Hi! Im new to wood gasification, so I was just wondering which engine would be best for wood gas? I’ve read it can be lubricated by the tar oils coming with the fumes from the fire, might be hard to start but once warm, it should run fine?
I am looking into the “simple fire” https://www.driveonwood.com/library/simple-fire/
As my engineering skills are about at null and zero.
But somehow I will try to add a cyclone as well as cooler and maybe hay-filter.
My goal is to power up a Diesel generator and to run my home computer, dishwasher, waterpump etc. My idea is to connect The cooling mechanism of the gasifier to a water heater and get extra heat from there as well.
Can I burn anything as long as its dry? Cow dung? Hay? Wood and pine needles? That would certainly be awesome, to just walk in with a bunch of scrap each day, to sit beside the gasifier to become dry until they get put into it.
Im just looking for some extra advice from people.
Hope you can find some help, and also thank for this site, it’s awesome.