Gasifier will run an engine
Post date: Mar 06, 2013 10:31:5 PM
The first successful running of the gasifier happened on March 1 and it was demonstrated on March 2 at the Traditional and Green Skills Day in Prairie Farm WI. The first run lasted about a half hour with some of that running unattended. The gasifier only ran once at the skills day for a short period of time. The flare did work well for most of the time but the flame was clear enough that it was hard to see. The O2 sensor was not working correctly so its control of the servo was disconnected and moved manually. A fair amount of work still needs to be done to make things look nicer and to make it run reliably.
More pictures are on their way.