Ok I will be working on updating the website for 2024 models. There are some changes coming for the product line.
The DFX-10 is now discontinued and will be succeeded by the VFX-14. I will be creating this listing over the weekend. The VersiFire is on hold as we need to re market this unit and will need to test the unit to meet new marketing critieria. Ill explain bellow.
Ok for 2024 there will be two gasifier offerings. A charcoal gasifier for engine displacements under 1000cc and then a wood fueled system for engines that range from 1 ltr on up to 6 ltrs of engine displacment.
If you are in the market for a gasifier to run engines under 1000cc. The CFX RTR is the only optoin I will offer. Wood fueled gasifiers at this small scale dont really work all that well. The hearth size is critical to the size engine you are trying to run. This is too small for most fuels common processing equipment is going to produce. This will lead to inconsistant fuel flows. Machine internal process paremeters can then never fully establish and this will lead to tar production. Small engines combined with a small hearth are more dificult to establish tar cracking tempurature parameters to boot. Wood fueled systems are also much more complex and the more complex the more expensive it gets to produce these machines. So nothing lines up here, it makes zero sense to spend $8000.00 on a machine just to run $800.00 dollar generator and then deal with these issues. The CFX is the better solution and making charcoal is actually pretty easy and not as wasteful as you may think. Wood processing also has losses, fuel to run the equipment, losses in fines produced add up fast and then if you need to put energy into drying fuel; that is energy also spent. You are not going to dry any thing in the dead of winter in the north you can not dry frozen wood. Dont be fooled with moisture content claims, thats for big engines only. Small engines require ALL of the moisture dried out of the fuel!!
Ok now on to the VersiFire Experimental-14 ( VFX-14 Wood Fuel Gasifier ) This is basically the continuation of the DXF-10 combined with the change of direction of the VersiFire concept. This will fill the need for a wood fueled system for fueling engine applications between 1 ltr and 6 ltrs of engine displacement. Last year we developed three sizes of the DXF platform. After some evaluation and thought, Ive decided we are only going to offer the 14 inch reactor version and offer it with two core sizes instead of the three different models. There will be a small engine core and a large engine core available. The small engine core will accomodate engine displacements between 1 ltr to 2.5 ltrs and the larger core will accomodate engines from 2.5 ltrs to 6 ltrs. The smaller core will allow thicker insulation wall as the smaller the engine the less it will drive the unit. The larger core will have less; however, larger engines will drive the unit harder to reach tar cracking parameters. The 14 inch diameter is the perfect size for this core range. Along with its larger diamater this unit will come with our automated controller to help ensure fuel flow along with grate agitation to prevent grate packing. Yes automation is an absolute must on a stationary system. There is no way to prevent grate packing and hearth bridging without it. The VFX-14 will also process both chip and chunked fuels. Moisture content will be dependant on your application and your specific fuel. We recommend staying under 15% MC.
A quick note about the DXF. This is not a new system, that we just come up with last year. This is the continuation of the Evolution Series Gasifier. We produced many variations from 2012 up to 2020. We have built hundreds of these units and they fueled engines from 400 cc on up to GM LS base V8 engines on our 25 kW power plants. The 2024 VFX-14 is simply an evolved version and is the 12th generation of the machines from our past. See video from 2017 below, you wil see we are way above others in this space and that was 7 yeas ago.
Ok and now for the VersiFire!! Ah yes the VersiFire, Ive been trying to get this thing on market for a long time. However business has been good but unfortunatly that has taken time away from this systems development. Plus this concept has evolved quite considerably. The design solution of this unit has changed a number of times as well. Originally it was a concept to produce charcoal as eficiently as possible and use the pyrolysis gas as home gas supply. basically run the gas just like you would LP or NG. Then we tried running an engine directly and well it worked!! Not only did it work but it scrubbed the gas SPOTLESS!! Ok well that sort of makes making charcoal to run in a sepperate gasifier obsolete dont it? So we scrapped that idea and focussed more on home gas supply. But then the liability with CO kept eating away at me and even though there are ways to combat that. It is too risky as a business. So that is now scrapped as well. However, with the discovery of running engines with it and how well it scrubbed the gas not all is lost here. Not to mention this will make the VFX-14 capable of running small engines even if you have it set up to run a " farm " truck!! However we do need to test the higher output range before bring this to market and then we will need to perform a new cost analysis to ensure its practical for market.