Running engine with heat

Hey everyone, I was wondering if it would be feasible to run a small diesel engine with the heat from a gasifier. My idea is to connect it as close to the gasifier as possible, so that it concentrates the heat through compression, at which point it injects water into the cylinder instead of fuel. The most I’ve been able to find on this, is that a temperature of 800 degrees Fahrenheit can compress to around 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit at a 20-1 compression ratio. Was wanting to try this out with my engine before mentioning this, but it was stolen yesterday.


I would suggest you make a simple Stirling engine. Mudman here makes things out of old food cans. But you can learn the concept this way and then make something you can actually use.

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