Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 15 January 2013
The equipment, which converts wood into electricity and heat, was invented by the Taoyuan-based Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology.
Developed in the middle of 2011, the portable equipment uses wood gasifier technology whereby wood chips are used to generate gas that can in turn run a generator, said Chen Yi-hsin, an engineer on the team responsible for the project.
The machine can also produce flammable gas that can be used for heating water and cooking, he added.
According to Chen, one kilogram of wood can be converted into between 0.6 and 0.8 kilowatt hours of electricity by the equipment.
The machine can generate three to four kilowatt hours of electricity per hour, he added.