News: Run Your Car With Wood Chips

Run Your Car With Wood Chips

Forget electric cars, quit mixing your at-home biodiesel; just attach one of Dutch John's handy wood gasification contraptions to the back of your car and fuel your transportation with backyard wood chips.

Run Your Car With Wood ChipsSays DVICE,

"This old Volvo modified by a guy calling himself Dutch John, uses a popular WWII process called wood gasification, where freshly cut wood chips are heated until they release gasses that can be used to run the engine.

The catch is that you need to heat the wood up to around 2,500 degrees F, so you probably don't want to mount the gasification unit under your seat.

A typical 60 pound load of chips is good for about 60 miles, so the range is comparable to electric cars."

More detailed information on the process can be found at Low Tech Magazine.

Run Your Car With Wood Chips

Run Your Car With Wood Chips

Run Your Car With Wood Chips

Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.

Buy Now (97% off) >

Other worthwhile deals to check out:

Join the Next Reality AR Community

Get the latest in AR — delivered straight to your inbox.

Be the First to Comment

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest