Biomass Power Generator with Gasifier

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The B3-Biomass-BlackoutBlocker with GEK inside is comprised of the multi-stage gasifier, spark fired industrial engine, generator head, and
electronic controller.


The system automatically adjusts syngas/ air mixture via a wide band Bosch oxygen sensor, shakes the grate when reactor conditions require it, and removes ash via a mechanical auger. The Process Control Unit (PCU) monitors and responds to all internal reactor, filter and engine conditions, displaying the results on an LCD screen.

 

 

The Full Solution

The B3-Biomassblackoutblocker is a complete biomass power generation solution that converts woody biomass to electricity, heat, and PTO shaft
power.

It is a compact and fully automated system - from wood chips in to electricity out - delivered at the breakthrough price point of Euro 2- 3/watt.

B3-Biomassblackoutblockers are available in 10kW and 20kW sizes using Kubota and GM industrial engines, paired with Mecc Alte AVR gen heads.
The resultingcombination delivers stable electricity from biomass at 120/208/240 VAC, 60hz or 50hz, in single, split or three phase.

Power on Demand

The B3 Biomass BlackoutBlocker with GEKinside generates electricity as long as it is fed with biomass. Unlike solar or wind power, it is not effected by cloud coverage or wind strength.

Renewable Clean Energy
Power generation from biomass is clean and carbon neutral.

Affordable
Capital equipment costs from EUR 2,2 - 2,4 per watt, depending on specifications.
This is 60% less expensive than comparable solar or wind power systems.
The B3 Biomass BlackoutBlocker with GEKinside is one of the most affordable renewable energy systems on the market and delivers attractive ROI without economic subsidies.

Simple to Use and Maintain
The B3 Biomass BlackoutBlocker with GEKinside is simple to use after a short course of training. In addition, it is designed for ease of service and can be maintained by most engine or generator mechanics.

Electricity in Remote Areas
The B3 Biomass BlackoutBlocker with GEKinside uses locally available fuel. Unlike diesel, agricultural and forest waste are readily available and do not require shipping over long distances.

 

 

Why it's different

The B3-BiomassBlackoutBlocker with its GEK inside 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.

These advantages are the result of breakthroughs in electronic control and waste heat recycling.
An onboard computer provides the expertise usuallyrequired from a trained operator.
A multi-stage gasification architecture,combined with an innovative gasifier-engine thermal integration, significantly improves tar conversion and fuel flexibility

The result is a compact and technically advanced gasification solution that is practical for everyday users.









 

 

 

















 

Specifications  10 kW  20 kW 
Power Output  1-11,5 kW   3-22,5 kW 
Biomass Consumption  12 kg / 26 lbs per hour at 10 kW  22 kg / 50 lbs per hour at 20 kW 
Fuel Moisture Tolerance  Up to 32 %  Up to 32% 
Dimensions  1,2 x 1,2 x 2,5 m  1,2 x 1,3 x 2,5 m 

 

10kW   20kW  
Kubota DG 972   GM Vortec 3.0L 1-4  
Kubota engines have a well earned reputation for high reliability and extreme longevity in a wide variety of applications. Robust performance and compact footprint have made them the engine of choice for small scale industrial, agricultural and generator applications. This 962cc 3-cylinder inline gaseous fuel engine is based on the company's acclaimed diesel engines. The new combustion chamber, designed exclusively for the gaseous fuel engine, reduces emissions and raised compression ratio increases efficiency.   The Vortec 3.0 inline 4cyl engine is produced exclusively for industrial
and marine applications. It has the longest production history of any GM Powertrain industrial engine, with a well-earned reputation for durability
and reliability. The engine comes factory configured for gaseous fuels, with features including:
• Increased compression ratio
• Sintered powder metal exhaust
valve seat inserts for enhanced durability
• Nodular iron crankshaft for increased strength and durability.  

 

BIOMASS AS FUEL

-> The best fuel for the GEK gasifier is chunky, dry, carbon-dense woody biomass.
-> Fuels such as wood chips, chunks, nut shells and coconut shells ranging in size from 0.5" to 2" (10mm to 50mm) are ideal.
-> Many factors impact how frequently the hopper will need to be refilled.
-> Generator load is the main variable in fuel consumption rate.
-> However, bulkdensity varies with different biomass species, shape and size, thus hopper "fill capacity" varies as well.

