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Pinch valve: Gear motor rotates lead screw, moving nut (and attached slide gate) up and down. Lowering the gate pinches 1″ I.D. Silicone rubber tubing shut. Raising it, opens the valve. The L298N H-bridge motor controller provides a simple inexpensive … Continue reading
An interesting very simple home batch digester design from Open Source Biotecture in Nepal: (One question: why is the truck inner tube in a barrel with water? What happens to the water when the bag fills and empties?
A modern steam engine, from Cyclone Power Technologies Consider for use in our Waste-to-Energy center. Burn multiple fuels or even use with solar, grid tied. Wonder if could pyrolize biomass with the exhaust temps. CPT has two different engines: a … Continue reading
Cassava in Vietnam: a Successful Story http://cropsforbiofuel.blogspot.com/
Jerusalem Artichoke Table 5. Tuber yield of four Jerusalem artichoke varieties in 3-row, 20-foot plots at Staples, MN – 1981. Variety Tuber Fresh Wt (lbs/acre) Tuber Dry Wt (lbs/acre) Dry Wt/Tuber (g) Columbia 22398 5769 15.7 Mammoth (MN) 8628 2166 … Continue reading
Alternative Crops Field Manual, U of Wisconsin Lucid Interactive Selection Tool, Tropical Forages
Energreen Development to produce biogas from drought tolerant sorghum Energreen Development is to produce bioenergy from a drought tolerant hybrid sorghum that yields high amounts of biomass but requires no irrigation. Energreen is a French company uniting the expertise of … Continue reading
Cost-effective renewable bioenergy, electricity, food production and more. SWEET SORGHUM: Fantastic for farmers, fuel, food, and our future. AgriFuels is a next-generation agribusiness and renewable energy project. The project employs a high-yielding, proprietary variety of the powerful energy plant sweet … Continue reading
Hybrid batch/continuous design a la UC Davis Anaerobic Phased Solids (APS) system. Also described in David House’s Biogas Handbook (©1978). The idea is to have multiple batch fed hydrolysis tanks and a single larger biogasification reactor that is “semi”-continuously fed … Continue reading
ISC Indonesian Superb Cassava Quoting from the linked website, my highlight added: “Our R&D team rides technology’s edge, bringing innovation for high yield cassava harvesting. Established in 2007, PT Bioenergy Bumi Hidayah focused on modern technology cassava cultivation method. Indonesian … Continue reading