Make Wood Gas/ Wood Alcohol

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Introduction: Make Wood Gas/ Wood Alcohol

This is my first experiment with alternative energy.
Steps:
1. Heat the wood (preferably dry)
2. Collect the products made until tar starts coming out the end of the steel pipe
This setup produces methanol, wood gas, a tar-like substance, and charcoal
Visit http://renewburbia.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-to-make-wood-gas-wood-alcohol.html for complete instructions.

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    Wha can you do with woodgas? Can you stock it? Is this worth trying or is it a financial nogo thing?

    I mean, can you use the woodgas for heating,or is the heat put into the pressure pan higher than the heat the woodgas can generate?

    The idea is great; burn wood, get gas and charcoal, but only if it costs less to make it than what it can generate afterwards?

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    Methanol is one of the ingredients needed in making Upsalite, an incredible MgO material with many potential applications.