[Gasification] The Coffee Car

Mark Ludlow mark at ludlow.com
Sun May 12 14:02:14 CDT 2013

There was a part of the video where I swear I saw a pair of
legs, protruding through the floor of the pick-up, running
like crazy. You don't suppose.? If my eyes weren't fooling
me then I want to drink the coffee that guy is drinking!


From: Gasification
[mailto:gasification-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org] On
Behalf Of Tom Miles
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2013 11:51 AM
To: 'Discussion of biomass pyrolysis and gasification'
Subject: Re: [Gasification] The Coffee Car


Coffee husks (silverskin) are paper thin so pelletizing
makes sense. Spend grounds would also be available. 



A few years ago a company here supplied two 25 kWe gasifiers
for coffee husks (silverskin) to Costa Rica. I saw the husks
and the gasifier but never saw it run and wasn't invited
back. We understand that the gasifiers in Costa Rica never




From: Gasification
[mailto:gasification-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org] On
Behalf Of Francesco Tortorici
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2013 10:59 AM
To: Discussion of biomass pyrolysis and gasification
Subject: Re: [Gasification] The Coffee Car


I need to correct my reply.  At 5:20 of the video he states
that they are using the chaff.


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On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 10:43 AM, Francesco Tortorici
<francescot at gmail.com <mailto:francescot at gmail.com> > wrote:

They are using used coffee grounds that are pelletized.  It
is shown on some of their other videos.



On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 10:12 AM, Jeff Davis
<jeff0124 at hughes.net <mailto:jeff0124 at hughes.net> > wrote:

On 05/12/2013 12:15 PM, Tom Miles wrote:

In one small segment they mention that the fuel is "coffee
pellets" which
presumably are pellets made from spent coffee.


I think he's using coffee husks.


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