Chernigov told Segodnya News that he knows at least six other people who made the switch.
A quick Google serch reveals dozens of photos of cars with wood-burning systems fitted either inside vehicles or on the outside.
A teacher of physics and mathematics by profession, Chernigov, learned about using wood as fuel from the internet and spent two months reading up on the topic and digging up literature on the subject dating back to 1939.
He says building the alternative fuel system was a simple affair once he got a firm grip on the concept.
His car consumes around 40 pounds of firewood per 100 kilometers, which costs him only 10 hryvna.
By comparison, a liter of gas has an average cost of 20 hryvna.
Believe it or not, Chernigov says that his old Opel is now not only cheaper to drive, but also more environment-friendly.
The gas emitted from the wood combustion is stored into the metal canister, filtered, cooled and fed into the engine.
Because he fitted the alternative fuel system in the trunk of the car, Iagoon says he never once had trouble with the police.
Chernigov and Iagoon were covered by Ukrainian media, but it’s believed many other drivers have turned to wood to save money.
With the advent of an energy crisis and the rising cost of gas, people are becoming interested in alternative forms of energy.
For example, a growing number of Ukrainian drivers are turning to wood to power their cars to save money on fuel.