Archive for the ‘Internal Combustion Engine’ Category:

2021-11-07 Wood Gasifier Runs Generator

This 17 minute video shows a homemade wood gasifier that puts out enough gas to run a small generator. This is his second version with some improvements. The gasifier can use wood chips, sawdust, leaves, paper, etc., but he is using wood pellets which are already dry. The gasifier produces syngas when wood is pyrolyzed

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2021-10-29 Replacing The Small ICEs With Non-Fossil Fuel Motors

While the US is on its way to replacing ICEVs – internal combustion engine vehicles – with electric vehicles, there are millions of small ICEs used for many purposes such as lawnmowers, welding generators, cement mixers, and scores of other portable applications that require independence from the electric grid. One answer might be that these

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2021-10-11 Calif Bans Small Off Road Engines 2024

Governor Newsom signed a bill that directs state to ban sale of small off-road engines like lawnmowers, leaf blowers, generators and edgers. They pollute a lot, and have no smog controls.

2021-05-30 Solar, Wind + Batteries Disrupting FCAS ‘Base Load’ Services

This YouTube video by Tony Seba is stating that utility scale batteries of 2% disrupt 90% of fossil fuel peaker plants. This video has a lot of graphs showing the trends. The amount of utility scale batteries needed to replace much of the peaker plants is just a small percentage. 200 mile range EVs

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2021-05-08 Methane, Fossil Fuels In Livestock And Dairy Farming

From FB reply I’ve read there is research about feeding seaweed to livestock to reduce methane. The livestock industry has had manure digesters that produce enough power to run the dairy farms, and this is a mature technology. They could also run the farm equipment using compressed methane AKA natural gas. In any case the

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2021-05-01 US To Cut Carbon Emissions In Half By 2030

Here’s a TED read. It’s extremely important that the world cut CO2 equivalent emissions in half by 2030 and continue dropping after that. For the US it’s now at about 51 gigatons per year, and this needs to drop by half to 25 gigatons per year. The electricity sector needs to decarbonize in order to

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2021-03-28 Lavo, Hydrogen

From TSLA group – about hydrogen from my blog previous to this one. Nick Carrière Said, “…fundamental flaws with hydrogen vehicles…” Well, first off ‘converting to AC for a motor’ is necessary for battery EVs, too. But the losses are only a few percent either way. Said, “Total energy losses are several times higher…” That

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2021-03-12 EV or Gas – What Pollutes More?

Which pollutes more? This video shows how much the oil and gasoline industry pollutes.

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2021-02-24 EVs Vs ICE vehicles,

From my FB reply to many negative comments by this hypercritic. Ned Goldston *No* EV owner needs to have a solar panel system to charge their EV with green electricity. In California there are no coal power plants and the natural gas plants are being replaced with peak shaving utility scale batteries. At times of

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2021-02-13 Article Talks Trash Re: EVs and Lithium Batteries

My replies to article cited by an “electrical engineer with 34 yrs experience”. << Ned Goldston Thanks for the link to the article. The article is written with false information (e.g. li-Ion batteries cannot be recycled), the reference used is at least 8 years out of date, and the most telling is the last

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