I think these pumps will be used to slowly recirculate water and compost tea to plants in pots and to soil blocks and various stuff like that. Plant spirals could be built with a water reservoir at the bottom and this pump could keep a steady slow stream of water going. It might also be used in the windowfarm project. I see that it might have potentials for keeping compost heaps moist too.
I have uploaded a video of the same thing powered by an aquarium air pump.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6pfE_IxVgQ I think it is worth a look because you can clearly see the pump and refill cycles in that video. These cycles take much longer when it is biofueled (especially in winter).
Brrr, cold and yucky in my little shed!
Step 1: The digester
Step 2: The pump pacemaker
It contains a siphon tube into a larger tube that also contains the outlet pipe.
Step 4: Uses for the pump.
A window farm,
A moss garden.
A "gentle drip" water feature
Plants in pots
herb or vegetable spiral
or compost bin.