gift
Living Woods Magazine -- 1st Issue
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • Mike Haasl
  • Pearl Sutton
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • r ranson
  • Burra Maluca
  • Joseph Lofthouse
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • Leigh Tate
  • Carla Burke
gardeners:
  • Greg Martin
  • Jay Angler
  • John F Dean

Wood Gas To Charge Batteries?

 
Posts: 1
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I wasn't sure where to put this, but here I am.

Is using a wood gas generator able to charge solar batteries? Was thinking how to charge batteries in winter, and this was an idea.
 
pollinator
Posts: 486
Location: North central Ontario
62
kids dog books chicken earthworks cooking solar wood heat woodworking homestead
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Michael Riley wrote:I wasn't sure where to put this, but here I am.

Is using a wood gas generator able to charge solar batteries? Was thinking how to charge batteries in winter, and this was an idea.


Yup lots of threads here
Search up charcoal gasification as well.
You should also check out www.driveonwood.com which is solely devoted to wood and charcoal gasification.
Cheers,  David
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It would be like running a submarine, run the engine to charge up the batteries, and then run silent run deep. however, it would be a good idea to also schedule high energy use task for the same time as you are running the gasifier.

I would use biochar as fuel for the gasifier to avoid problems with tars

https://www.affordabledcgenerators.com/product-page/the-jr-kit

http://www.drtlud.com/?resource=prs94430
 
pollinator
Posts: 336
77
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Even better, since it’s going to be winter, would be if you could somehow capture the byproduct of the heat created in the process to warm a home or greenhouse, or heat water.
 
Posts: 81
Location: The Netherlands
11
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It is possible. Depending on where you live small scale wind might also help. Are you completely off grid?
gift
 
Living Woods Magazine -- 1st Issue
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic