Originally Posted by GordMay
Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Larry Garringer.
What size of boat would you expect to have room to accomodate your gassifier and a woodpile, in addition to an engine?
How big would that woodpile have to be to generate enough gas to power a 15 HP Engine for 24 Hours?
I'm coming up with about 40 Lbs of wood = about 1 gallon of diesel
1lb of wood produces 35 cubic feet of gas
or 4,900 BTU heat from burning the gas direct
or 1.925HP heat from burning the gas direct
or 0.51 HP of shaft power i.e engine
or 0.459HP of electric
or 0.342kW of electric
1 litre of diesel has a heat energy content of 9.630 kW heat (or 32,895 BTU)
I'm assuming HP and KW are hours as HP/H and KWH
but with a diesel engine you still need some diesel it just extends diesel, gas engines can run on this straight.
so to equal the 30 gallons we carry I'd need 1200Lbs of dry wood mater