Gasification of Wood Chip Waste for Domestic Heat and Power - January 2009.
Ken Boak, January 30, 2009
This is my 1953 6hp Lister diesel Startomatic
generator set installed in the renewable energy
workshop. It supplies heated water and power
to my house. Currently it runs on waste veg oil.
The aim is to run this engine using wood gas
produced from woodchip waste from tree
surgery, plus about 20% veg oil in dual fuel
Engines have been powered on wood gas for
just over 100 years, with main developments in
Europe and Scandinavia occurring during
wartime fuel shortages in the 1940s.