Gasifier wood stove runs IC engines

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This is the most efficient wood stove on the planet it will make gasoline run a generator and a propane fridge, heats hot water and your home at the same time. this system works on any dry organic material
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=...6_WXH&v=arbXj9R6ZXw&feature=player_detailpage

Huge amounts of text by author on this stove under the vid
The system was assembled for a few $100 it does run IC and produces several oil type products
This could be a life saver if you live in a grid down situation
 
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I've seen this type of thing executed on more than a few occasions with varying levels of success... What I would highly suggest is checking out these videos:





Grand total, it's about 4 hours of watching, however to say he goes in-depth over the gassifier technology is a complete understatement. It's pretty much the definitive work on gassifiers that I have seen thus far.

From the vid you posted... I don't think this guy is really getting the most of thermodynamic efficiency, and at the same time his "creosote collection container" means he's not really getting good cracking, and he's doing most of the work to produce liquid fuels with pyrolysis. Which works, but generally doesn't give you good products for running generators, or producing fuels. If you want a real way to manufacture gasoline, you need to look at fischer tropsch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fischer–Tropsch_process

While I think there are some great opportunities for gasification and other STL (solid to liquid) or STG processes to make better use of these fuel sources, most of them are orders of magnitude more difficult to employ than more conventional fermentation processes, specifically ABE fermentation which produces acetone, butanol, and ethanol. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetone–butanol–ethanol_fermentation an interesting aspect of the ABE process is the waste gasses from fermentation contain CO2 and Hydrogen, which can be used in a gasifier to produce more syngas to feed to your STL process.

In a number of ways, designing these kinds of systems quickly becomes a rube goldberg-esque slide into thermodynamics and chemistry, where waste heat and chemical byproducts are fed into another process each competing for it's share of entropy. After a while, it starts to make nuclear reactors look simple.
 

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