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    methane generator

    ok this is my new home project at the moment

    METHANE GENERATOR
    any idea bout these?? any picture of a home built one??
    ive read a lot about the theory but cant find any small scale plans


    any info thanks

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    Re: methane generator

    Eat more beans? (I couldn't pass that one by.) [img]/forums/images/icons/smirk.gif[/img]
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    Re: methane generator

    The third world ones I have seen are a round dike with membrane cover, sealed around the edges with more dirt. Gas pressure holds the membrane up off the feedstock. The gas from the manure is collected under the membrane and exits via a central "rubber" hose that runs to the appliance. When production falls off you uncover and stir the shi* and put the cover back. Fires stoves, mantle lanterns, etc.

    Way back in the 60's there was a high school teacher at Carlsbad, CA who fueled his daily driver commuter car (short drive on surface streets) with chicken manure. He lined the trunk with plastic sheeting and gave a whole new meaning to "fill 'er up." When production fell off he'd hold his breath, open the trunk and stir the shi* and close the lid. I don't recall how long he went before having to need new "charges" of "chicken power."

    Pat
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    Re: methane generator

    I have never seen one in the states but a lot of farms in Europe have them. The ones I have seen were a round concrete trough (like a concrete pipe or cistern) and then with a metal top with sides ( an upside down steel drum).

    I don't know how they sealed them.

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    Re: methane generator

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Renew...roduction.aspx

    And lots of other sites on the internet.


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