United States of America
Wes Tyler at Icy Straits Lumber, Tom Miles, and Jim Mason with All Power Labs, Alaska, 2012
In Alaska, there are a lot of remote villages that generate electricity by using small oil generators. But, transport costs and fuel costs have made the electricity very expensive, and the costs of heating their homes and generating electricity has been a burden on the businesses and families in the rural areas.
Icy Straits Lumber, in Hoonah, Alaska is testing a small All Power Labs Gasifier at their lumber mill. They have a ready supply of the right kind of fuel, have staff familiar with this type of equipment, and need some extra power, that's less expensive than the imported fuel they'd normally be using. This will be a good place to see if this type of gasifier will work well in the winters in Alaska, and if so, it may be recommended to other communities.
For more information, see the article by Ketichikan community Radio:
25 to 50 ton/day Gasifier
Asking $399,000 USD,
AS IS WHERE IS
- Primary operations on scrap tires, but also suitable for wood or MSW
- Air-blown, Slagginggasifier (could be modified to dry ash removal)
- Custom whole tire compression feeder
- ~2500hours of operation
Seller willing to carry some short-term financing. Plant located near Price, Utah, USA
For inquiries, send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Jim Mason, May, 2011
There's a new set of photos for the current generation of 10kw GEK Power Pallets:
Echo Energy Group, February 2011
South Carolina, USA
Echo Energy Group produces modular, skid mounted self contained pyrolisis gasification systems that can use a variety of fuels.
United States Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), August, 2010
Gasifipedia appears to focus on Coal Gasification, but it has nice clear illustrations and information that is both introductory and more detailed.
Jim Mason, GEK, June, 2010
Here's a gallery of the most recent power pallet we shipped. This one went to Latvia.
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.
Chicago Daily Herald, Naperville IL Jan, 2010
The Stalk Stoker biomass gasifier is being used in Naperville, IL to power the city's fleet vehicles.
From the Herald web site: Naperville aims to run city vehicles on 'gasified' bio-waste
A partnership of Packer Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory, Naperville and the College of DuPage, with contributions from Northern Illinois University and the University of Illinois.