need to depend on any gasoline company for as long as you're alive.
The ethanol and E85 mixture should definitely come to live and provide you with a moment of pride and satisfaction that you have finally made your own fuel for your car!
This is not an effortless process but the benefits can by far out weigh the work involved.