Amazing homemade gasifier uses wood pellets to run generator — renewable alternative energy video

Mar 16, 2013

Gasifier uses wood pellets to create flammable mixture that a generator can run on without gasoline. This video shows how it was constructed, how it works, and how to use it from start to finish. Great project for anyone looking for alternative energy or wanting to live off the grid.

Just for some clarification — I mention a rheostat that I ordered; I ordered a 25w 20 ohm rheostat. That rheostat will effectively give me the control to adjust the voltage to the blower motor from 12v down to nearly 0v (I think… I’m not an electrical engineer).

4 thoughts on “Amazing homemade gasifier uses wood pellets to run generator — renewable alternative energy video

  1. Nice set up
    Now, I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer but when the shtf that generator is making too much noise, not to mention he has that stove out in the open. I see he has bars on the windows and doors to his house which tells me he may not be in a very safe area to start with. I would not advise this set up in a city. I know this was dated 2013. Oh boy howdy we’ve come a long way since then to the battle. Even in this small town where I live I will not be giving myself away. All my preparations are based on no electricity, which includes securing water.

    1. The point is the free FEMA plan to build.
      Every situation is different to what one can or cannot do.
      Folks ran their vehicles with these during WWII. Of course ya can’t do it with a newer computerized, fuel injected engine, an old respirated engine is what you need.

  2. This system does work; However it is not an imbert style gasifier and does not get hot enough to crack the tars given off in the gasification process
    Modern engines will begin to suffer from damaged cylinders and sticky valves.
    Some have tried to solve the problem with extreme filtration. it helps but in the end a Imbert system is worth building in the first place. The difference is fairly simple.
    It is based on how the air gets into the burner. An imbert system allows air to go directly to the burner area, whereas the one shown draws the air through the wood chips.
    The system in the video may work for an old engine like a 118 or 208 fairbanks.

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