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The first wood gasifier was apparently built by Bischof in 1839. The first vehicle powered by wood gas was built by Thomas Hugh Parker in 1901.
Around 1900, many cities delivered wood gas (centrally produced, typically from coal) to residences. Natural gas began to be used only in 1930. Wood gas vehicles were used during World War II in countries such as Sweden and Finland.
Wood gasifiers are still manufactured in Singapore, China and Russia for automobiles and as power generators for industrial applications.