Home Fuels

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  • This page explores what fuels a home/small business may need / be able to have / make
  • What will be used largely depends on the scale of the facility; This page focuses on home scale to low commercial end options
  • Some are a bit out there, but most are easily acheivable if not already existent

Fuel List


  • Stored in batteries
  • Can be used for EVs etc

Solid Fuels


  • Grows fast, yet needs to be processed to burn well
  • Is also invasive if not properly contained and not native
  • Can be used as a source of non wood biomass

Wood Logs

  • Very Common, yet not optimal

Wood Scraps

  • Byproduct of producing lumber + shop work
  • Some may be used for projectss, but small ones mayt be used for fuel like wood logs, or be further processed

Wood Pellets

  • A byproduct of sawdust
  • Also a more consistent form of solid fuel

Biomass Bricks/Briquettes

  • Compressed biomass
  • Useful in a similar manner to logs

Biomass Pellets

  • Similar to wood pellets, but from non wood biomass


  • Easy to make yet quite inconsistent
  • Burns cleaner and/or hotter than wood/biomass

Charcoal Dust

  • A powderized version of charcoal
  • Can be used in charcoal/coal dust burners, or be pressed into other fuel types

Charcoal Bricks/Briquettes

  • More Cleaner and/or hotter burning than logs/biomass bricks/briquettes, yet otherwise similar in use
  • Pressed from charcoal dust

Charcoal Pellets

  • A Pellitized form of charcoal dust
  • One of the best forms of solid fuel; burns clean and / or hot and is very consistent


  • Made from formaldahyde and amonia
  • Hard to make and not too neccisary, yet it is solid, SOC/STP Stable, and burns hot with little to no residue

Gellied Alchohol

  • Useful as a heat source yet semi hard to make
  • Mix of ethanol or methanol and a gelling agent
  • Usually stored in cans
  • More stable than Liquid Alchohols at SOC/STP
  • Often sold under the name brand sterno

Gasous Fuels



  • RNG mixed with hydrogen


  • Available in high pressure or cryogenic liquid form depending on tech used
  • Made from electrolysis or via purification/upgrading of various gas streams Syngas etc

Compressed Air / Other Gasses

  • Low Storage Density, but easy to produce and cheap to store, assuming space and mobility are not a requirement
  • Mainly Used For Tools + Speciality Vehicles

Liquid Fuels

Waste Oil/Bio-Oil/Pyrolysis Oil

  • Aquired as a waste product, or form oil crops such as algae, soybeans, and various seeds
  • Can be used in special engines/burners, or be processed into Biodiesel

Pyrolysis Gasoline

  • Easier to use directly that Pyrolysis Oil , But it probably requires the usage of a more "controlled" feedstock like cleaned plastic RDF rather than Biomass
  • However given the ammount of wrappers/shrink wrap that are often already "non-recyclable", this should be a sensible option


  • A Form of diesel made from waste oil or bo oil
  • Directly substitutable for diesel fuel


  • Hard to make, but may be done by prosumer or small commercial level facilities
  • See Bio-Crude and HTL

Bio-Petrolium Products

  • Very hard to make
  • Extracted from Bio-Crude
  • Most Likely would be used in commercial and up thus isn't too appropriate for this page
  • Includes gasoline, kerosine, etc

Storage Concepts


  • One Home Power Supply (Transformers Fuses Etc)
  • One Battery Bank
  • One or More 12v Battery Trickle Chargers
  • One or More Cordless Tool Battery Chargers
  • One or more AA/AAA Battery Chargers
  • One or more slow EV chargers and/or one or more ev quick chargers
  • AC Power Outlets + Wiring
  • DC Power Outlets + Wiring

Solid Fuel Storage Area/Bins

  • Log Stack + Shelfs + Bulk Bins for Solid Fuels
  • Possibly add dessicant/dehumidifier to aid quality controll

Liquid Fuels

  • One or more IBC Bins with Electric Pumps for fuel storage + Dispensing
  • One or more Portable Fuel Cans

Gasous Fuels

  • One or more Tanks (Either Above or Below Ground) for refined gasous fuels (Hydrogen, RCNG, RHCNG, etc)
  • One or more gasometers (Either Above or Below Ground) for less refined gasous fuels (Syngas, Biogas)
  • One or more Compressed Air Tanks + at least one Non-Food/Diving/Medical Spec Air Compressor
  • One or more Fuel Compressors (Ambient to pipe level "Low Pressure" for time fill station + home level piping
  • One or more Fuel Compressors ("Low Pressure" to "High Pressure") for fast fill stations
  • One or more Fuel Cryocoolers for cryogenic storage of gasous fuels (Liquid Hydrogen, Liquid Oxygen, Liquid Methane / LNG)
  • Home Level Gasous Fuel Lines + Outlets (Fuel Gas)
  • Home Level Compressed Gas Lines + Outlets (Non Fuel)
  • One or more Gasous Fueling Stations (Time Fill, Fast Fill, or Combination Fill)
  • One or more Cryogenic Gas Fueling Stations
  • One or more Gas Canister Filling Station
  • One or more Dewar Filling Station

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