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.
Again the point of this side hopper adaptation of the GEK is to get the gasifier into a more horizontal form factor, which better fits in cars, as well as eliminate the drying loads from the combustion zone.
The architecture here uses the waste heat in the output gas to do the drying. The goal is fuel entering the reactor at 0% moisture, then adding it back in as steam via the preheating "air inlets" to the degree the combustion temps allow.
We also entered the honda in a contest on the DIY site, www.Instructables.com, with a pile of craftsman tools as the award.
Tools are good. We all need more of them. So if you would like, please go vote for us, which is also generally a vote for more gasification in the public eye. the instructable is here:
The instructable has a full copy of the GEK gasifier plans and
fabrication/assembly instructions. It also allows downloading them
as a single pdf, which our wiki can't do.