Hi, I'm a secondary school student from India and I am currently doing a group project to develop an 'eco-town' as part of an assignment. While others are working on the different aspects that need to be looked at I am looking for a way to keep the town moving by using green fuel. We decided to use ethanol/methanol as fuel for our project and I have to come up with a efficient and economical way to produce the fuel. I estimated that we need 10 million liters of fuel per year for the town so I'm looking for some technology (old or new) which I could write about. I have already sent a couple of e-mails but people either never reply or they don't seem to want to help. I know that methanol can technically be made out of water, air and electricity and it would be pretty cool to write about making fuel from air. An idea I keep coming back to is to use renewable energy such as solar (it's very sunny here), wind, hydro and even to some extent nuclear (or waste energy from power plants) and have a plant which produces methanol from waste CO2 and hydrogen (maybe from this). Price of the fuel and plant is one of the more important things and they have to be as low as possible. As a side question does anyone know how much ethanol/methanol fuel costs per liter in bulk? because if the price can be bought low enough that would make my work much easier as then I could just import it into the town. Hope you can help. As for if this is the right section of the forum to post this in, I initially wanted to post it in the homework section but I thought I would get more answers in the chemical engineering section (even though a part of me wanted to post in the chemistry section).