Ray Cover wrote:Lets say I build my house and I want to use a gas stove in the kitchen rather than a wood stove and I definitely want to save my electricity for other things. SO I'm going to run my cook stove on syngas made from biomass form the property.
In a home set up does the gas have to be used as it is being made or can it be stored in bulk like propane in a 500 gal tank for future use? I know propane is under pressure in liquid form when we use it for home use. Can the same or similar thing be done with syngas? Or would I have to go out and make a batch of gas every time we wanted to use the kitchen stove?
Ray Cover wrote:Watching some of Dan Rojas you tube videos leads me to beleive that if it can be stored, large batches could be made using a large Fresnel lens as a heat source on a sunny day.
Ray Cover wrote:Another question I have is just how labor intensive is this process? I mean are you expending $20 of labor to save $5 of LP gas for the stove?
Ray Cover wrote:Thanks Marcos for helping me further my education. I appreciate the info.
Ray Cover wrote:Ok so lets say me and my dad and my brother make us a gasifier be it a wood gasifier or a methane gasifier.
Ray Cover wrote:What is a decent storage method. Assuming we use the balloons. Is it safe to run these gasses through a compressor to fill the balloons? Can the balloons full of gas be safely stored for future use?
Ray Cover wrote:I remember when I was a kid grandma always had the bottle of propane on the outside wall of the kitchen. I can imagine having a balloon in that situation. Might look funny but OK. Seems there would have to be a safe way to protect the balloon. Maybe a gas house something like the old pump houses or well houses.
Ray Cover wrote:Does the gas degrade over time if it is stored?
Ray Cover wrote:I do understand a lot of the theory of many of these alternative energy ideas. How to make it work in a practical and comprehensive way seems to be what most people are struggling with. I watch a lot of these videos and read the articles and I am left with the impression that those actually living off grid are absolutely consumed by their energy production. From the outside looking in here is what I see in a lot of these cases.
Ray Cover wrote:I see advantages and disadvantages or rather conveniences and inconveniences to both systems but I see both as being workable systems.
Ray Cover wrote:On the digestor, How does that work in the dead of winter? Seems you would almost have to put that in a greenhouse or something that was heated in winter in order to be able to produce methane year round.
Ray Cover wrote:One more question on the digester. Since this is basically a modified septic tank system do they stink as bad I think they have the potential to? Would have to put the digestor at the far end of the south forty to be able to tolerate the smell?
Ray Cover wrote:The way he has that set up pot in the woods it looks like he's making shine. LOL
R wannabe wrote:Another warning about methane balloons: