Producer Gas Engines in Villages of Less-Developed Countries

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Science  14 Aug 1981:
Vol. 213, Issue 4509, pp. 731-736
DOI: 10.1126/science.213.4509.731


Producer gas engines could have an important role in the decentralized production of mechanical energy in rural areas of less-developed countries. With this technology mechanical energy is produced from solid fuels by use of internal combustion engines. A comparison with other renewable energy options, on the common basis of energy efficiency and economics, shows that producer gas engines may have significant advantages and deserve serious attention.