ALL Power Labs offers biomass gasifiers and power generation systems at multiple levels of assembly and system integration. From “Complete power systems“ to ”experimenter/DIY kits,” you decide the relative amount of functionality you need in your finished system.
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It’s back! The machine that started a renaissance in small-scale gasification is available again, now in the form of fully integrated and automated gas-making system.
Why it’s different: The GEK Gasifier makes it easy for beginners and experts alike to run high performance solutions in small scale gasification. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, university researcher or OEM manufacturer; the GEK Gasifier will get you over the starting hurdles and onto the more rewarding work of making clean gas for power generation or experimental studies.
The Power Pallet is a complete biomass power generation solution that converts woody biomass into electricity. It is a compact and fully automated system -from biomass in to electricity out- delivered at the breakthrough price point of $1.50 per watt equipment cost. Now available with optional grid tie or multiple unit paralleling capacity.
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.
A fully enclosed, regulation-compliant version of the Power Pallet, with optional Combined Heat and Power (CHP).
ALL Power Labs has worked on developing a 100kW+ shipping container based gasification-genset system, aiming for a similar ease of transportation and onsite setup as the Power Pallet.
The Powertainer prototype was developed as part of a US Dept of Energy project with the University of Minnesota, Morris, Cummins Power, and the Diesel Research Lab of U of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The prototype granting period has ended, with project success on stated goals.
In February 2015 APL won a $2M grant from the Califiornia Energy Commission to finalize design of a 150KW Powertainer in a 20′ shipping container. We are now seeking a limited number of beta stage partners in California that might be interested in pilot systems during our development process. For more information, see the Powertainer page. Or Download the fact sheet here.
Accessories and Recommended Equipment
We offer two accessory systems that can help to optimize your installation:
Optional Accessory: Continuous Feed Airlock
To eliminate manual refilling of the hopper, ALL Power Labs is now offering a Continuous Feed Airlock as an option on all Power Pallets. Controlled by an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) with an array of sensors, this system allows a store of feedstock at ground level to be automatically fed, via a standard agricultural feed transport (not included), into the hopper through an automated gate valve on the hopper lid. The horizontal motion of the linear drive operating the gate valve is converted into a vertical sealing force by an innovative leaf spring system, ensuring an airtight seal and reliable operation.
The custom ECU, using an open-source processor with an APL -designed circuit board, reads data from sensors installed in the hopper and opens the gate valve when the feedstock is low, then signals the motorized feed transport to reload the hopper. Once it detects the hopper is full, the ECU shuts off the feed transport then closes the gate valve. This smart automation also reads gate position and motor-current sensors to assure safe operation for both operators and the Power Pallet. If problems are detected, the ECU will set the Continuous Feed system into various safe and stable modes and trigger alarms to alert the operator.
Optional Accessory: Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
Our Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Accessory can be added to our Power Pallets, more than doubling their total system efficiency by adding the thermal output to the electrical output. APL’s CHP System uses a flat plate heat exchanger to capture heat from the engine’s cooling system in this stage 1 system to raise the temperature of the working fluid by as much as 14 °C.
This is possible because only 20% of the energy contained in the feedstock is able to be converted to electricity by our genset. Most of the other 80% is normally lost via heat in the engine’s cooling system and exhaust. By recovering some of this heat, the CHP allows the total efficiency of the whole system to exceed 35% by delivering up to 20 kW of thermal energy in addition to the 18 kW of electrical energy. This heat can be pumped via the working fluid to other locations where it can used for radiant floor heating and numerous other processes.
Here are few third party tools to help realize all the potential of your gasifier system. We know of these from experience with some of our existing installations.
|The same chipper in use every week on our project in Liberia. It’s affordable and makes wood chips that are just the right size for the GEK.||Microgrid? You’re going to need a metering system. These meters from Lumeter, in use on our project in Haiti, offer easy set up via simple remote controls.|