Yeah what started out as a hobby turned into a full time business over night for me. It wasnt intentional it just sort of happened that way. I launcehd a website earlier this year thinking it would be a side hobby type of business. Something I could do in my spear time.
I was wrong!!
In four short months Ive had to quit my job as field service engineer for a CNC machine tool company and go into this full time. I have established dealers around the US, Canada and the UK. I just started shipping machines a couple weeks ago in beta form.
My little M-1-SGU is what started it all and it is what I would consider a micro gaisifier. I run a 2000 watt 2.8 HP gen with it. It will run a 1300 watt load for 5 hrs. I run pellets in its small form and it performs pretty decent. I will be installing a mount plate for a hopper vibrator for it going forward. Here is vid of it running a 4000 gen under 1500 watt load. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-uLwejWSVc&list=UUIj9jrb2pG4mNb_njWMKxPg...
This unit can be expanded to make it bigger as well. http://www.vulcangasifier.com/M-1-SGU.html
I am prepping my 67 JD round fender tractor for an updated M-1. Im probably going to convert it to run on ethanol and bump up the compresion and advance the timing. I will create a thread for this build later.
The unit in my avitar is the E-1 it is spec'd to run around 50 hp engines or around 30 cfm through the unit. I just lauched this unit and am still testing. I have a customer that will be bringing a Farm All M here to the shop to have one installed. I am considering launching another unit that is just a much larger version of the M-1 that may be better siuted for this aplication. This cuctomer is prepared to help with finance and development.
Ive been around in the altnrgy online comunity for some time although much of what I have done has been on private forums. Woodgas was something I took on a few years ago along with many other technologies. I believe I have much to offer to boimass to syngas technologies. My background spans back about 20 years in building speacial automated machinery and engineering. Also I was a certified auto tech. Ill update my profile with all this later. I gotta get back to work. LOL
Thanks for this site there is much to learn here.