Good Morning All
I am 1/3 the way through our wood-for-heating season.
US retail gasoline price now bumping below $2.00 a US gallon even out here on the PC, Left-Coast with our States mandated more expensive to produce Clean Air Reformulated Gasoline’s.
And now ChrisKY, CarlZ, HerbH, JerryH and others now saying they are at 10,000’s miles driving on wood.
So as with the topic of, Are You One In Million; I feel safe predicting wood-for-power in real use will remain a one-in-a-million user experience.
Only one in a millon willing to year after year commit to the ongoing year after year personal sweats investments to grow, source, size prep, dry and store the amounts of fuel woods needed.
These felows saying they have put multiples of 10,000 mile traveling on wood gas at the “best” one pound of woodfuel per mile had to source/process/store that same amounts of wood fuels by weights. These get used up quick. Have to be re-sweated continually. Have to feed the Beast.
A still must remain confidential, pdf sent to me, written by VesaM says 0.8kW/h per kilogram (2.25 ponds) of woodfuel in standard 8/1 compression electricity making generator engines. 1.0 kw/h per kilogram wood fuel consumed in better specific 11/1 compression generator/engines sets,
This corresponds to APL/GEK and VictoryShop fuel use experiences data.
AND efficiency manic geeks you will spend years developing/building/experience learning just coming up-to the actual fuel use numbers of these three different endeavors.
So for me to replace ALL of the electrical energy annual we use in our 1300 square foot, small, made very efficient now house, it would take me just as much annual fuel wood sourcing/prepping and storage as I have to already commit to wood source space heating.
“We” here household drive a combined total of 30,000 miles a year. Her: a two states, five counties to your own home visiting nurse is 22-24,000 of that. You do want your loved one the best taken care of in their own homes now don’t you? The remaining annual miles driven; old-man, retired, me.
SHE ainta’ gonna’ dink around with a wood fueled vehicle. Hasn’t the time, or the patience.
I could . . . if I could do it, and stay out of crippling fines and jail time.
What I Can NOT DO is triple my annual wood-sweating outgo.
So this is why I say just from a practical wood-sweated fuel-use standpoint their will only ever be one-in-a-million doing this.
All of you make-wood-chips-for-all; make-wood-fuel-pellets-for-all are gum gnashing, fantasizing.
Read the 1990’s FOA72 paper here on the DOW. Shows well that as soon as an alternative energy tech is developed, proven, and going on-line the current Dino energy suppliers will supplier prices tank it.
Same with all alternative energies. Big ethanol investments and celulosnastic producers got big-energy price tanked out of their investor bases.
Our current US retail gasoline is a kill the up-coming independent competitions by price tanking out as a multilevel source event. Then take their big-lobbied got-profits to buy-up, buy-out these alternatives cheap for later centralized ownership and profit making centers.
And the Eco-Greens just pawn shills in this all. Tools to do a final stake-in the-heart of any surviving alternative independent.
So only ever be one-in a million who will Refuse to be personal energy use bought out.
Who will insist I Will Do It Myself for me, and mine. F’ck ye’ all, and the horses you rode in on.
All of course my own opinions. BUT based on actual visiting too many woodgas rah-rah espouse’ers who will not even, real, annual, use it themselves. Too hard to wood-sweat these beasts.
We Are All On the Road to Better
(Better: is doing something better than you were previously doing it! Ha! So You actually have to have been DOing something, anything in the first place to be able to to better, later!)
Washington State Steve Unruh