How cool is this? This is like that Back to The Future car!
The Gasifier Experimenters Kit (GEK) offers beginners through experts an easy way build, compare and customize a wide variety of gasifier reactor types and configurations. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or a university researcher, the GEK will get you over the starting hurdles of biomass gasification, and on to the more rewarding work of refining specific architectures, testing fuels, and making power.
The GEK kit is designed in a modular fashion which allows for easy switching between common reactor types and operating regimes. Each “reactor type” is a separate assembly that bolts into a common “gas cowling and ash handling” base. See here for the full list of planned GEK reactors. Within each reactor type, relevant variables are easily adjusted and sub-assemblies are simply replaced via standardized “bolt to” flanges.
The result is a Lego system of gasification- a motivated and flexible building system enabling you to run, compare and share results over a wide range of architectures and commonly discussed –but rarely implemented– “expert configurations”.