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Argos 2015

woodgas truck

It's Friday at the Argos wood gas meeting. On display and running were pickup trucks, mowers, tractor, garden tractors, chunkers and a generator. And let's not forget charcoal making. Saturday should have a larger showing.

Honda Clone fueled by producer-gas

Conversion of a 6.5hp single cylinder Honda clone engine to producer-gas. Timing was advanced and a carburetor was fabricated. These are affordable engines popular with go-cart racers thus there is a pool of performance techniques easily available to tap.



Sawdust Powered Emergency Electric Generator

Published on Feb 16, 2013

With a Wayne Keith engine modification, this unit starts easily on woodgas.

Fuel consumptions is about 3-4 gallons of sawdust per hour with light, intermittent loads.

The S-80 was an innovative sawdust gasifier produced by Missouri Gasification Systems circa 1980's. It is sized for up to 20hp air cooled applications.

At Icy Straits Lumber, will a small Gasifier reduce costs in Alaska?

Wes Tyler at Icy Straits Lumber, Tom Miles, and Jim Mason with All Power Labs, Alaska, 2012

In Alaska, there are a lot of remote villages that generate electricity by using small oil generators. But, transport costs and fuel costs have made the electricity very expensive, and the costs of heating their homes and generating electricity has been a burden on the businesses and families in the rural areas.




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