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Oh yes, you can generate electricity from wood. Wood has actually been used as fuel for cars. You need a wood gasifier. Usually this is a DIY project, because cars that run on gas are very impractical, as the gasifier is heavy and takes lots of space. Similarly, you should be able to modify a gasoline powered generator to use a wood gasifier as its fuel ...


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The thing about producing electricity using a thermal engine is that thermal engines have a maximum efficiency that cannot exceed the Carnot efficiency. Example: discard heat at 30 degrees Celsius, use 300 degree Celsius steam, the Carnot efficiency is (1-(273.15+30)/(273.15+300)) * 100% = 47%. That's the maximum that no engine can exceed given the ...


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Cogeneration is a more specialized process with specific fuel requirements which is used to produce electric and heat energy. Energy from waste is a general process whereby any mix of waste is burned to produce electric energy only. This is explained further in the paper. From page seven: It is important to note the efficiency level of EFW generation. ...


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