10-20kw Power Pallets - GEK Gasifier Why it’s different The Power Pallet is the culmination of our long-standing project to create an expertly engineered, small-scale gasification solution that is realistic for today’s user. While personal scale gasification has long held tremendous promise, the realities of making it work usually prove too much for regular mortals. The high bar of operator expertise and extreme sensitivity to fuel particulars, usually combine to make what seems simple in principle, exceedingly difficult in practice. The Power Pallet has significantly widened this window for success by embedding the needed “expertise” in an onboard electronic brain. This Gasifier-Engine thermal integration significantly improves tar conversion, fuel flexibility and general efficiency of the gasifier-engine system. The result is a compact and technically advanced solution. Engine and Genhead Options The Power Pallet uses a GM 4cyl 3.0 liter spark fired engine. ENGINE AND GENHEAD MANUALS are available here.
Exemples de cartes mentales pour préparer une réunion et l'animer DÉMARCHE POUR COMPRENDRE ET SOLUTIONNERCHACUN DES POINTS À L'ORDRE DU JOURSuggestion : changer d'animateur pour chaque point Carte créée avec le logiciel NovaMind par Gideon King, propriétaire du logiciel NovaMind Titre anglais : Agenda: overall meeting objective Examples: Decide X Determine Y Understand Z(reproduction autorisée par Nigel, NovaMind Sales Team 2009/12/20) Home « Gasifier Experimenters Kit resources Examples of mind maps Click on a mind map to enlarge. Would you like to use one of these mindmaps? Or need a higher resolution version? If yes, please click here Figure 1: Combating Global Warming mindmap*NOTE: Translated versions of this mindmap Figure 2: Behaviour Change for Climate Change*Note: Behaviour Change for Climate Change Guide Figure 3: Chemistry mindmap Figure 4: Health mindmap Figure 5: Human Biology mindmap (Central Nervous System) Figure 6: Energy Saving Tips for your School Figure 7: Science of global warming Figure 8: Impacts of global warming Figure 9: Strategies for taking action on climate change Figure 10: Waking up to climate change Figure 11: How to connect with nature Figure 12:Creating effective behaviour change programs Figure 13: Get Motivated Figure 14: Get Ready for Exams Figure 15: How to Mind Map Figure 16: Procrastination Buster Russian Translation: Procrastination mind mapPortuguese Translation: Afaste a procrastinacao Figure 17: Breaking the cycle of cynicism
A Rocket Stove Made From a Five Gallon Metal Bucket The principle behind a rocket stove is simple–rather than cooking on an open fire, you burn wood in an insulated chimney. Rocket stoves are highly efficient and easy to make. They run on twigs, so you can avoid cutting down a whole tree just to cook dinner. We’ve had a rocket stove made out of brick in our backyard for several years. Using a piece of 4″ vent pipe and a 90º elbow, I made the chimney. I traced the outline of the vent pipe on to the lid of the bucket and cut this hole out with a jig saw. Using the vent pipe as a guide again, I cut out a 4″ hole near the bottom of the bucket. I used one part clay (harvested from the yard) to six parts vermiculite as my insulation material. With the vent pipe in place, I packed the insulation into the bucket and let it dry for a few days before putting the lid on. I found a barbecue grill at Home Depot that rests on the top of the bucket to support a pot. The last step was to add the new Root Simple stencil to the back.
TROMPE - Powered Passive Aeration of Mine Water Thursday December 12, 2013 (Revision of video posted Tuesday, June 18, 2013) PITTSBURGH, PA — In the 1600s, Italian engineers discovered a way to compress air using only gravity and water. Later on, Spanish engineers working on ways to improve iron production, realized this technique could be used to drive their tools. In the 20th century, modern engineers realized the advantages of using the same device to drive tools used in underground mining while also supplying fresh air to miners. However, the device called a "trompe," which had remained in use for hundreds of years, faded from use because of the advent of internal combustion power and the ready availability of electricity. On June 18, 2013, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's Applied Sciences and Technology Transfer Program introduced a new project that uses a modern version of the ancient technology to clean up pollution from 20th-century mining. Both trompe sites are showing promising results.
