All Power Labs is a Berkeley-based company that produces the Power Pallet, a small power generator that turns biomass into electricity. The generators use gasification to harvest hydrogen from a variety of waste products—wood chips, nutshells, corn cobs, and so on—and that hydrogen is used to run a car engine which generates electricity. A single Power Pallet can generate up to 20 kilowatts of electricy—enough to power three homes. All Power Labs was founded by Jim Mason, a San Francisco Bay Area artist who is also known for his elaborate Burning Man art installations. Fast Company has posted an in-depth article about Mason and his renewable energy endeavor. This CNET video also provides a good short overview of the Power Pallet.
photo via All Power Labs
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