Producer Gas Motor Fuel

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Bob_W_in_NM, May 22, 2005.

  1. Bob_W_in_NM

    Bob_W_in_NM Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    199
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2003
    Location:
    New Mexico
    I ran across this thread on another forum that I visit:

    http://www.eham.net/articles/10953

    The links the poster provides are pretty interesting. Some of the replies he gets are pretty inane (like that never happens here), but some are pretty intelligent.

    At the price of gasoline, this option is looking more and more attractive.
     
  2. Blu3duk

    Blu3duk Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,859
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2002
    Location:
    central idaho republic
    Destructive distillation is covered in a couple of books that Lindsay Books carry and have reasonably priced, one written nearly 100 years past, the other covering what was done in the land down under.

    Producer gas could be made from grains as well as wood, however my personal take on it is that the apparatus is kinda large for maximum benefits and best be used for a stationary application..... as far as what kind of mileage a person would get would of course depend on what size setup you use and what type of engine you are powering.....

    Lots of folks making noise about alternative fuels these dayz, and be sure the oil companies are out there to discourage EVERYONE from trying to be self sufficient from use of fossil fuels.

    All aspects of self sufficentcy are worthwhile to look into.

    William