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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Environmental impacts of wood gas

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on May 8, 2008

In this article we’ll discuss all the environmental impacts of wood gas usage. Can wood gas be considered as a clean and fully renewable biofuel?

Is wood gas a biofuel? Is it renewable?

It sure is, because it is made from renewable feedstock – wood or any other biomass. If it’s made from some other biomass like grass or rice husks, it’d probably be called producer gas though.

Is wood gas a clean fuel?

In most cases, burning wood gas produces almost none harmful substances.

Wood gas combustion produces carbon dioxide, the most important greenhouse gas. But since the wood gas was made from renewable feedstock (biomass), the carbon dioxide cycle closes. It is a commonly accepted rule that combustion of biomass does not produce extra carbon dioxide, because the carbon bound within biomass was taken from the atmosphere by the plants. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Wood gas engine power loss

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on April 4, 2008

If you use wood gas in your internal combustion engine, designed for gasoline or diesel fuel, you’ll notice some power loss. In this article I’ll describe why such power loss does occur and how to overcome this effect. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Wood gas usage – engines

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on

Wood gas is an interesting fuel for internal combustion engines. It can be used in almost all four-stroke engines, both compression ignition (diesels) and spark ignition engines. In this article you’ll read how to use wood gas in engines. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Biogas vs Wood gas

Posted by Krzysztof Lis on April 1, 2008

In this article we’ll answer the question: which gaseous biofuel is better: biogas or wood gas? Both of those fuels may be used as energy source for your engine or boiler. They differ in composition and heating value, but they’re both combustible and that’s important. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »