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Gasification Vehicle?

Discussion in 'OWB's and Gasification Boilers' started by XXL, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. XXL

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    A co-worker spotted this pickup last week in northern Ontario and couldn't figure out what was going on. I have only seen the photos. Could this be a wood fired gasification system?

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  2. fuelrod

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    Either that or a still disguised as a pick up. :D
     
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    I bet it is , sure looks like it, notice the blower
     
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    I saw one of these on a show, cant remember the name of it but two guys picked a way to earn by doing milling the old way and a small truck was outfitted with a simple barrel and that was hooked up to the carb through the side of the truck and ran on just simple bark and scraps outside. Cant argue with free can ya?
     
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    wonder how many miles per cord he gets...:)
     
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    Me too. I mean how much of this world could benefit from a sustainable resource? Burn oak in a car. Nobody wants to load it all but it is a feasible representation that folks would load wood into a car to fuel it. Fuel for end times. I also wonder if the conversion still brings similar power as gas.
     
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    Kinda the same thing! :rofl: :lol:
     
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  8. XXL

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    That gases the driver, not the vehicle :drunk:;)
     
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    Mountain Men on the History channel.
     
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    Did you hear that Preston died?
     
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    No o_O
    Looked it up, Cancer bum deal
     
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    I know. Eustace raised over $83,000 so far on go fund me for his family.
     
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    damm those two worked really well together, managed to stick it out and handled it.
     
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    You can still get the us Govt. publication on gasification that was printed during WWII, its dated but the principals haven't changed. Bunch of U tube vids on this as well as other info. Wood gas much lower power factor than dino fuel- Don't know if it is possible to run it through injector systems on newer vehicles. I do know that you need a pretty decent method of filtering it before introducing it to an engine. There is a company up Alaska way that whole systems including storage.
     
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    Seems like this could be used to run more sedentary systems. Like anything from a splitter or a generator for the use of it maintaining what looks to be a a "large" system for production.
     
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    low pressure makes for large containment vessels
     
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    The production of wood alcohol sounds feasible, They allow you to produce 10,000 proof gallons a year by your own with a standard permit. By this standard you can have some 5,000 gallons of premium fuel and that's more than enough to run my car all year times 5 if I factored filling up every week. Seems feasible but best if If you have the space and the large capacities. Where I live, this wouldnt likely hold well unless I lived out in the boonies. Still worth looking at for small amounts: 20 gallons seems fair.
     
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    Fat boy - the low pressure is refering to wood gas not ethanol , different systems. easy enough and relatively cheap the build a still for alcohol. premix or injection for automotive use, won't replace gas completely but can reduce you pump cost . either way it is going to drive the computer crazy- Non computerized units is where this will work the best. many have messed with the bio diesel. the new regs and the computers really make it a pia. I am not a fan of of the tier 3 and 4 systems. both will work against ya in a home brew fuel attempt. likely take some 20 or more years before the bugs are worked out same progression as gas engines went through. biggest problem with any of this gas or diesel is the proprietary bull roar of the manufactures (ref. GM civil suit about computer program in automotive units and John Dear in their ag. equipment. ) in my humble thought process this should all be open source.
     
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