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Engineers Save The World (perpetually)

November 17, 2010 1 comment

(11/16/10)

warning: nerdy opening
For a project in my renewable energy sources class, my team and I built a gasifier. Not to bore with technical details; in short, burns biomass (wood/etc) in an oxygen depleted environment to produce synthetic gas or “syngas” which can be used to cook, run engines (generator, car engines etc). Specifically we built a wood gasifying stove, which gasifies…wood, and uses the gas to make heat to cook stuff. It’s a fairly simple design consisting of 2 coffee cans with holes drilled in them. Looking at the finished product, it doesn’t look like much — it doesn’t even look like it does anything.


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