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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 11-20-2015, 01:25:53 AM
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I know you guys are interested in heating your shops and what not. I ran across this gas generator and will study further.
I remember seeing a show on Viet Nam after the war, and there they were driving our busses and deuce-n-1/2's on coal gas.
I even bought a book on making coal gas generators. But it's tough to find coal in the PC big city nowadays. And I've got a 10HP generator head, but in times of disaster, would need bucoo gallons of gas or diesel.
https://youtu.be/a6e3CprVTi8

A supply of wood pellets would store for years I'm thinking.

https://youtu.be/a6e3CprVTi8 hope that comes up.

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there is a member here that has posted several good videos of his onan running on wood gas. It is really cool. Maybe do a forum search and find his posts. If I ever retire and have time to do it I will. a long time ago I bought book on how to build a gasifier for an emergency situation. Wrote by FEMA. I will post the actual book info later today if I can find the book.
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Friends converted a John Deere 'M' tractor to run on wood gas. It runs perfectly. This was done quite extensively in Europe during WW2 using wood or coal gas.
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Harry has a page on his website dedicated to gasifiers. Bob
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Here's a couple oldies but goodies.....
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Those are called, Suction gas producers.

I bought an IHC F-20 which had been run on a home made suction gas producer. It got so fouled with unburned products that it would not run. The guy took the engine apart and left it and I bought it from his widow. I asked about the producer and the plans and that was all gone.
There are books showing various kinds of these used successfully in power plants and industry.
Coke producers use this principle and the cleaned gas is piped through mains for commercial and residential use. It is called illuminating gas and contains much CO or carbon monoxide. We would see those tanks with an open end down smaller tank inside and a water seal and the weight of the floating inverted tank regulated the pressure the same way that the bellows box regulates the air pressure on a pipe organ.
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Old 11-21-2015, 11:46:05 PM
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I have a neighbor that built a gasifier on his 1 ton Chev truck, not real profitable goes kind of slow on the road, but don't pull any extra weight!
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I knew I shouldn't have watched the video! Great now I have another project, just what I need.
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Just got one. Hav,nt tried it yet.
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Kinda like this wood-gas powered chainsaw. . .

He has a few bugs to work out on it yet but it's kind of neat burning wood to cut wood so you can burn wood.



https://youtu.be/7kKRjcE9Vnk

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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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