Well TomC insted of just a cripic f'you that you deserve for trashing DOW member B.G who started this topic I will consider your book critique to be a valid warning off.
ANYBODY still locked into a 1980's Back-To-The-Future "Doc Smith" DeLorean Mr Fusion gasifier-that-will-eat-ALL Urban crap-trash for an energy, "I'm an American! I can g.d. drive anywhere, any time that I want. It is my right" cheap-rich life like 60 millions of years of accumulated Dino-bliss has provided - - - - -
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!!!
And you "all bio-mass" wanna-be Believers?
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!!!
Page 9 quote;
"Gratitude for Wood
Everything we have achieved as a human species can be traced back to wood. Wood gave us . . . "
Finishes on page 10; "Plant trees because it's in out own self-interest and that of future generations to have fresh air and abundant wood."
Why wood narrow focused?
page 12 quote;
"CHARCOAL (wood charcoal) is the secret sauce that makes gasifiers work. Wood chunks makes the best charcoal. Read this twice." end quote.
Later in this 2nd book edition he does then show/tell how to make charcoal out of site obtained woods, outside of a gasifier. Won't be all-seasons, all-times, totally smoke free. For THAT he says use the book designed gasifier.
Why the extra charcoal needs?
In his engine use selection for small engines like lawn mowers, walk-behind rototillers, and such he say you will find it better to use a straight charcoal gasifer set up with a bit of H2O injection. Sounfs familiar to much of the non-onroad DOW activities?
His Mustang vehicle conversion IS a very complex, advanced updraft charcoal fueled system to be no-see'em discrete. Kristian is on the right track for his specialized-use needs.
AND, in this book BenP does details out his modern-plactics into fuels WasteBot system. This must have charcoal as the heat source and super important "catalist" to make the relevnet solid plastics into gasses and liquids.
I defer from page by page quoting the activities he pictures and word by word spells out above due to authorship rights. HIS.
Honestly Tom Collins, if Jesus Christ himself who created fishes and loafs from near nothing did this today, you'd complain he was a rip-off charlatan for nor hand-in hand showing you each and every how he did it. And hand holding you until you could no-think do it yourself.
And I DID out of my own pocket pay for my THREE copies of the Ist book edition.
And I DID good-faith manufactured metals trade BenP for the ~23 printers-pictures-pixtil-poor-rejected copies that I have gifted out - MAILED an my own cost - to friends. Some here on the DOW. Some not. I owe them for conversations and exchanges. Those with make-to-sell intents I even put in a lot of hand written suggestions for upgrading.
Ha! BenP has now put most of these into this much expanded out 2nd edition book based on extensive first-book buyers requests and Q&A's.
The first book version was a straight to-it step by step pictures HOW-to-build a wood a gasfier that will work on the first firing up to engine run.
Something that 130 years of many, many books and publications has only been really address in two books:
And BOTH of these you DO have to pay for. Rightfully. "A workman is worthy his hire"
BenP in this 2nd addition book past focused HOW;
now adds WHAT and WHY you will want to do this HOW.
So thank you for helping me to compose and write a new Amazon book review for this 2nd edition revision. I paid the $47. USD for my print copy. My loose leaf $27 USD in paper and toner download review copy is driving me nuts to find quotes.
J-I-C Steve Unruh