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Driving On Wood: The Lost Art of Driving Without Gasoline — originally a book by Niels A. Skov and Mark L. Papworth that was published in 1974 by Pegasus Publishers, Inc. in Olympia, Washington (USA) under the title, “The Pegasus Unit: The Lost Art of Driving without Fuel” — was revised and retitled in 2006, and is now available here from the archives of the former Biomass Energy Foundation (BEF). [Note: PEGASUS was an acronym for Petroleum/Gasoline Substitute Systems.]
This 138-page publication features descriptions and beautifully-detailed drawings of various gasifiers and systems from World War II, including plans for building a WWII gasifier. Also in this version, Skov’s 20 X 30 inch plans are reduced to 11 X 17 inch plans and bound in the book — all are still very readable. One note from the former BEF website mentioned that the gasifier was used to drive a Checker car around campus. Another note mentioned that Niels Skov was in the Danish Underground and wrote of his experiences in a separately-published book.
Originally available for sale by the Biomass Energy Foundation (BEF) for $27.50, this publication is now available here for free distribution. Dr TLUD and staff would like to thank Dr. Thomas B. Reed for his permission in helping to make this possible.
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Resource Last Updated: 31 December 2006
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