Guys what I am about to tell you will shock you to your very core. Some of you may know it, some of you may not care, some may be genuinely
interested. I am going to provide a basic introduction and it is up to you do to the rest.
So gasoline, my favorite chemical. What about this mysterious substance that we are all over the world. It can only come from gasoline right? Wrong,
gasoline can be made synthetically via a process called the "methanol to gasoline" (MTG for short) process called the Mobil process.
The knowledge I will provide you is a basic introduction, if you chose to pursue this project any further you will need resources and technical know
how. Maybe a group of 50 people can pool together funds and start your own system
So what about this? This is the basic chemical reaction:
The two things you are required is Methanol and the catalyst ZSM-5. Don't ask me where to get ZSM-5, but if you need to I can tell you how to make
it. ZSM-5 is a zeolite create by Exxon Mobil and it acts as a molecular sieve in catalyzing the reaction to create gasoline. It is very very efficient
at creating high quality, usable, gasoline.
The quality of gasoline and its parameters are as follows:
If you want to make your own setup this is something which it may look like:
Their have been various offshoots of this technology such as the ARCO process, and the OXCO process but for introduction I advise you to begin with
the MTG process.
Methanol is very very toxic and can lead to blindness. Do not, I repeat do not work with this chemical unless you have had professional training of
working with hazardous chemicals:
Then their are various things that you need to monitor such as pressure, temperature which determines the quality of gasoline you are trying to
create. Are you going to use it in a ford or a bmw? You need to know what octane level you are generating. This all requires some equipment. You need
the reactors to make your gasoline, source of methanol, source of the catalyst, quality control, sensors, safety equipment, pressurizers, a place to
discard waste. It is feasable, it can be done, but it requires a lot of hard work for you folks who want to be energy independent. I for one, will one
day make my own MTG gasoline plant for use in my own personal vehicles.
Once again this is just an introduction. I have 150 GB of science books including, chemistry, physics, engineering, and 200 GB of science journals
such as Nature
so I have some sort of information on this topic as references if need be but Google is your friend, get this
information before it disappears.