Archive for August, 2010
After some pressure testing and some temporary connections we test fired the reactor. All system where stable and the flare lit at about forty five seconds. Everyone was smiling and the sound on the start up flare filled the shop. After some further testing of the after cooler and filter we shut it down and started the final preparations for the motor connection. Only seven days before the car ships out to the Salt Flats so we are putting in a few extra hours to pull it all together. Updates soon, feel free to post any questions or comments.
The design team worked all weekend on the old Cougar. Pulled the trunk lid for modification, Randy is an expert at running the plasma torch and makes it look easy like pen to paper. He also is an expert at fabrication and it was all Randy when it came to designing the mounts for the after coolers. His son Russel has been a great help he is a “get it done” kinda guy. We managed to agree on some aspects of the car after some debate, Larry and I seldom see things the same which makes for a great design team. We should have a good test fire tomorrow I will post a video. If you have any question about gasification feel free to post a comment.
Beaver Energy is proud to announce that we’ve been nominated by our peers in the alternative energy and sustainable fuels industry for the 2011 Zayed Future Energy Prize. This is a very prestigious award and we’re very excited to be nominated.
The Zayed Future Energy Prize represents the vision of His Highness, the late Founding Father and President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, who championed environmental stewardship. This annual award celebrates achievements that reflect innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. We invite you to be a part of this vision and our commitment to finding solutions that will meet the challenges of climate change, energy security and the environment.
We look forward to what the future has in store. Thank you to all of our supporters!
Beaver Energy is about to embark on a 2,000 mile journey to the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats to set the world land speed record for wood powered cars. We’re currently pulling our design team together to complete the project car in the next three weeks. Many years of research and development have preceded this important mile stone in gasification technologies. Beaver Energy is committed to solving the energy needs of the world by developing carbon neutral sustainable energy systems. Watch how we change this 1989 Mercury Cougar XR7 into the world’s fastest wood powered car updates to follow.
Nothing like being the only wood powered car at the show, or within a few hundred miles? Larry and I had a good time it was Father’s Day and we had our boys with us. There was an old electric car from the early 1900′s and the owner told me not much has changed in a hundred years. Next stop The Mother Earth News Fair! If you have any questions about the car post a comment.