Introduction to BizFuel

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Introduction to BizFuel

  1. 1. Introduction to BizFuelPage 1
  2. 2. BizFuel – Concept• Capture methane gas from the landfill• Burn it to convert methane to carbon dioxide & water• Use it to fuel a generator to create electricity• Sell – Electricity – Renewable Energy Credits – Carbon CreditsPage 2
  3. 3. BizFuel – How • Methane gas is naturally created within landfills • Pipes are laid to capture the gas • A fan is installed to suck the gas out of the landfill • For now, the gas is burned • By early 2013, the gas will create electricityPage 3
  4. 4. BizFuel – Complete Site MapPage 4
  5. 5. BizFuel – Digging the HolesPage 5
  6. 6. BizFuel – Vertical PipingPage 6
  7. 7. BizFuel – Horizontal PipingPage 7
  8. 8. BizFuel – Blower/Flare SkidPage 8
  9. 9. BizFuel – Blower CloseupPage 9
  10. 10. BizFuel – Generator • Generator currently being built • Will be located next to blower/flare skid • Pad-mounted transformer also being builtPage 10
  11. 11. BizFuel – Generator Site DesignPage 11
  12. 12. BizFuel – Generator DesignPage 12
  13. 13. BizFuel – Generator Pad DesignPage 13
  14. 14. BizFuel – Pontotoc, MS InstallationPage 14
  15. 15. BizFuel – Pontotoc, MS InstallationPage 15
  16. 16. BizFuel – Pontotoc, MS InstallationPage 16
  17. 17. BizFuel – Interconnection • Duke Energy will purchase all power • Purchased Power Agreement signed • Will connect to substation near Madison • Required distribution line upgradesPage 17
  18. 18. BizFuel – NC 704 Line UpgradesPage 18
  19. 19. BizFuel – Progress to Date • Secured $1,383,300 in project-specific grants • Collection system construction completed • Voluntary FERC application submitted • NC Utilities Commission notification of construction submitted • NC Utilities application to sell RECs submitted • Carbon credit broker contract executed • Blower/flare skid installed • Flare lit and burning • Duke Energy distribution line complete • CenturyLink DSL connection complete (allows remote monitoring) • Duke Energy Purchased Power Agreement (PPA) executed • Generator site design completePage 19
  20. 20. BizFuel – Work to be Done • Issue RFP for generator site prep • Take delivery of and install electric generator • Connect blower/flare skid to generator and generator to grid • LOTS of GRANT REPORTING!!!Page 20
  21. 21. BizFuel – Budget Project BizFuel Budget To be paid back to Income: Status Landfill Enterprise Fund NC Energy Office (ARRA) $814,300 Committed Reidsville Area Foundation $19,000 Committed Golden LEAF $350,000 Committed NC Rural Center $200,000 Committed Rockingham County $596,689 Committed Total $1,979,989 Expenses: Methane Collection System $700,989 Electric Generator $980,000 Generator Hookup $100,000 Interconnect Engineering Design $19,000 Interconnection Construction $180,000 Total $1,979,989Page 21
  22. 22. BizFuel CashflowPage 22
  23. 23. BizFuel – Future Potential Canola for Biodiesel Solar Membranes on Capped Landfills Generator Waste Heat for GreenhousesPage 23
  24. 24. Thank You!Page 24

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