This is the second year that the "Woodgas Meet and Greet" was held in Argos Indiana. With the water tower (Photo 5) acting as a beacon attracting people from across the country to share their knowledge, experience and question with each other. It's easy to say that it was a total success and the Argos Fairgrounds was the perfect setting.
Bench tests with a four-cylinder stationary engine were made with gasoline
and producer gas from charcoal as the fuels. A comparison of their performance
revf'aled that maximum power from producer gas from charcoal is about 55 per-
cent of gasoline power, and that about 11.4 pounds of charcoal is equivalent to
1 gallon of gasoline. When operating an engine on producer gas the spark should
be advanced beyond the setting for maximum power with gasoline.
Gasifier and Engine Tables
Kevin Chisholm, October 11, 2006
Attached is a Spread Sheet "Gasifier and Engine Tables" that should answer a number of questions relating to diesel fuel displaced by using wood gas in a dual fueled engine, or the amount of wood required to provide sufficient gas to run a Spark Ignition (SI) engine of any size.