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1 Low-Carbon Energy (Biofuels) Devinder Mahajan SBU-BNL Joint Appointment Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICCC) Bethpage State Park October 4, 2013

2 Features Home-grown technology. Produces DME, a demonstrated substitute for diesel. Long Island A beautiful place to live Let us keep it this way!

3 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

4 Oberon Fuels- Small-Scale Production Unit

5 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

6 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.

7 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)

8 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


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