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EnergyTorrent Intro

EnergyTorrent Intro

Presentation introducing the idea of EnergyTorrent project.


Energy Torrent

February 12, 2013

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  1. open-source
    renewable energy

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  2. We Develop
    Renewable Energy
    Costruction Set
    – Open source
    – Community-driven
    – Available for
    – DIY (Do-It-Yourself)

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  3. Technologies we start with
    Biogas digester
    Image: courtesy of Oleksandr Lyashenko

    Allows generating burnable
    gas from cow, pig manure
    or green biomass

    Manure of two cows is
    enough to heat 1 midsize
    village house

    The budget for a small
    biogas installation is below
    USD 700

    Can be assembled from
    local hardware store

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  4. Technologies we start with
    Stirling engine

    External combustion

    Transforms heat from any
    source into mechanical

    Great for electricity
    generation and

    Can be produced with
    minimum of machining

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  5. Technologies we start with
    Utile gas

    Utile gas generator allows
    generating burnable gas
    from biomass (wood,
    pellets, etc)

    Can become a powerful
    energy source for farmers

    Easy to assemble from
    details available from any
    local hardware store

    We already have a working
    industrial prototype

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  6. Technologies we start with

    Solar concentrator can
    provide up to 700 C heat in
    a focal point in a sunny

    It is cheap to build

    Can be used to heat water
    or power Stirling Engines

    Cooking food with solar
    concentrator reduces
    energy bill

    Simple to make and

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  7. How we do it
    Running open source energy lab in
    Kyiv (Ukraine)
    Sharing our findings and designs
    with others
    Gathering a global energy hackers`
    community at energytorrent.org
    Cooperating with similar projects

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  8. The Lab
    ...starts in a garage

    We’ve just started

    Energy experiments and
    development will start soon

    We are now getting the
    necessary equipment

    You are welcome to join to
    energy hacking

    EnergyTorrent needs more
    seeders and trackers :)

    Your ideas and input are
    more than important!

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  9. Our mission
    Make renewable energy more
    affordable to local communities,
    entrepreneurs and general public
    by using open-source approaches
    to usage of renewable energy.

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  10. Our goals

    Create a community of engineers and enthusiasts
    developing open models and equipment for
    renewable energy usage

    Apply successful open-source development practices
    to the renewable energy sphere

    Develop open versions of most popular and
    accessible technologies of renewable energy.

    Teach those interested to produce their own means
    for usage of renewable energy

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  11. The Plan
    In 1 year we plan to develop:
    – A completely documented (plans + assembly videos) 5Kw
    utile gas (synthesis gas) generator
    – 500 Wt Stirling engine working prototype
    – A 0.1 m3 output biogas digester
    – 1,5 meter solar concentrator (providing ~300° C at focal
    In 2 years we plan to launch:
    – 1KWt Stirling engine working prototype
    – 4 m3 output biogas digester
    – Solar concentrator providing ~700° C at focal point
    – We are open to new ideas

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  12. Applicability
    EnergyTorrent open source
    renewable energy
    solutions will be working
    on this planet only
    I`m out
    of luck today :(

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  13. Inspiration
    Our team is inspired by many other
    open-source projects:

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  14. Team
    Andrij Bilokin,
    Eco-activist, technologist
    Andrij Zicnhenko,
    Renewable energy activist,
    Co-founder of Ukrainian energy
    innovations network Greencubator
    Engineer, renewable energy expert,
    Co-founder of “Energy-efficient
    village” project
    Igor Biletskiy,
    Engineer, inventor
    Renewable energy expert
    Olga Truten,
    Engineer, biogas expert
    Valentyna Okhlopkova,
    Eco-activist, motivator

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  15. Partners
    We welcome new partners and friends!

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  16. Join us
    Ready to join our friendly community?
    We are more than happy to wellcome:
    – Energy hackers
    – Volunteers
    – Just curious

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  17. Support us
    Donate equipment and materials
    Contribute to project wiki

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  18. Contacts
    [email protected]

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