Eco Market Solutions, Philippines
Governer Bella Angara-Catillo, Mayor Tubigan and the Dinalugan Municipal Council are proud to cut the ribbon on the first gasifier for rural power electrification in the Philippines this month.
The 250kw Gasifier is welcomed by the community of Dinalungan, Aurora as an alternative to expensive diesel power in the area. Diesel power in the local communities are struggling to provide power for more than 6 hours per day.
Larry Dobson, December, 2011
For the plans and other detail of this gasifier/water heater check see Larry Dobson's web site:
From Doug Cure of Alternative Energy Solutions International, October, 2011
As the United States biomass thermal and power industry continues to expand, new reliable technologies offering higher efficiency solutions must be introduced. The newly introduced EOS series biomass gasification boiler is among the most energy efficient of AESI’s high-performance, low-maintenance biomass energy plants. The EOS series provides thermal outputs ranging from 600,000 BTU/hr to 20 million BTU/hr, and can be staged to provide increased capacity.
Robert Sinan Kana, Muslim Gunawan
Energy from Waste project
Pt. Biomass Energy, Purworejo, Java Tengah, Indonesia
Continues Feed Biomass Gasifier for Thermal Applications
A biomass waste wood gasifier plant, to provide thermal energy to dry 6 m3 of wood in 12
days. This system is developed by Biomass Energy Purworejo, Java Tengah, Indonesia for
small industry thermal applications to save fossil fuel, create energy from waste and reduce carbon footprint of the business and industries.
Mikael Sjöblom, Meva Innovation AB, Sweden
Meva Innovation AB has been working on a new VIPP (Vortex Intensive Power Process) cyclone gasifier and gas cleaner. They have had a 500kw CHP Pilot plant operating since 2009, and are building a small CHP plant for a district heating (utility) which will be commissioned in September.
Your comments on the charcoal issue is right. This information is for the people who would be interested in charcoal making.
Not properly dried wood will never yield more than 20% charcoal and most of the pieces will be broken. Charcoal which is not broken in pieces, burn longer and gives more energy. In the market what is called Grade A charcoal, brings 30 to 40% more price than lump charcoal. What is most important today is try to make charcoal as clean as possible environmentally, even in traditional kilns.
Vesa Mikkonen February, 2011
BETEL, Bioresidue Energy Technology Private Limited
Biomass Gasifiers with technology from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
BETEL manufactures biomass gasifiers in various ranges using a wide range of agricultural residues, based on the technology developed from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. BETEL provides clients with a reliable source of alternate energy.
I learned from Johannes about this forum. Just like Johannes, I did a PhD at Paul Scherrer Institut and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in the field of Biomass Gasification. I wish I had known this forum back then because one of the goals of my thesis was to come up with a fixed bed gasifier in the 5 to 30 kWth scale which would operate at least one week non-stop. Fortunately, I did succeed in the end as you can read in my thesis.
Electricity from wood through the combination of gasification and solid oxide fuel cells
Grass for Power Generation
Johanes Judex, PSI April 2010
I have learned from this gasification network since three years and I learned a lot.
Thank you all, for sharing much information.
Most of the time I stayed in the background but now I want to post the link to my PhD thesis I did at the ETH Zuerich and Paul Scherrer Institut in Biomass Gasification.
I am not a native english writer so you will excuse the formal mistakes I made. Anyway I did my best to present:
Grass for power generation -- extending the fuel flexibility for IGCC power plants
The outline of the work is as follows:
The fuel: natural native grass (extensive), wood
The gasifiers: bubbling fluidised bed (5-10kW) & single pellet reactor
The sampling: continuous wet scrubber
The diagnostik: GC, GC/MS, ICP-OES, TC, Karl-Fischer, Draeger tubes, SID
The parameters: Lambda, temperature, bed material
The goal: Stable operation, product gas clean enough for gas turbine applications
The result: you have to read it and decide for yourself
Well, I hope there is something for everybody in this work.
Danish Technological University Updraft Gasifier Plant
DTU, Denmark, September 1, 2009
Today, operation started on Stirling DK's latest installation situated on the campus areas of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Approximately 1% of DTU's total power consumption and 2% of its heat consumption will be supplied by the installation.
The plant includes a Stirling engine with an output of 35 kWe of electrical power. The surplus heat from the plant, in the form of hot water, is fed into the district heating system of the DTU campus.
The plant is fuelled by wood chips originationg partly from cuttings from DTU park areas. In this way, the plant is a stand-alone facility that enables DTU to become partly self-sufficient with CO2-neutral power and heat from locally availabel fuel sources.
More information about the project can be found here.
Biomass Engineering UK Ltd Dortmund Site
Sam Heyes, Biomass Engineering Ltd., March 2009
From Biomass Engineering UK a very nice video of their CHP generator in
Gasification of Wood Chip Waste for Domestic Heat and Power - January 2009.
Ken Boak, January 30, 2009
Video of Honda Accord with GEK driving
Jim Mason, All Power Labs, Berkeley, CA, January 8, 2009
Here's the video of the first drive of the honda with the modified GEK in the trunk. The drive was around oakland and Berkeley California.
Namibia CBEND Gasifier TENDER NOTICE
Desert Research Foundation, Namibia, November 14, 2008
Rolf Uhle, Energies Naturals, October 11, 2008
Take a look at the attached Jensen Chopper pdf for well documented pictures of Rolf Uhle's Chopper.
University of Montana Bio-Energy Project: Energy Tech Practicum(5.4 MB ppt)
Brian Kerns, University of Montana, Alternative Energy Research and Development, firstname.lastname@example.org August 4, 2008
Mobile Gasifier for Truck
Philippe Raufast, November 20, 2007
Power generation using coir-pith and wood derived producer gas in diesel engines
S. Ramadhas,S. Jayaraja and C. Muraleedharana, October 2006
Fuel Processing Technology
Volume 87, Issue 10, October 2006, Pages 849-853
Ultimate test for Producer Gas
Doug Williams, Fluidyne Gasification, New Zealand, August 5, 2007
Since I began working with producer gas in 1976, the question of it's quality, and how to measure it in a way that clarifies it's purity, has never in my mind, been answered by gas analysis. I have seen many gas analysis presented to prove a gasifiers function, and therefore justify claims of how this gas can be used, but this can hide a multitude of problems within the gas making phenomena.