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Carbon neutral farming

2008-09-28
Potato harvesting


2008-09-06
First Potatoes


2008-07-29
Bringing in the hay


2008-07-18
Stacking hay


2008-07-16
Haymaking


2008-07-14
Mowing


2008-07-06
Processing wood


2008-07-05
Gasifier meeting


2008-07-01
Potatoes growing


2008-05-25
Sowing


2008-05-24
Planting potatoes


2008-05-20
Fertilizing


2008-05-17
Potatoes and snow


2008-05-01
Harrowing


2008-03-27
Logging


2008-03-21
Logging-wagon


2008-03-18
Testing the tractor


2008-03-14
Wood gas tractor


England to Sweden with a wood gas car

2008-01-18
Repairing the producer


2008-01-16
Coming home!


2008-01-15
Repairing and resting


2008-01-14
Arriving to Sweden


2008-01-13
A day on the sea


2008-01-12
Getting on the ferry


2008-01-11
British tax


2008-01-10
Mounting carburettor


2008-01-09
Packing


2008-01-02
Convertion kit


2007-12-16
Winter testing


2007-11-24 - 05
Wood gas in UK


2007-11-15
Processing wood manually


2007-11-09 - 11
Constructing a Werner producer


2007-11-02
Visiting Werner


2007-10-31
Trip to Mantorp


2007-10-26 - 28
Repairing the reduction zone and car


2007-09-28
Guests from Roslagen

 

2008-01-16

Coming home!

Werner cut some wood for me this evening to be able to drive home to Dalarna. I was going to do a new attempt to drive on wood, but I had my doubts about that it would work.

The first couple of kilometres went fine and the road was bumpy, making the wood fall down properly in the combustion zone. But the system stalled as soon as I came out on the big roads. I got stuck in the middle of nowhere again and Niclas and Wernes friend Otto, was going to come and help me. I didnít really know exactly where I was, so I took a walk along the road to find road signs that could give me a clue. I found two of them, pointing in different directions. By comparing them with the map I could give Otto directions. While Otto was on his way, I started to mount the carburettor again. I bought some gasoline of him and he helped me to jump-start the car.

I had to stop and sleep several times in the car on the way home. I came home 6 a clock in the morning, tired but very happy!

I took the car for a ride on wood later in the afternoon. I used moist wood chips as fuel and now I saw something really interesting.
The wood chips created heavy smoke and I could see that there was a lot of smoke leaking out from beneath the producer. This shows that the cut of flame that Werner saw, most likely was created by this leak. It is also likely that this has caused the problems when driving on wood gas during the trip.

The system was subject to some testing during its time in Britain. The last test was an explosion in the producer with a very heavy blast that could have damaged a bad weld seam.

/Johan

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