ABC News reports about a do-it-yourself ethanol fuel kit which generates about five gallons of ethanol per hour. The creator of this device says that by filling your gas tank with 15 percent ethanol you can bring down the price-per-gallon from $3 to about $2.40.
Doing it yourself means buying one of Sasher's stills or still-building kits. A fully assembled ethanol kit still costs about $1,400, and Sasher, who runs Dogwood Energy, says with the price of gasoline nudging toward $3 a gallon, business is booming. In the last two months, orders are up 300 percent.
"That's excellent," Sasher says with a smile, "we'd like to keep that up."
Sasher told us in an interview this week that his business has expanded beyond U.S. borders to Africa and India. People, he says, are just fed up with absorbing pain at the pump.