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ALL Power Labs is the new global leader in small-scale gasification. We make gasifiers that are ready for everyday use, to serve real world distributed energy needs.

Our project started in 2008 with the open source Gasifier Experimenter’s Kit (GEK), supporting research, education and DIY hacking in biomass thermal conversion.  Four years later it has evolved into the Power Pallet— a fully automated solution for personal scale biomass power generation. Today you can find over 300 of our systems in 40 countries, supporting research in over 50 universities.

We invite you to join us for the ongoing collaborative process of refining GEK systems, and proving gasification to be a uniquely powerful solution for individual scale energy independence.


The Full Solution: 10kW & 20kW Power Pallet

The Power Pallet is a complete biomass power generation solution that converts woody biomass into electricity, heat and PTO shaft power.  It is a compact and fully automated system -from wood chips in to electricity out- delivered at the breakthrough price point of $1-2/watt equipment cost.

Power Pallets are available in 10kW and 20kW sizes, using Kubota and GM spark fired engines, paired with Mecc Alte AVR gen heads.  The resulting combination delivers stable electricity from biomass at 120/208/240vac, 60hz or 50hz, in single, split or three phase.

Why it’s different

The Power Pallet is distinguished by its ease of use, compact size and affordable price.  It is a solution that delivers the hands-off non-tended operation expected from contemporary power generation equipment.

These advantages are the result of breakthroughs in electronic control and waste heat recycling.  An onboard computer provides the expertise usually required from a trained operator.  A multi-stage gasification architecture, combined with an innovative gasifier-engine thermal integration, significantly improves tar conversion and fuel flexibility.

Base price:

10kW Power Pallet: $18,995 USD + shipping
20kW Power Pallet: $26,995 USD + shipping 

For more information, see the Power Pallet page.

The Core Machine:  Gasifier Experimenter’s Kit


The Gasifier Experimenters Kit (GEK) makes it easy for beginners and experts alike to run high performance solutions in small scale gasification and pyrolysis. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, commercial user, or university researcher; the GEK will get you over the starting hurdles and onto the more rewarding work of making clean gas for power generation, or biochar for soil amendment.

The GEK is designed in a modular fashion for easy switch out between common reactor types and operating situations. You can use the GEK to run an expertly configured downdraft gasifier for fueling engines and generating electricity and heat. Or you can use the same system to create a multi-mode pyrolysis reactor (the BEK) for biochar making and soil studies.

The result is a uniquely powerful “LEGO system” of biomass thermal conversion. The GEK lets you deploy all the commonly discussed, but rarely implemented, “expert solutions”– and does so at the smaller-scale and lesser price needed for personal scale energy projects.

Build it or Buy it

You can “build-the-GEK-from-scratch” using our FREE open source CAD files.  Or, you can make it a little easier on yourself by getting one of our “weld-together” sheet metal kits.  Don’t want a fab project?  You can also buy the GEK fully fabricatedand ready for final assembly and firing on your end.For more information, see the GEK Basics page.

The Project and Collaborative Process

The GEK project is an experiment in collaborative science and open source engineering. GEK participants are working together to advance the science of gasification, and the engineering solutions to implement it meaningfully for today’s users.We’re convinced that a bottom up participatory ecology in energy is just as possible as it has been in computing and communications. We’re using the same methods of open designs, DIY hacking and online collaboration to move it along as quickly as possible.

We encourage you to join us for the adventure via the GEK forum or GEK wiki. Here you will find GEK enthusiasts gathered daily to help on each other’s projects, and generally grow the public knowledge base of gasification solutions.

You might also consider attending one of our hands-on weekend workshops in gasification and biochar. The workshops are held quarterly at ALL Power Labs in Berkeley Califiornia, and elsewhere around the world as sites and interest develop. See here for the workshop calendar.For more information, see the GEK forum or GEK wiki.


Questions? See our Frequently Asked Questions page.  Or Contact: sales [at] allpowerlabs [dot] org

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