The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is a governmental agency that is responsible for the foundation and implementation of national science and technology R&D plans. One of its important missions is to strengthen international cooperation in science and technology with other countries, especially with developing countries. Since 1989, international technical training workshop/courses on various subjects have been conducted in China every year under the auspices of MOST as a part of its international scientific and technical cooperation programs.
The Workshop on Technology and Utilization of Biomass Gasification, sponsored by Department of International Cooperation of MOST, organized by, Liaoning Institute of energy Resources (LIER), will be held in Yingkou, China in 2011.
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.
We are world leaders in decentralized generation and distribution of electric power.
Husk Power Systems (“HPS”) lighted the first village from its first 100% biomass based power plant that uses discarded rice husks to generate electricity in August 2007 and today it has installed 60 mini-power plants that power ~ 25,000 households in more than 250 villages and hamlets and impact lives of approximately 150,000 people in rural India.
Greg Manning, Canadian Gasifier Ltd, September, 2010
I'm running a gasifier that to date, ran continuous (without shutdown) for
2 months, this was the limit of the steels used to build the unit, upon examination the delamination of the steel in the internal "hot spot" areas was so severe that these areas had to be replaced with new items. not once but twice during the heating season.
we have moved away from steels in these critical areas, and on to refractory, and are preparing for a new set of tests this coming winter (this is a building heating only gasifier).
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Leland T. "Tom" Taylor, Thermogenics Inc, August, 2010
This is a 100kw gasification system which I have been working on and is fully operational. It is ideal for hospitals, pharmaceutical conversion, military battlefield waste conversion and the like. It is eminently portable and highly efficient.
You can see we've gone back to a traditional C channel frame skid under the engine genset. The CNC cut version turned out to be more work than the benefits realized. The C channel method is stronger with about the same weight. On top you can see the new 55gal stainless steel drum hopper. And on the bottom we've added rubber mounting feet under the skid and under the GCU box to further isolate vibration.
The focus of the weekend will be on running the GEK, BEK and Power Pallet. This will be hands-on learning and running more than project building for this round. Hands will get dirty. Biochar, clean gas and electricity will be made. Arrive at the end of the weekend knowing how to make it all work back at your homestead.