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Archive for the ‘Wood gas’ Category


Wood Gas Generator

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009


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


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:

Hope this helps,

Jeff Yago



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