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Access to appropriate feedstock is the first and most important consideration that will determine whether or not the Power Pallet is right for your application.
For a detailed list of suitable feedstocks, please see this feedstocks page.
Using an unapproved feedstock will void the warranty.
The following feedstocks will not work with the Power Pallet.
The Power Pallet converts biomass into electricity at the rate of 1 kg of feedstock to 1 kWh of electricity. The following table shows the approximate mass of feedstock required per period of operation:
The Power Pallet PP30 currently converts about 5% of the feedstock into char-ash, which is usable as biochar soil amendment. The machine is not designed primarily for biochar production; this biochar is only a byproduct of gas production. But our newest products, the CharPallet and CharTainer, our Combined Heat and Biochar (CHAB) pyrolyzer systems, can convert 25 and 250 kg per hour of woody waste into 5 and 50 kg respectively of the highest quality, high temperature, electrically active biochar while being capable of also generating up to 500 kW of hydronic thermal energy.
The PP30 Power Pallet has a minimum required load of 3kW to keep the reactor hot enough to produce clean gas, and a maximum continuous electrical output of 22 kW at 50 hz, and 25 kW at 60 hz; when stabilized by an active grid connection this increases slightly to 24 kW at 50 hz, and 27 kW at 60 hz. Thermal output is proportional to electrical output, 1.5 times with the standard 2 stage CHP and double with the optional 3rd exhaust stage. If you have an individual load that exceeds the capacity of the Power Pallet, it is possible to synchronize multiple Power Pallets together using our grid-tie module to form a microgrid with greater capacity.
The Power Pallet is intended to operate in sessions that are 12-15 hours long. It is not designed to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The most common maintenance items are emptying the char-ash canister, the cyclone soot canister, and draining the condensate vessel. These are done daily.
In general, the maintenance and repair required for the complex gasifier system will be in addition to whatever maintenance would normally be required on a fossil-fuel-powered genset. Also due to the nature of the syngas, maintenance on the genset’s engine will be somewhat higher than on a comparable fossil-fuel genset.
For additional information about maintenance items, see the maintenance section in our Operator’s Manual.
The Power Pallet needs to be kept out of the rain and away from excessive sun exposure. The facility you house the Power Pallet in should have excellent ventilation, and should have a fire-proof hood over the start-up flare. The minimum clearances required for the machine are indicated in this graphic:
If you are interested in purchasing a Power Pallet, we can prepare a price quote for you. Each unit is custom made to our customers specifics in our Berkeley facility. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The terms of payment— 50% downpayment, 50% before delivery. We ship door-to-port, according to incoterms EXW (ex-works).
The lead time is 120 days from the date of downpayment. If you would like a shipping estimate, please email us and let us know what port at which you would like to receive the shipment, and we will obtain an estimate. But please note that the price of shipping often changes between the time of ordering and the time the item is ready to deliver.
We offer a money back satisfaction guarantee with some limitation. See our warranty page for details on this guarantee and the warrantee we provide for our products. https://www.allpowerlabs.com/products/warranty
The Power Pallet has several options and accessories that may make it better suited for your intended application:
If you have any additional questions, please email me, and I will do my best to answer your questions.
Director of Sales
ALL Power Labs
1010 Murray St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
Interested in learning more about ALL Power Labs gasification systems? Come to our open house, the second Friday of each month. Electric Vehicles eat for FREE! Bring yours and we’ll feed it electricity produced sustainably from wood chips and nut shells.