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At Icy Straits Lumber, will a small Gasifier reduce costs in Alaska?

Wood Gasifier at Icy Straits Lumber, Wes Tyler and John Hillman

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:
http://www.krbd.org/2012/10/19/can-small-wood-gas-systems-lower-rural-en...

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Video of Honda Accord with GEK driving

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JyazgRBtq8&eurl=http://www.instructables...

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Frank Shields Demonstrates the Gasifier Experimenter's Kit (GEK)

Frank Shields Demonstrates the Gasifier Experimenter's Kit (GEK)
Tom Miles, August 8, 2008

Frank with GEK at ETHOS Stove Camp 2008
Frank with GEK at ETHOS Stove Camp 2008

GEK and Burner
GEK and Burner

Frank Shields demonstrated Jim Mason's Gasifier Experimenter's Kit (GEK) at the ETHOS 2008 Stoves Camp in Cottage Grove, Oregon, August 5-9, 2008. Frank gave the gasifier it's first trials at the Stoves Camp which is held annually at Aprovecho Research Center to train people in making improved cooking stoves for developing countries.(See Biomass Cooking Stoves http://www.bioenergylists.org)

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