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Re: [Mgs] Run the MG on methane

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Run the MG on methane
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 15:10:26 -0700
PG&E has annnounced some co-generation plants in California powered by "cow
methane". Don't think they are considering vehicular applications, though.

on 6/17/08 5:55 AM, Monte/Jane Morris at wrote:

> Well, while we have the hydrogen discussion.........................
> I've been thinking for a while about makeing my own methane using a digester
> and the ample cow manure we  have here in the midwest.
> There's an article in the MOther Earth News back in the 70's about a guy in
> Europe who did this and easily converted a carburated car to run methane
> with a simple hose from an LP tank and a valve to start the flow located on
> his steering column. I probably would try the process out on an old 90 Chevy
> that I use around the "farm" before I went any farther. The digester can be
> made (supposedly) from a large container with a water, hay, manure mix in it
> and another container that fits tightly upside down inside the first and a
> stopcock on the top to let air out until the methane displaces it.
> We recently spent two months in China, and I'd read about Chinese farmers
> using this process and a simple inner tube holding the methane on top of
> their small tractor. Used a brick to  create the  few pounds of pressure
> needed to deliver it to the carb. Unfortunately, I didn't see anything
> resembling this in our travels throughout China.
> I'm looking for someone with more info about this process; can anyone put me
> in contact with someone?
> Monte


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