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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

 

2007-12-16

Winter testing

We have never tested the car in cold weather with the new filter system. So today I went and got the car from the garage and took a ride to my apartment in Edsbyn. It is about -10 degrees C in the air. The system ran without problems. I covered the cooler with a blanket to stop it from freezing. It worked fine on the cooling pipes, but the water froze in the condensate collectors instead. The collector canisters are quite big so itís possible to travel far distances before emptying.

The engine didnít start when it had cooled down. The battery was too week, so I had to buy a new one. You have to crank a wood gas engine for a longer time than a gasoline engine when starting, so the batteries and starter motors often get worn out quicker.

I got the engine running with some help from a neighbour and could go back to Furudal again. It was a beautiful sky.

While I was driving, I thought about how difficult it must have been during WWII when they didnít have gasoline at all. The winters were cold and they had 6 Volts batteries even in the trucks.

A veteran that I talked to told me how he solved the problem. He used to empty the truck on engine oil when he came home in the evening. He brought the oil inside in a bucket and early next morning he heated it on his fire stow. He then poured it back to the engine. In that way the oil got thinner and the engine got warmer and easier to start.

/Johan

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