Making Fuels at Home
Biogas: Volumes 1 & 2 combines two works that truly belong together. This book will enable you to genuinely understand how to really utilize Biogas in agricultural development at the farm and family level. Volume 1: Biogas, what it is; how it is made; how to use it begins with a thorough introduction to Biogas. This volume includes the information that you need to build a small Biogas unit including what materials you will need, where to put it and how to test for leaks. It goes on to describe which waste materials you should use and how to use them. It also explains how to protect your Biogas unit from weather extremes, maintenance needs of biogas units and much more. Volume 2: building a better Biogas unit follows after Volume 1 perfectly with great insights for those who have been through the first volume and have already built, tested and used a biogas unit or two. This volume is for those who have advanced their understanding of Biogas through valuable hands experience and are ready for the next level. Even if you have built several Biogas units, Volume 2 will give you essential tips that will definitely help you to build a better unit!
Producer gas is generated from solid fuels such as wood, charcoal, coal, peat and agricultural residues. Although it has been used to power internal combustion engines since their invention, it has been largely overlooked for the past 50 years. However, during the early 1940s, when petroleum supplies for civilian use ran out in Europe, Asia and Australia, producer gas was responsible for putting trucks, buses, taxis, tractors and other vehicles back on the roads, and boats back on the rivers. In 1938, Europe operated about 9,000 gas producer buses and trucks, and there were almost none on any other continent. By 1941, though, about 450,000 vehicles were in operation in all parts of the world, and by 1942, the number had grown to approximately 920,000. Gas producers were then in use not only in land vehicles, but also in boats, barges and stationary engines. By 1946, more than a million motorized devices around the world operated on producer gas. Although the use of producer gas in the 1940s contributed to saving millions of people from starvation in Europe and Asia alone, the world has largely forgotten all about this excellent source of energy.
HYDROGEN GENERATOR GAS FOR VEHICLES AND ENGINES: Volumes 1 and 2 contains two great, complimentary works on the subject of Producer Gas. Each volume covers significant subject areas relevant to Producer Gas. The first volume in this book is entitled “PRODUCER GAS: ANOTHER FUEL FOR MOTOR TRANSPORT.” As the title indicates, this volume will guide you through everything you need to know about Producer Gas from its history to its economics. The second volume, “PRODUCER GAS VEHICLES” is obviously of equal importance for anyone who wishes to have a complete understanding of the true potential of Producer Gas.
A GASIFIER converts solid fuel to gaseous fuel. A Gasifier System includes the gasification reactor itself, along with the auxiliary equipment necessary to handle the solids, gases, and effluents going into or coming from the Gasifier.
HYDROGEN GENERATOR GAS FOR VEHICLES AND ENGINES Volume 3, Construction of a Simplified Wood Gas Generator for Fueling Internal Combustion Engines in a Petroleum Emergency, is an emergency technology assessment sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop detailed, illustrated instructions for the fabrication, installation, and operation of a Biomass Gasifier which is capable of providing emergency fuel for vehicles such as tractors and trucks in the event that normal petroleum sources were severely disrupted for an extended period of time.
Volume 4, The Handbook of Biomass Gasifier Engine Systems, was initially prepared by the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) under the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Technical Information Program. While it was originally intended as a guide for the design, testing, operation and manufacture of small-scale (less than 200 kW) gasifiers, a great deal of the information will be extremely useful to YOU for all levels of biomass gasification. Recently, there has been expanding interest in small scale gasification around the world. We have combined these works and republished them as HYDROGEN GENERATOR GAS FOR VEHICLES AND ENGINES: Volumes 3 & 4 to help fill the continuing needs and desires for information in this fascinating field.
Motor fuel is viewed by most people today as an absolute modern necessity. Without it, transport seems paralyzed, and without transport, industry cannot function. Certainly, under present conditions, cities cannot be fed and rural industries cannot be maintained without the use of motor vehicles and one does not need to be an alarmist in order to visualize a variety of circumstances which could drastically constrict the supply of oil from overseas. However, we do have a natural substitute for our imported motor fuel—at least one (probably more). The purpose of Volume 5 of the HYDROGEN GENERATOR GAS FOR VEHICLES AND ENGINES series is to set forth the possibilities of an often underestimated fossil fuel substitute: Producer Gas. This Volume, entitled, Producer Gas for Motor Vehicles, not only details Producer Gas possibilities, but also clearly explains the methods by which Producer Gas can be brought into use in a national emergency.
An expansion in the use of Gasahol in this country over the coming years could directly reduce U.S. reliance on oil imports in the future. We have republished this outstanding book to help fill the information void that exists with regards to fermentation ethanol. Fuel from Farms tackles the subject of fermentation ethanol in a balanced and reasoned way, with an emphasis on small scale production using farm crops as the source of raw materials. It is an essential book not only for those of you in the farming community who may be considering incorporating the production of ethanol into your normal agricultural operations, but also for owners of small businesses, investors, experimenters, and entrepreneurs.
