Presentation on theme: "Low-Carbon Energy (Biofuels) Devinder Mahajan SBU-BNL Joint Appointment Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICCC) Bethpage State Park October."— Presentation transcript:
Low-Carbon Energy (Biofuels) Devinder Mahajan SBU-BNL Joint Appointment Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICCC) Bethpage State Park October 4, 2013
Features Home-grown technology. Produces DME, a demonstrated substitute for diesel. Long Island A beautiful place to live Let us keep it this way!
Challenges We use IMPORTED fuel We have a lot of waste Landfills (Biogas) Waster water Yard waste Waste as a resource to produce fuels locally! Small-scale fuel plants
Actual Plant - Plant on-line: Imperial Valley, California - Product: DME - Capacity: 4500 gallons/day - Technology: Oberon Fuels - First of its kind in North America Plant #2: - Oberon Fuels is interested in siting on Long Island
Proposed Partners Oberon Fuels, Inc. (OFI) Advanced Energy Center (AEC) Town of Brookhaven (ToB) Interest from New York City Department of Transportation (utilize fuel) Technology: Status: Discussions are underway. www.aertc.org
Biogas Sources: U.S. and China Town of Brookhaven Landfill Laogang Landfill Long Island, New York Shanghai, China Methane output: 1 mscf/d 7 mscf/d Main use: PowerPower Country Potential: 350 bscf/year 176 bscf/year Annual global biogas potential: 1750 Toe/year (≈ Fossil NG consumption) Desirable option: Pipeline quality gas and Transportation fuel (Diesel substitute)
U.S.-China EcoPartnership Partners: Stony Brook University Tongji University, Shanghai Agreement signed: July 2013 Sponsor: U.S. Department of State Framework: Work on Energy & Environment Projects