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Wood Gas Generator

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Jeff,

I have a lot of acreage we are clearing and hate just piling up the wood to be burnt as waste.

I have a large chipper and would like to instead chip the wood and store it for use in a wood gas setup to power a gas generator (25KW) to power the main home and out buildings. Everywhere I look there is a lot of information on wood gas but nothing much on using it with a gas generator. We really only need 8KW but with peak draws and lower output from the wood gas vs real gas I would prefer to be a little oversized.

Any info you can throw my way would be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards,

Bart Young
Kentucky

Bart,

The reason you are having problems finding information is this is a very complex process to setup and very costly to oeprate and maintain. Most successful systems are large scale with large gasifiers and generators.

Here are a few links to help you get started:

green-trust.org

segi.com

chiptec.com

fischer-tropsch.org

Hope this helps,

Jeff Yago

 
 


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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