07/15/2008 Gas Prices Got You Down? Don?t Get Mad ? Get Ethanol!
Gas Prices GOt you down? Don’t get Mad … get Ethanol!
Santa Cruz, Ca, July 15, 2008 — The International Institute for Ecological Agriculture, (IIEA) announced today that it is receiving continual reports from business and end-user members across the country that are successfully converting from gas to Ethanol (and various blends such as E85) as a preferred alternative to paying unprecedented gas prices and for combating climate change concerns.
According to David Arkin, AIA, of Arkin Tilt Architects, a LEED accredited architect in
Recently David and his wife and partner Anni Tilt converted their 2000 Audi A4 1.8 Turbo Wagon to run on Ethanol, (the basic process cost $400.00 for parts and labor, though they opted to add a KoldBan ether start kit for an additional $800 in order to start and run on E98). Opting to drive instead of fly to
Like David Arkin, Michael A. Shapiro, (Owner/Operator of Ecab a Blue Cab Assoc member in
Along with thousands of other converts to clean renewable fuels, Michael and David have attended David Blume’s Ethanol Conversion and Production talks and have bought copies of the renewable energy expert and author’s new book Alcohol Can Be A Gas (ACBAG) (www.alcoholcanbeagas.com) as a resource and guide for their energy transformation.
Consumers and Businesses Switch to Ethanol
“David provides fantastic guidance and his insights and information make such a compelling case for Ethanol, I was willing to test it,” Mr. Shapiro continued. “I moved my fleet to E85 and for a while I was able to run my cabs on $2.99 -$3.49 E-85 while gas was running $4.25. Fuel prices keep changing, but I estimate I will be saving my company around $3,600.00 a year, per cab running Ethanol and the whole time I will be reducing my fleet’s carbon footprint, which is one of my main goals.
During a recent test Mr. Shapiro documented that moving several of his cars back to gas caused the cars to run hotter, get worse mileage and the auto engine warning lights came on. “As soon as I blended Ethanol back into the mix, the engines cooled, quieted and the lights went off. David told me that in many cars newer than 2000 there is intelligence in the engine to discern fuel type and to adjust burn-throughput automatically. He is right. I haven’t needed any mechanical assistance to run blended fuels or to optimize performance,” he concluded.
Mr. Arkin added, “David Blume's book is an incredible source of experience, information and inspiration. As one who designs alternative buildings, I have a healthy skepticism and a need to thoroughly research things before trying them. ACBAG is one of the most comprehensive resources I’ve found for complete and accurate information. From the outset I accepted that I was using my car as a guinea pig of sorts, and was responsible for any consequences. David, his book, and (Blume’s student) Damon Knutson of GEN all helped make my conversion possible, and I couldn't have done this without them.”
“If everyone used 30% ethanol in their unmodified cars we would be able to cease buying any oil from the Middle East, ending our dependence, our crushing military expenditures there, and our National Guard could be brought home from
About David Blume:
Mr. Blume will be featured on a special 3 hour interview on Coast to Coast Radio with George Noory this Thursday 7/17 and will be speaking at the following coming conferences and events:
EORenew/SolWest Fair - July 25, 26, 27 -
SolFest - August 16 - 17 -
* The University of
Renewable Energy Roundup Sept 13- 14
MidAtlantic Renewable Energy Association Conference - September 19-21 - Kutztown PA
For more information or to set up an interview with David Blume, please contact:
Tom Harvey • theCommunications • (530) 257-3533 • firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit: http://www.alcoholcanbeagas.net/PDFs/acbag_media_kit.pdf
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