 

Gasifying 1 kg of biomass  
produces about 2 m⊃3; of gas  
wich produces about 1 HP (PS)  
wich produces about 0,70 kW 

 

-> The best fuel for the B3 Biomass BlackoutBlocker with GEK inside is chunky, dry, carbon-dense woody biomass.
-> Fuels such as wood chips, chunks, nut shells and coconut shells ranging in size from 0.5" to 2" (10mm to 50mm) are ideal.
-> Many factors impact how frequently the hopper will need to be refilled.
-> Generator load is the main variable in fuel consumption rate.
-> However, bulk density varies with different biomass species, shape and size, thus hopper "fill capacity" varies as well.

 

FUEL TYPE  WILL IT WORK  HOW WELL  COMMENTS 
Hardwood Chips  Yes  Excellent  10 -50 mm chips 
Softwood Chips  Yes  Excellent  10 - 50 mm chips 
Nut shells  Yes  Excellent  Needs least preparations 
Coconut Shell  Yes  Excellent  Broken into chunks  
Coffee Grounds  Yes  Fair  Pelleteized 
Sawdust  Yes  Fair  Pelleteized 
Corn Cobs  Yes  Fair  Broken into chunks  
Manure  Yes  Fair  Dried to 30% moisture 
Rice Husks  Under development     
Straw or Husks  Under review and research     
Palm Pressings  Under review and research     
Algae  Under review and research     
Paper, Sugar Bagasse, Coconut Husk   These fuels are not appropriate for use
with the GEK Power Pallet at this point.
With varying level of processing, some
could be used in the future. 
   
Corn Stover, Poultry Litter, Municipal Solid , Waste, Trash, Tires, Leather Dust   These fuels are not appropriate for use
with the GEK Power Pallet at this point.
With varying level of processing, some
could be used in the future. 
   

 

Low Biomass Demand

The GEK Power Pallet is designed at a scale that allows individual users to easily source biomass fuel locally and sustainably. This feature allows for easy operation
and management without dependence on large-scale biomass supply chains, thus enabling operation in remote locations and developing countries.

 

  Biomass Fuel Consumption  Biomass Fuel Consumption  Biomass Fuel Consumption  Biomass Fuel Consumption 
  10 kW Engine @ 75% Load  10 kW Engine @ 75% Load  20 kW Engine @ 75% Load  20 kW Engine @ 75% Load 
1 hour  9 kg  7,5 kWh  18 kg  15 kWh 
8 hours  72 kg  60 kWh  144 kg  120 kWh 
24 hours  216 kg  180 kWh   432 kg  360 kWh 

 

Highest Efficiency Heat Recovery Solution @ the Gasification Unit
Tower Of Total Thermal Integration (TOTTI™)

--> Hot output syngas and IC engine exhaust have tremendous potential for augmenting the thermally challenged processes in a gasifier.
--> The B3 Biomass BlackoutBlocker with GEK TOTTI inside demonstrates a powerful new method to recover these waste heats and return them to the gasifier to do useful work.
--> The result is higher combustion temperatures for improved tar conversion, increased tolerance for high moisture fuels, and increased gasifier efficiency.
--> The TOTTI is an add-on to the basic GEK kit within the B3 BiomassBlackoutBlocker.

 

CONTROLLER UNIT

--> The PCU is an Arduino, open sourcesensing and control board based on the Atmel AVR processor.
--> The board is specifically designed for the types of instrumentation and automation needs found in biomass thermal conversion projects, whether research or commercial.
--> The board offers a generous number of thermocouple, pressure, analog signal, and rpm timer inputs, with a similarly generous array of PWM speed control, servo driver and higher current DC switched outputs.
--> Networking to other devices is supported via USB, serial, SD card and CANbus (the networking standard for contemporary engine systems).
--> The PCU is ideal for applications which require integrated instrumentation, datalogging and control

 

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