So yeah turns out I am alive!! Haha
Yeah been crazy busy moving and trying to keep up on manufacturing, while juggling a shoe string budget to make it all happen. Things are finally slowing down a bit, but we still have tons to do to get the shop organized yet. Inventory is a mess and it all has to be sorted through. Starting to make way on builds, we will be shipping three machines plus some small stuff here next week. This will be the first time we have shipped anything in months.
Had a string of bad luck this January while trying to get all this done nothing was on my side. Started out with that bad flu, next clutch went out in my truck no place to do it shop was full so out in the snow in this miserable winter we have here in Mi. I no sooner get that fixed and the spun a bearing. Then my dog got loose and was up by the road, so I grab a hold of her by the collar to redirect her back up to the house. She was a bit excited and began spinning around until she broke one of my fingers and dislocated one other. Snap!!! lol
Life goes on, Im now starting work on continuing new development from earlier; this has evolved a bit after a lot of observation of the current stove.
I think ive figured out a way to build the stove so it is dual mode. This reactor will also be able to fill other products. The new development now will be to develop a pellet fuel gasifier that is the equivalent of the current chip machines. This way we can carry over a lot what is already developed, so we are only re inventing part of the wheel.
So this first version will be in indoor unit and will work in two modes; a heating mode where we introduce air for combustion immediately at the grate. Then a Engine run mode where we cut this air supply off and save the gas for engine combustion. This will be a flare less unit and all other variants will also have this feature. Basically at first light up it will smoke just like you typical gasifier until the grate gases ignite and thats it. You wont see anything the smoke will be gone and you will know its ready. This indoor unit will only be the reactor portion and the gas cooler for heat exchange. There will then be an out door processing unit that the condensate will drain into and this will have an additional cooler and filtering for engine running. When in heat mode the gas will bypass most the filtering and a blower will be used to induce an artificial draft out top of this unit.
Cost and ease of manufacturing is also a big focus. this will be a very advanced unit but at the same time simpler and more cost effective to manufacture.
New rocket stove I am also working on, I have a guy that is going to aid in getting this in front of investors to enter into mass retail.
New Hearth / Combustion Chambers will be jet less. They will have a simpler air ring / air difuser set up. This will simplify manufacturing and save a lot of time and cost. It also opens up a lot of possibilities I can change architecture and tune with out need of completely remaking the hearth pieces. This is two Stage gasification process with optional third stage gas combustion. .
This is the guts this will have an outer enclosure much like the Evolution machines have to really polish it up.