reply to John Galt
Re: Wood-Fired Steam Engine to Drive Generator? I saw someone run a generator like this on one of those prepper shows. They didn't explain it though. The gasifier seems pretty simple to make. I wonder what kind of modifications you would need to make to the generator though.
That's pretty much spelled out in the DOE document I linked to, above. They ran a 35 HP gas-engine tractor with a "mobile" unit and explain all the construction and other details.
I saw that. I was typing my post when you posted it. I type slow I'll check it out later. looks interesting.