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Charcoal for engine fuel

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Old 03-26-2015, 10:07:23 AM
Pete Spaco Pete Spaco is offline
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Default Charcoal for engine fuel

I already posted this on the Onan Generator forum, but I thought I'd post it here in case some of you alternate-energy-sources guys may not be Onan types:

Well, we west central Wisconsin guys are just finishing a build of 7 charcoal gasifiers for producing engine grade fuel.

Here is part of the second test of S/N #1 of our little production run, fueling a 4.0CCK genset:

You can see a lot of my own wood-chips-to-engine-fuel stuff at:

Pete Stanaitis
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:09:06 PM
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Default Re: Charcoal for engine fuel

That's great! I've been working with gasification since early '08. I think charcoal/char as a fuel will eliminate one of the biggest challenges- fuel moisture content. As I understand, charcoal and coal were fuels used during WWII when the average consumer drove a car or truck with a gasifier.

Plus, the fines and under-sized chunks are a great soil amendment!

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By the way, the first gasifier I ever ran was the JXQ-10A. I spent quite a bit of time with a BioMax 25 at the US Forestry Service research station near Winfield, LA.
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