I think it was Nathional Geographic about a month or two ago talked about the very same thing.Being tree guys we need to find some way to use wood chips to fuel our vehicles.
There was a pile of tires about 20 miles from here that was hit by lightening a few years back and I guess oil ran out from under the pile while it was burning.I think it was Nathional Geographic about a month or two ago talked about the very same thing.
All oil started out as plant life.Eons of years and pressure determined weather it would end up as natural gas,crude oil ,peat or coal. It doesn't make much diff if it's wood chips or dandilions the BTU's are there if you figure how to extract them in a usable form .
Some years ago on the discovery channel this guy in Pa was making his own home brew gasoline.He used an old fuel oil tank as an oven and filled it full of wood,garbage,anything organic and cooked it on a wood fire under pressure.Bingo,crude oil.He ran this stuff through a simple vacuum still,crude gasoline.Most likely about 70-80 octane but it worked .
Oh,for what it's worth,there are several gallons of crude oil in an old tire.The basic rational behind modern science,Matter is neither made nor destroyed,it's form is changed.The tire started out as oil and to oil it shall return .
Well,that figures ,I might have known.When you figure in the road tax that you need to pay per gallon of "home brew." the option looks a lot less attractive. And if you don't pay they WILL catch you and they WILL "estimate" how much you've already used illegally.
There is a way ... Google Wood Gasifier...Being tree guys we need to find some way to use wood chips to fuel our vehicles.