This is the direction I am going and the current development is geared toward that goal There are already Solid Oxide Fuel Cells that can input our gas directly with the sulfur removed.
The SOFC are nearing 80% conversions, so if this holds true with producer gas this nearly 4 times the efficiency gain over the little ICE engines we are currently using today. So with that said, indeed the fuel cells will come with a hefty price tag, however with our technology we can shed a lot of the controls and management. However we will need more advanced filtering, possibly implementing refrigerated coolers and will need to pressurize the gas in that process to make sure we are squeezing anything in suspension out. (moisture’s and tars) The gas will then need the sulfur removed to prevent poisoning of the cells.
The drawback is most of the cells have a cycle life much like batteries. But with our tech we can run 25/7 with this technology and simply run at a lower output, saving cost. Just a small set up making 1000 to 1500 watts round the clock would be plenty to run your typical home off grid.
Think about that. this is continuous heat and hot water plus 1500 watts electric round the clock at 80% efficiency!! This = very small low consumption gassier system!!
So this is where Im going with next generation systems. They will use Hydrogen plasma reactors with very little natural aspiration to cut down the Nox input air. This again will reduce the size of the gasifier. The steam produced from the fuel cell will be input back into the gasificaiton process for steam reforming again making the system smaller. Could potentially see a very powerful CHP system smaller than typical dish washer.