[Gasification] Chip Guillotine was Re: Wood heating in the UK - whole log gasification

Paul Anderson psanders at ilstu.edu
Sun Dec 29 10:52:11 CST 2013

Doug,     (and I sent this to the Stoves List because fuel preparation 
is of interests to them also.)

I too am quite interested in this.   I saw it some years ago when I did 
not have conditions to proceed.   Now I would like to build one and see 
it put into action.   Any further info and comments on experiences would 
be appreciated.

A major related issue is the feeding of the sticks.   An angled trough 
with gravity helping the flow down to a "stopper" could help.

For straight fuels (such as reeds and non-branching shafts such as 
bamboo and young poplar, pine etc) this could be really a great 
assist.   The gnarly bifurcating branches of many trees present some 
difficulties (and opportunities to find solutions!!).


Doc  /  Dr TLUD  /  Prof. Paul S. Anderson, PhD
Email:  psanders at ilstu.edu
Skype: paultlud      Phone: +1-309-452-7072
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On 12/28/2013 7:42 PM, Jeff Davis wrote:
> Hi Doug
> I was interested in building your Chip Guillotine:
> <http://fluidynenz.250x.com/simplechip.htm>
> And I was wondering if you had anymore insight/advice in regards to this?
> Happy New Year,
> Jeff
> On 12/28/2013 06:05 PM, Doug wrote:
>> thoughts returned to the rapid growing coppice woods and possibly  
>> woody stems of many invasive species. With the help of a mate doing 
>> most of the cutting up, I have coppice Poplar, and Privet hedging 
>> stems to gasify, with the hope that we can recover more than the 57g 
>> of char with iron attached from 25kg of "normal" wood blocks.
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