Two and a half hours was spent in St. Paul at the Garn testing facility. We witnessed a partial burn, instrumentation as well as a ‘thermal battery in a box’ which could be used to dump a load by attaching DC rectifier to 7 elements in the bottom of a very large poly reservoir of water. They have tested now for ~40 years, and explained earlier models of this novel gasification system which needs no flue and utilizes surrounding water as the heat medium.
Finally, the highlight of the day was picking up finger food sandwiches as well as exciting white papers such as “From Liquor to Sludge- Conversion of a Recovery Boiler to a Bubbling Fluid Bed”. (Oh boy).