Grown up in the midst of it. Start-ventilated boat
gasgenerator with a handcranked blower, drove
Ford V85 1940 woodgas truck “the destroyer”
(real truck, not pickup) at pre-school age.
At school age the woodgas trucks and cars where
fast modified back to gasoline. Then the interest
in steam tugs and locomotives took over.
Charcoal gasifier testing on moped in the -50 ies.
The woodgas interest still hovered under the surface,
and surfaced again during the oil crisis -71. Nothing
built, but more of reading.
In the beginnig of the 80-ties the hearth-less
gasification process emerged clear to me.
Soon afterwards both the gaspressure equalizer and
controlled dispenser were born. Much to my surprice,
a few years later I read in GENGAS, that it had already
been done in Sweden during the late 20 ies…
used during the war.
Now these both will come to good use, specially
in the small Micra.
2004 Woodgas installation and startup arrangements
in Germany, Wendland for an International
workshop jamboree. I got there with my
assistant Fredrik Ek three days ahead
of the official opening date. We got filters built,
torch modified and a dispensing gasmixer built.
On the opening day everything was ready in
the nick of time, just as the last participants
The big engine roared up on woodgas and the
grand landlady offered celebration champagne,
right chilled, in an unforgettable way!
15 participants from
Austria, Switzerland, Bavaria, Finland.
2007 Audi 80 reworkings started.
2009 The shakerless grate came into beeing.
Used in Canada, Texas and Finland.
2013 Nissan Micra planning started.