I was looking at the engine compartment making some arrangement on the Mercedes when a idea popped out. We say compressing woodgas is a bad idea. But is it realy? Yes in order to make a compressed woodgas system a large high pressure gas tank wuld be needed and thats neither safe, practical or economical. But, what if we install a small say 20l (5gal) gas tank and have it topped up with say 10bar of woodgas. Thats 200l of gas ready to be used in case a aditional boost in power is neaded. Or, per instance, use it to crank up in supercold weather, or in a hurry when the gasifier isnt up to temp. 200 l doesent sound like much but for my 2.3l engine, thats enough for a 6s full power boost at 3000rpm WOT runing just on compressed gas, or a much longer time if its just added to help the gasifier.
Now what realy sparked the idea is looking at my cars AC compressor. My thod was culd use it to fill the gas tank? So, when idleing along the road with 1/4 throtle (or even going downhill, maku use of the wasted potential energy!), hit a swich and start the AC compressor. It fills the woodgas tank and when strong acceleration is neaded, it shuts down and woodgas from the tank can help the gasifier.
This requires minimal work, and materials to do, the AC compressor is wired on a manual swich anyway. Only a tank, a pressure regulator and a EM valve are neaded to make this work.
Downside is you loose AC ability but l never use it anyway.