Bradley, Jack.Making Fuel in Your Backyard. Wenatchee, Washington Biomass Resources PAPER BOOKLET A Biomass Resources Publication for Energy Independence. CR 1979, 63 pages with bibliography and sources. Using raw materials found in your backyard, learn to distill alcohol and make your own fuel. The use of ethyl and methy lalcohol is not new and was in common use until World War II. This booklet will explain the pros and cons of alcohol as a meaningful liquid for fuel and show you how to do it in your own yard.