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  • Utilizes a technology that is simple, practical and efficient
  • The distilling apparatus is portable and easy to assemble
  • Low cost and easy to fabricate using locally available materials
  • The apparatus can distill fermentation broth (beer) from different feedstocks
    such as starchy materials (corn, cassava, sakwa), saccharine materials
    (sugarcane, molasses, fruits) and coconut toddy (tuba)
  • Easy and safe to operate


This technology would offer the rural livelihoods an accessible and dependable source of energy and fuel. Ethanol can be used as fuel to slightly modified gasoline engines which when coupled to generator would provide electricity for lighting. It could also be readily fueled into modified engine to serve as power source for power tiller, irrigation pump, thresher and other agricultural machines and implements needing power.


  • Distilling capacity is 1 liter of anhydrous ethanol, 170 proof (85%)
  • Heat source of the apparatus could be fuelwood, bagasse, rice hull or any
    farm by-products
  • Can be operated by one person
Length: 1.745 m
Width: 1.230 m
Height: 2.400 m

For more information, contact:   

The Program Manager

Center for Agri-Fisheries and Biosystems Mechanization

Institute of Agricultural Engineering

College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology

University of the Philippines Los Baños

College, 4031 Laguna, Philippines

Tel. No. (049)536-2686, Telefax No: (049)536-3606

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]


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