Off Grid Power in Liberia 

Report from COP21

The first week is finished at COP21, with less than a week to go until the deal is (hopefully) done. APL is attending these climate accord meetings to raise awareness about the potential of biomass gasification + biochar to make carbon negative energy. Gasification + biochar is a rare solution that can offset and replace fossil fuel emissions for contemporary power generation, as well as capture and and sequester additional carbon against previous fossil emissions. It is both fossil offsetting generation and atmospheric carbon drawdown together. The result is quite a few “a ha’s” at our booth with consequential folk, so we’re happy with the outcome and our ability to contribute to the exchange of ideas so far.

There are tens of thousands of delegates, activists, and business leaders here, all working to find common ground on which they can hammer out a binding agreement on limiting climate change. It is a rare gathering of the world working with seriousness to solve the ultimate problem of the commons. The main thing that has struck all the APL staff here is the seriousness of the project, and the willingness of various interest to promote solutions that are beyond their immediate self […]

APL is going to Paris for COP21 and carbon negative energy

Carbon negative renewable energy : a solution for climate, energy access, and human dignity

Or, why we’re going to Paris, and you should be, too (even if just in spirit)

Next week, the COP21 finale to two decades of climate talks will be starting in Paris. The goal is to finally wrangle the long and messy debate over the Earth commons into a binding accord and roadmap to avert disaster on our small blue dot.

APL will be in attendance at COP21, showing our machinery for carbon negative power generation in the La Galerie Des Solutions, just outside the Blue Zone at Le Bourget. The “Gasification + Biochar” = Carbon Negative Energy” solution for generating power while simultaneously drawing down atmospheric CO2 levels has not received adequate attention on the global policy stage. We hope to change this a bit with our presence in Paris next week. You are invited to join us if you can. We have free passes to give out for access to the main expo area. Write us at if you would like one, or to set up an appointment time to talk. Also, if your organization is holding an […]

From Workshop, to White House, to Silicon Valley

October has been–and continues to be–a big month for All Power Labs.


Tom Dinwoodie invests in, joins APL Board

Renewable energy pioneer Tom Dinwoodie leads investment round and joins APL Board of Directors. […]

$5,000 price reduction on APL Power Pallets

Today we are happy to announce a $5,000 reduction in the standard price of the APL Power Pallet. Whereas previously the PP20 cost $29,995, starting today it is reduced $24,995. […]

Run data from Liberia. CHP hot tub in Berkeley

Liberia power generation report for March, 2015 […]

Return of the GEK

GEK Gasifier, available again after two year hiatus


Streaming Live Online

STREAMING ONLINE ( In Berkeley) APL commissioning and long run test streaming online 16 hours a day, five days a week. Click here for the live feed


Dr. Dan Kammen, Global Energy Access Expert, Joins APL

All Power Labs is delighted to announce that Dr. Dan Kammen has agreed to join APL, as the founding member of our Board of Directors.


This Berkeley startup and its energy machines are about to take off

This story on APL was just published in the influential tech blog GigaOM: