Yup here is yet another charcoal topic lol
Ok so here is something Im exploring. Raw Sawdust mixed in with charcoal. There has been some talk about a sawdust gasifier. Well what if; we mix in saw dust with the charcoal? I did just this today and started with a mild mixture of roughly 8:1 ish. After the run the intake of engine adaptor was bone dry and clean. So next run Im going to add more!! haha!!
This brings up the charcoal grinder. The first thing I see, is we need to Sloooooo0wwwWW those grinders way down. Why such the big hurry?? Slow these things down and crank up the torque so they can crush the wood that has not been charcoaled. If this wood is torified and is minimal this added in the charcoal I don’t think will hurt a thing. Maybe the guys with more experience can chime in on that.
Another observation I dont have the dust problem on the cross draft unit like I do with the updraft versions. So I am no longer screening the fuel and am now purposely trying to clog up the filter. I think on this cross draft the dust is burning up on the top side of the oxidation and adding heat. By the time it gets to the core of the oxidation process its burned up to nothing.
Turbo charging is now back on my plate. With charcoal being so clean like NG clean I can now implement turbos and that will be happening soon!! Based on the Tractor I built I bet turbo charged charcoal system will well exceed a direct wood gas system. The current machine is not quite what I can get out of a direct wood gas system. But the piece of mind knowing my engine will start after it cools down is worth that tiny loss. lol
Also new is teaming the M-Series. I have now designed the M-1 Standard to piggy back the M-1 Max. The standard is simplified and can be added cheap. This does a whole bunch of things for us. One is you add fuel capacity. One unit doubles run time, add another it triples it and so on. Next with two units you can refill the gasifiers on the fly. If both units are equipped with shut off valves; you can shut one off, refill and or service the unit while the other one keeps the generator running. Open the valve back up and bring that one back online and now you can recharge the other unit for continues operation. Then lastly you can simply run larger generators or even a vehicle with teaming.