Making a simple Savonius wind turbine by Lance Turner There are many situations where you might need a small amount of electricity, for instance running gate openers, safety lights, water level indicators and other low-power devices. While solar would seem like the ideal solution, quite often this is not possible due to location and shading problems. Just such a situation arose when I decided to make our new gates automatic. Why have automatic gates anyway? Anyway, I decided to provide power to the electric gate openers from a small wind turbine. The gate opener system itself is a home-made job, using car windscreen wiper motors driving long brass threaded shafts. Too much turbulence I briefly thought about what type of turbine I could install and how it would look. This type of vertical axis rotor is very robust and durable if built correctly, is relatively slow turning and can be easily built at home, without the hassles of aerofoil blade design and other problems associated with horizontal axis ‘propeller’ type turbines.
GEK Wiki / Run an Engine with the GEK return to How to Build and Run the GEK Gasifier How to do wood gas conversions for gasoline, diesel, and propane/natural gas engines with the GEK Gasifier. Have you welded and painted and properly assembled the GEK Gasifier? Have you fired up the flare and adjusted the results until you get a clean gas? If so, you've graduated to the next level: run an engine with the GEK to start making power. Below are the instructions and suggestions you will need to get started. How to size your engine We are currently selling the GEK in two sizes: The smaller size is a 3'' reduction bell capable of producer gas flows up to 40m3/hr with the ability to support ~13HP for an engine or 10kW generators. When considering an engine for a vehicle conversion it is useful to refer to some of the conversion relations here. Relating Gasoline/Diesel to Woodgas to HP to KWe in your vehicle or genset 1 gal of gasoline or diesel will make about 15HP of shaft power for one hour. 60MPG = 1gal/hr or 15HP for one hour I. II.
Jean Pain Compost Heating | Ingienous Designs - Iceweasel Jean Pain was an ingenious French inventor who composted woody biomass on his farm to make fertile soil while collecting large amounts of emission-free energy. The Jean Pain Mound is a large pile of chipped forest wood brush (up to 40 tons) with a bioreactor in the middle and plastic piping spiraling through the pile to absorb the heat of decomposing wood mass. It produces: methaneheat for hot watercompost from wood chips His exciting discovery is the basis of an integrated and holistic energy and soil solution to build decentralized and resilient communities around the globe. Figure 1: A Jean Pain Compost (Source: Compost Power Network) The Compost Power Network is a not-for-profit educational networking organization dedicated to expanding the use of regenerative soil-building energy systems based on woody biomass and who have a mandate to: Their team includes experts on: forestrypermaculturecompost sciencerenewable energybiogas engineeringlocal economic development Design-Build Notes
DIY: Beer Can Into Camping Stove You can whip one of these up in a matter of minutes. They’re so easy to make and they work really well. First find yourself some scissors and a beverage can and then start the above video. This is an inexpensive way to be prepared in the event of a power outage as these stoves give off a lot of heat and have the ability to cook large meals. They also make great holiday gifts for friends and family. For more great repurposing ideas, check out Repurposing 24/7 Image: Vimeo camp stoveDIYRepurposing Related Posts « After Reading This, You’ll Never Look at a Banana in the Same Way Again The Remedy For Everything But Death »
Coolest Hack Ever? Cool Water + Pipes + Fan = DIY AC When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you an apartment with no air conditioning, you grab some supplies and make your own air conditioner. A clever Flickr user did just that and documented his project with annotated pictures. Starting off with a regular oscillating tabletop fan, he wrapped copper tubing in a spiral around the front and back of the fan. Fish tank pumps cycle cold water up, through the coils, and back down. Build a Homemade Mosquito Trap Mosquitoes are more than just annoying pests in your yard or garden. Mosquitoes carry many diseases including West Nile, encephalitis and malaria. There are many commercial products to rid your landscape of these dangerous insects. Most of these products are quite expensive, however. A homemade mosquito trap is a simple, cost effective way to protect your yard and family from unsafe mosquitoes. How it WorksMosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide (CO2) that we exhale. Your homemade mosquito trap will use yeast to create CO2. MaterialsTo build your homemade mosquito trap, you'll need: 1 plastic two-liter drink bottle, emptied and cleaned. Putting it Together Cut the top off the two-liter bottle just below the point where the top merges into the cylinder. Using The TrapYour homemade mosquito trap will work indoors or out. You'll need to replace the yeast mixture about every two weeks.