World's First Home Ethanol System Unveiled

The world’s first home ethanol system, which allows consumers to create their own ethanol and pump it directly into their cars, was unveiled Thursday by the E-Fuel Corporation.

The company says its EFuel100 MicroFueler(TM) allows people to produce fuel for under $1.00 per gallon with the readily available ingredients of sugar, yeast and water.

Businesses, such as breweries, bars and restaurants can even use discarded alcohol beverages to create ethanol, for as little as $0.10 per gallon, according to E-Fuel.

"Just as the PC brought desktop computing to the home, E-Fuel will bring the filling station to the home. Making local sugar-based ethanol fuel production possible, E-Fuel can solve the commercial ethanol transportation and pump station problems while providing consumers lower cost fuel due to micro efficiencies," Tom Quinn, E-Fuel Founder and CEO, said in a statement.

The portable MicroFueler unit houses the same LCD touch screen interface and hose pumping system found at the corner gas station.

E-Fuel is now accepting orders for the MicroFueler, which sells for just under $10,000, on its website, and the first shipments will begin in the fourth quarter of 2008, the company said.

For U.S. buyers there are local and national rebates available, and E-Fuel said it will be introducing a Carbon Credit Program to offset costs.

About E-Fuel

E-Fuel Corporation was founded in March 2007 by Tom Quinn and ethanol scientist Floyd Butterfield to create micro ethanol refinery products. Quinn has solely funded the company and is instrumental in both corporate leadership and product development. E-Fuel employs more than 30 people employed in Los Gatos and Paso Robles, California and China.

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