Renewable Energy in Taylor County

Much of the extension effort has centered on biodiesel production using restaurant used oil and the standard transesterification process described in home or small farm systems in use around the country to produce B-100.

The literature cited below is a compilation of literature addressing the use of downdraft gasification technology for heat power and transportation needs that was developed during WW II.  Currently the Extension Office is working with local and regional cooperators to get a local gasifier in operation. This should be completed in January of 09. If you have questions please contact me or the office at 850-838-3508.

Small Farms and Gasification Energy  (PDF) - by Clay Olson

Small Farms and Renewable Energy (PDF) - by Clay Olson

"The Lost Art of Driving without Gasoline  - The Pegasus Unit".  Skov, Niels A. and Papworth, Mark A., 1974 Olimpia WA. 131 pgs.

"Construction of a Simplified Wood Gas Generator LaFontaine, H. and Zimmerman, F.P. Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1989, 68 pgs.

"Handbook of Biomass Downdraft Gasifier Engine Systems" Reed, T.B., and Das, A. Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden Colorado, US Department of Energy. 1988. 140 pgs

"Fundamental Study and Scaleup of Air-Oxygen Stratified Downdraft Gasifier" Reed, T. Graboski, M., and Levie, B. US Department of Energy.  1988. 290 pgs.

"Producer-Gas:  Another Fuel For Motor Transport" Vietmeyer, Noel.  US Natioal Academy of Science 1985. 80 pgs.

"How to Power a Gasoline Engine with Wood", Post, D.M. and K.M., School of Forest Resources and Conservation Fact Sheet No 15, 1980.  University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

"Greenhouse Heating with a Wood Gasifier Furnace" Shaw, L.N., Post, D.M., Arnold, C.E., Florida State Horticultural Society 95:158-159. 1982.




For more information on Renewable Energy, contact Clay Olson at the Taylor County Extension Office at (850) 838-3508.

Energy Farms World Press

(Wood Fueled Trucks)