I just received a tip that the web site is now up for the small-scale fermentation and distillation machine I mentioned last week (see "A Step Toward Distributed Biofuel Production?"). The efuel100 Microfueler supposedly takes a mixture of sugar, yeast, and nutrients and returns pure ethanol in a few days. According to the site, you can also distill waste alcoholic beverages -- this ought to catch the attention of the guys at Gizmodo.
If anybody reading this plunks down the ~$10K for a Microfueler, followed by paying for all the
razorblades proprietary feedstock, let me know how it works out. I am definitely curious to see if the electricity costs to run the fermenter/distiller are as low as claimed.