Chip Energy Inc. has produced a gasification process for its biomass furnace that is designed to suit the heating needs of homes and businesses. The company describes its furnace as “virtually smokeless” because of gasification technology. Chip Energy is currently working with high-tech equipment and experts to scientifically show the emissions are clean, as well as smoke-free.
Biomass is any fuel source derived from a once-living organism — most commonly plants. The stored energy in the dry plant matter used in the furnace is released as a combustible gas by using micro-gasifiers. The gas is then directed to a combustor where it is mixed with oxygen and combusted with extremely low emissions.
The furnace is designed to utilize any kind of biomass as long as it is processed in an appropriate chip size that can pass through the fuel system. Customers who farm or live in rural areas can lessen the expense of the chip fuel by mixing their own waste biomass into the hopper. The hopper is built to hold up to two weeks of fuel using standard wood chips.
Wal-Mart will hold its second Made in the USA Open Call July 7-8, at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The event will be a repeat effort by the world’s biggest seller of consumer goods to increase the amount of US-made products it sells in Wal-Mart stores, in Sam’s Club members-only wholesale outlets, and on walmart.com.
From design feasibility, to development, to production, having the right information to make good decisions can ultimately keep a product from failing validation. The key is highly focused information that doesn’t come from conventional, statistics-based tests but from accelerated stress testing.
There’s a good chance that a few of the things mentioned here won't fully come to fruition in 2015 but rather much later down the line. However, as Malcolm X once said, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
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