Talking to an Audi rep, and Diesels in the US

Fred Munro munrof at
Sun May 14 09:29:03 EDT 2006

About 20 years ago I saw an old Chevy pickup in a local parking lot with a
strange contraption in the box. I wandered over to have a look and had just
figured out it was a wood fuelled reactor of some type when an old German
guy came over with his bags of groceries. He was the owner and had built the
rig based on a design they used in Germany when fuel was running out towards
the end of the war. It burned wood under low oxygen conditions and generated
a hydrocarbon-rich gas which he piped into the truck engine. He said the
truck would do about 80 km/hr when fuelled with dry hardwood cubes. He threw
a couple handfuls of wood cubes in the reactor, hopped in his truck, and
putted off. Oil company independence, although I guess he still needs engine

Fred Munro

-----Original Message-----
From: quattro-bounces at
[mailto:quattro-bounces at]On Behalf Of L DC
Sent: May 13, 2006 11:54 AM
To: DGraber460 at; hypereutectic1 at; quattro at;
audi at
Subject: Re: Talking to an Audi rep, and Diesels in the US

You are absolutely right Dennis!!!

No matter what you drive, is all about economics where
the oil companies will still screw the consumer one
way or the other.

Dennis wrote:

> You double your fuel economy- they double the price.
> You find a low cost fuel (bio-diesel)- someone will
> find a way to make a  lot of money selling it.
> Free enterprise. Price follows demand!

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