Hi Wood Gassers,
Yesterday I went to the Common Ground Fair and met a very interesting retailer:
I have been unsure about where to go next with gasification because the Victorias just boringly run. Sure, I could make them bigger, but that is not a huge technical challenge. Running 24 hours doesn’t interest me because the Gas Station will eat more fuel than I(and others) am willing to make if you try run it that way. Plus you really don’t need to. Six hours of battery charging is all I would ever do. I need something with more interest factor. I think it is time for the Ranger to run on hay hockey pucks.
The challenge will be to control the temperatures so the ash blows through and does not clinker. This is a fuel with a known high ash content and problems. That could be an interesting project, to have closed loop control with an Arduino so I stay below water gas shift temperatures and make just CO.
I just thought I would post the link in case any one else wants to try this fuel. It’s a major step forward to my end goal of ag residue powered farm equipment.