Wood Gas Generator

Wood Gas Generator

PostBy: ceccil On: Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:45 am

Interesting article in a Syracuse NY newspaper. Also did a search and found some info on it. Wonder if you could use anthracite?? :idea:

http://www.9wsyr.com/entertainment/weirdnews/story.aspx?content_id=2ab092ea-968c-4834-b8ff-51cec075db43

http://www.windward.org/notes/notes63/wal63_b.htm
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Re: Wood Gas Generator

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:06 am

Yes, the Anthracite coal would be a better form of carbon than the wood to charcoal. A similar process was used to make coke from coal at steel mills that make steel from iron ore. Not done in the US anymore because the process smells awful.
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Re: Wood Gas Generator

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:19 am

Just to let you know one of the biggest coke plants there is, is at Clairton, Pa. & it runs pretty clean. Years ago not even a weed would grow on the hillside across the river from it & now it`s a semi nature reserve. U.S.Steel pipes the extra gas to their other plants that are still in the mon-valley in West Mifflin & Braddock to use in the furnaces. A lot has changed thru the years but some thinks don`t change too much.
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