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Facts about Producer Gas Engines

G. Sridhar and Ravindra Babu Yarasu June, 2011

We are pleased to learn of this paper, in which Sridhar and Yarasu connect and engine that is designed to run on producer gas to a downdraft gasifier, and learn a lot of new things; one of which is that the engine runs efficiently at a higher compression ratio without any problems with knock. They do a great job of presenting the results from their trials, and then comparing standard modeling tools and finding where the gaps are. Well worth the read.

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GTZ Report: Smale Scale Energy from Biomass

GTZ Hera Report, August 2010

Experience with Small-scale Technologies for Basic Energy Supply:

Part I: Biomass Gasification

Small-scale Electricity Generation from Biomass GTZ-HERA has looked more closely into the small-scale use of biomass for rural off-grid electrification. Results are disillusioning.

Following the hype and frustrations over a global bio-fuel market, expectations regarding biomass now focus on local power generation in rural areas of developing countries. International organisations and donors advocate wood gasification, biogas, and vegetable oil as sustainable sources for decentralized power supply. Countless success stories on biomass use for small-scale electricity generation have been published.

Thermogenics 100kw Gasification System

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.

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Good, old Gasification meets High-Tech Fuel Cells

Hello everybody,

    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

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      CU Burns 'Torrefied" Wood Instead of Pure Coal in Test

      KSMU Ozarks Public Radio, Friday, 14 August 2009

      City Utilities of Springfield invited local journalists out Thursday to witness an experiment in burning something other than coal to produce electricity. KSMU's Jennifer Moore took them up on the invitation and headed out.

      CU Experiments By Burning 'Torrefied' Wood

      First Commercial Heat and Power Plant in Switzerland Based on Wood Gasification

      First Commercial Heat and Power Plant in Switzerland Based on Wood Gasification
      Dasagren/Netpro, March 2007
      Wila 450 kWe

      http://www.netprorenewable.com/NETPRO/Field_exp/swissProj/SWISSPROJ_MAIN...

      The First Commercial Wood Gasification Heat and Power Plant in Switzerland Powered by an Indo-Swiss Gasifier

      CO2 Neutral Technology Ready for Large Scale Application in Europe

      India: Aruna Biomass Gasification

      <p>ARUNA Biomass Gasification<br /> S.Adhavan, Aruna Electrical Works (P) Ltd.,<p></p> Tamil Nadu, India November 2007<br /><span class="block"><br /> [img_assist|nid=565|title=Aruna Gasifier|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=400|height=268]<br /> [img_assist|nid=566|title=Engine Genset|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=400|height=328]<br /></span></p> <p class="MsoBodyText" style="text-align: left; text-indent: 0.5in; line-height: 150%">

      India: Gasification of bamboo for electricity

      <p>Gasification of bamboo for electricity<br /><br /> Government of India, Ministry of Science and Technology, DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DST) 2007<br /><br /><br /><br /> NMBA, National Mission on Bamboo Applications <a href="http://www.bambootech.org/index.asp">http://www.bambootech.org</a></p> <p>   </p> <p> DST/ NMBA has approved the establishment of a 25 Kwe fabricated<br /> gasifier with producer gas engine at Namsai, Lohit district.<br /><br />

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