View Full Version : Blast from the Past: producer gas touted in 1895 as a replacement for straight coal use in steam engines

05-01-11, 10:57 PM
This is highly ironic given that producer gas essentially is a dirty mixture of oxygen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70911FF355D15738DDDAA0994D9415B 8585F0D3

Producer gas can also be created from wood.