Wood Gas Truck: Road Power From Wood Gasification

Our wood gas truck has racked up 1,500 miles running on wood chips and wood scrap, and is still going strong.



069 wood gas truck 1 truck on the road
The wood gas truck motoring along at 55 mph.
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069 wood gas truck 3 gasifier
The gasifier bolts to the pickup bed between the cab and the fuel supply.
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069 wood gas truck 2 loading fuel
Free tailings at a local truss company were one source of fuel.
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069 wood gas truck 4 expansion chamber
An expansion chamber allows for heat-induced water level changes. The gas filter canister is at the left.
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069 wood gas truck 5 filter canister and condenser
The filter should be cleaned and the condenser drained periodically to assure trouble-free driving.
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069 wood gas truck 6 collecting brush
Free fuel is available along any roadside where brush accumulates.
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069 wood gas truck - diagram 2
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069 wood gas truck 7 tri fuel linkage
Closeup of the "tri-fuel" linkage.
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069 wood gas truck - diagram 3
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