Devinder-Mahajan-Stony-Brook-University

Report
Low-Carbon Energy (Biofuels)
Devinder Mahajan
SBU-BNL Joint Appointment
Greater Long Island Clean Cities
Coalition (GLICCC)
Bethpage State Park
October 4, 2013
Long Island
A beautiful place to live
Let us keep it this way!
Features
• Home-grown technology.
• Produces DME, a demonstrated
substitute for diesel.
Challenges
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We use IMPORTED fuel
We have a lot of waste
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Landfills (Biogas)
Waster water
Yard waste
Waste as a resource to produce fuels
locally!
Small-scale fuel plants
Oberon Fuels- Small-Scale Production Unit
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
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Proposed Partners
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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.
Biogas Sources: U.S. and China
Town of Brookhaven Landfill
Long Island, New York
Methane output:
1 mscf/d
Main use:
Power
Country Potential: 350 bscf/year
Laogang Landfill
Shanghai, China
7 mscf/d
Power
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

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