Fuel from Farms is not just about on-farm fermentation ethanol production. It also provides an overview of some of the technical and economic factors. In addition, it includes tools such as decision and planning worksheets and a sample business plan for use in exploring whether or not ethanol production is right for you. However, the book contains plenty of important specifics about production, including information on the raw materials, system components, and operational requirements. This book will provide you with an array of facts so that you can make INFORMED judgments.
With the first four chapters written specifically for the benefit of readers who may not be familiar with the fundamental laws and definitions of physics and applied chemistry which make up the foundation of HYDROGEN-BASED ENERGY PRODUCTION, this book begins by providing YOU with the fundamental knowledge upon which any rational discussion about Hydrogen Science must be based. The first chapter acts as an excellent introduction to physical laws and definitions, covering important points such as the distinction between a vapor and a gas, Joule’s law of gases and the flow of gases. Chapter Two includes explanations of chemical laws and definitions, such as the Law of Multiple Proportion, temperature of combustion and destructive distillation. Chapter Three discusses thermal and physical calculations, including carbon-ratios and composition of gases by weight and heat carried away by products of combustion. The fourth chapter covers commercial gases, with definitions of several gases such as olefiant gas, hydrocarbons and coke-oven gas, with a comparison of commercial gases, including tabulated data. Following the four chapters of basics, Chapters 5-29 contain in-depth information about the classification manufacture utilization and efficiency of specific combustible gases as well as extensive explanations of a wide variety of “Gas-Producers.” References are cited in the text by means of their bibliographical serial numbers, and these are given in Chapter 30.
This book was written by a great man named Samuel S. Wyer. We have republished his work, "A Treatise on Producer-Gas and Gas-Producers" as, "Hydrogen Production from Organic Material by Partial Oxidation and Steam Reformation." We know you will enjoy it.
The Famous Mother Earth News Book from the 70’s.
This book is HANDS ON. USE IT NOW. 374 jam-packed pages of do-it-at-home energy knowledge. This book is actually MUCH BIGGER and easier to read than the original paperback copy of the book. It covers wood heat and wood power, water/hydroelectric home power and RAM-pumps. The handbook also has chapters on wind power, solar energy and an extensive chapter on making and using methane. The methane chapter covers the anaerobic digestion of animal waste. We’re talking digestion and methane made in pails, drums and even a propane tank. Put animal waste and water in a propane tank, keep it warm and let it digest. In a few days you can pipe the pressurized methane directly to a Colman lantern type of lamp, a stove or as a pressure feed to a compressor for a car.
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Every Single Way of Making Alcohol on an Industrial Scale—or small scale. 516 Pages of knowledge that covers fermentation, the organisms, source material, mashes, crops to use, yield, formulas, distillation, byproducts, heat measurement, usage in engines and much more. The book covers the usage of alcohol for cooking, heating and illumination, just to name a few. It even has details on converting sawdust and other organic material to a form that can be digested by alcohol yeasts to make ETHYL Alcohol. Yes!—Ethanol from sawdust, dead trees, newspaper, cellulose etc… Making alcohol will be an important part of a hydrogen generation system that Roy McAlister and I will be detailing in a future DVD. You will be able to make H2 from alcohol that is made to hydrogen boost turbines or methane. With this book, we made alcohol, distilled it and burned it in 7 days! NO, it is not illegal. It is illegal in most places to distill alcohol for human consumption. You do NOT drink DE-natured alcohol. If you are going to seriously distill alcohol, it is easy to get a still permit from the ATF.
The Complete Handbook of Solar Air Heating Systems is incredibly detailed on HOW TO MAKE ANY solar air heater. Complete is the only way to describe this book. It covers all of the rules of thumb, the materials, where to get them and much, much more.
Whether you’re a homeowner or a contractor, this book has everything that you need to know about the construction and operation of all types of solar air heaters for space and domestic water heating. With their proven reliability and economy for both retrofit and new construction applications, solar air heaters have become one of the most popular home heating alternatives.
With over 125 detailed illustrations and 50 photographs contained within 350 massive pages, The Complete Handbook of Solar Air Heating Systems can lead YOU through a variety of solar projects. If you’re looking for one book that will get you into “hot air,” THIS IS THE ONE!
FREE Solar Panels, Energy, Heating and Cooking at your house. Sunshine to Dollars is one of the most unique books ever written on Solar Energy. The book not only shows how to make hot air, hot water, solar concentration to 3000 degrees Fahrenheit, water pasteurization and much more, but the author shows where to get the glass for FREE, and even where to get PV panels for free. This book will have you building solar heaters in one afternoon. This is the most "hands on" enabling book ever written in the field. Get it today. As of 11/2006 the book as been updated, edited and is now professionally perfect bound. It also includes, at no extra charge, Surviving the Blackout of 2003.
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