I have converted my Ford Lincoln to run on wood gas. That has proved very applicable and cost effective. I can use wood and peat as a fuel and need no more gasoline.<O></O>
Might you also be interested to save on fuel and nature. For all those who might be interested of wood gas I have written a book "Wood gas for mobile applications" describing how a wood gas-generator is built and how a car can be converted to run on wood gas. The book describes three different size gasifiers including complete drawings and operating experiences. The book has 301 pages and the technology presented in the book has been tested in practice. <O></O>
I have found my wood gas system to be reliable in use and during the years I have driven about 80 000 miles with wood gas. The car has been used for daily transportation in Finland. Wood gas can be used as a fuel for practically all the automobiles. The best wood gas suits for big gasoline engines that provide good performance. Full size American automobiles run perfectly well on wood gas and at extremely low fuel expense. This Lincoln I have today, is my third wood gas car and developed based on earlier experiences.<O></O>
Wood gas system is good in that, one can build such at home. It is not possible to construct engine or transmission, but the gas-generator is different. Any experienced home mechanic can easily build one, because it contains no parts, which would requite special tools or systems. <O></O>
This is not just a fake like the car electric operated hydrogen generators to produce hydrogen fuel. Wood gas has solid scientific background. If you are interested, you will find more from by web pages. The system is not so complicated people often think.<O></O>
The idea of using wood gas has been very fascinating for me. The wood gas can replace all the petrol and cut the carbon dioxide emission to zero. If you have wood fuel available, please try !<O></O>
There is a guy in North Alabama that converted his trucks to run on wood gas. He came in second out in California in a big alternative fuel race, would have won but he kept having to stop and cut wood! I am looking to build something similar in my old 76 Ford F250
Am I understanding wood gas correctly?
You have a controlled, and hopefully contained, wood fire on board the vehicle. The exhaust from this fire is fed to the engine as fuel. This was invented in World War II Germany.
I never heard about this until now. It seems like it could be very useful in a stationary engine application like a generator.