Packaged biomass gasification solution

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Chris Watkins

Aug 30, 2012, 3:03:13 AM8/30/12
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Interesting bit of tech - forwarded to me by Mitra Ardron and Benjamin de Vries .

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From: Mitra Ardron...
Date: 30 August 2012 02:46
Subject: Fwd: [GEKnews] Indonesia AR demo day- Sept 15th. Fall workshop at APL set for Oct 12-14

Hi this is some interesting biomass gasification technology. Packaged gasification solution, and I'm pretty sure its all open-source.

Last time I saw it, it was impressive but still needed some work to make it run continuously but that was a year ago and I suspect its been improved  since then,

I'm CC-ing Bear at GEK on this and I'm sure he can answer any questions.

- Mitra

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Subject: [GEKnews] Indonesia AR demo day- Sept 15th. Fall workshop at APL set for Oct 12-14
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 06:29:19 -0700

Indonesia AR Demo Day: Saturday, Sept 15th.

As part of the Authorized Representative program launch, we're holding a demo / meet / greet day in Indonesia for those interested from the region.  This is fairly short notice (2+ weeks out), but we hope it is enough time to gather those from Indonesia and mainland South East Asia that want to see a machine in person and/or talk to APL staff in person.  The opportunity to do this demo just appeared so we're going with it despite the less than ideal notice.

The gathering will be at the Yogyakarta Muhammadiyah University (UMY) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  The University runs a very interesting "Centre of Excellence" in collaboration with the Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands, to train and promote work in biomass based energy solutions for rural Indonesia.  The program has been working in biogas for several years, and recently acquired a GEK Power Pallet, for which they have invited us over to commission-- thus the opportunity for the larger demo day.  Here's what things looked like last week when they received their Power Pallet and removed the box.

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The demonstration will take place in the Bio-energy lab next to the Energy Efficient House from 9am through the afternoon on September 15th.  Dusty (Director of Sales) and Teiwaz (head of Power Pallet commissioning at APL) will be the individuals onsite for the demo (as well as previous week commissioning and training UMY staff).  The plan is to run various local fuels, and generally teach the gathered how the Power Pallet works.  There will be adequate time to explore specific AR questions with Dusty during and after the program.

The address is for the demo.

Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
jl. Lingkar Barat Tamantirto, Kasihan
Yogyakarta 55182. 

More information about the university is here:

If you would like to join us, please RSVP to "" or directly to brian at "".  Dusty is out of the office until the day before he gets on the plane, but others in the sales group can help with coordination.

Fall Workshop at APL

We've set the date for the fall workshop weekend at APL as Friday-Sunday, Oct 12-14.  As usual, many things will happen-- the specifics of which we are not yet sure of (other than the date).   Many of you have been asking for a date, so we thought we should oblige.  Specifics on date activities will come soon (right after Burning Man, to which everyone seems to be leaving the building for at the moment) (confused, see

As usual, if you are coming from overseas, we're glad to provide visa support letters, and otherwise help to arrange logistics.  You can direct questions and RSVPs to "".  The workshop is free for GEK or Power Pallet owners.  Otherwise the weekend is $125 per person.  

September Open House

Our monthly open house series continues at APL on Friday, September 14th, 5-7pm.   All interested are invited to come tour our facility, eat our pizza and drink our beer, and see a Power Pallet run.  If you plan to join us, please RSVP to "".  

We hope to see you soon, at one of the above events.


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