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Old 03-14-2009, 03:07 PM   #1
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Wood power: Would it work?

They call it burning, but it sounds more like gasification to me. It's interesting to see new ideas for how to use it, and for sustainability.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...ood-power.html
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:37 AM   #2
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i run my truck on a wood gasifier.
cheap fuel, more work.

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That's very cool! I'd love to see more information.
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His eight chickens, and their droppings, will provide the next experimental source of energy for the gasifier.
Have you tried that yet? What have you tried besides wood?
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any dry biomass could work, but there are some size and shape problems so wood blocks work the best.
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During WWII, Sweden fueled many of its cars on wood. Im' not sure how a modern EFI car would work on wood gas though.
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My grandfather remembers being stationed in Australia during WWII. He says he clearly remembers the cars down there had a large bag to collect the gasses from the burning wood. According to him, there was no gasoline at all.
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