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Alternative Fuels An energy source alternative to using fossil fuels. Materials or substances that can be used as a fuel, other than conventional fuels. Waste oils, vegetable oils or animal fats, which can be used alone, or blended with fossil fuels.

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Old 09-20-2016, 11:35:57 AM
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Default Re: Gasifiers

A charcoal gasifire is a good way to get your feet wet. Very simple to build and operate but requires you making charcoal. Not hard either but time consuming. Using charcoal rather than wood helps avoid the tar damage to engines associated with poorly designed or to cool running wood gasifires such as the FEMA units. I have run 5 different engines on 3 different charcoal engines so far and have a very large wood gasifire in a truck that will be completed over the winter. Output will be down but will work. Wood gas likes lots of compression and advanced ignition time. Lots of great info at Drive On Wood .com
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