Biogas to Vehicle CNG
Wisconsin Clean Cities
November 5, 2013
Biogas/Vehicle Fuel Benefits
• “Home grown” Fuels
– Lock in your future fuel cost long term

• Green Fuel- RNG has the sma...
BioCNG Is….
A Patent pending system to convert
biogas from an anaerobic digester or a
landfill to a gaseous vehicle fuel.
CNG Terms and Definitions
 CNG - Compressed Natural Gas
 LNG - Liquid Natural Gas
 RNG - Renewable Natural Gas (BioCNG™...
Things to Consider
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CNG vehicles on site or in future budget?
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How many vehicles?
What type of vehicles?
How oft...
Biogas Quality
BioCNG™ System Process Flow Diagram
Biogas
Source
(Digester,
Landfill

BioCNG™ Gas
Conditioning
System

Glycol Chiller

Hy...
10
BioCNG Models
CNG Fueling

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Identifying the Fuel Needs
Vehicle Fueling Capability

Model

Ford F150

Waste Hauler

School Bus

BioCNG™ 50

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5

4

B...
Dane County, WI
Project Information
• Dane County, WI Rodefeld Landfill
• Developed with private, municipal, and education...
Dane County, WI Rodefeld Landfill

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Dane County, WI Rodefeld Landfill

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Dane County, WI Rodefeld Landfill

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Janesville, WI WWTP
City of Janesville, WI WWTP
Overview
 Founded in 1835
 Located on the Rock River, in southeast Wisco...
Janesville, WI WWTP
City of Janesville, WI WWTP
Timeline
PHASE 1
(4) CR65-ICHP
Capstone
MicroTurbines

PHASE 2

Gas Storag...
Janesville, WI WWTP
City of Janesville, WI WWTP
BioCNG Storage and Filling Station
 100 gallons
gasoline
equivalent
stora...
Sacramento South Area Transfer
Station
Organic Waste Recycling Center and Renewable
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Natural Gas Fueling Station
Sacramento, CA
Sacramento-Atlas Disposal Fleet
Sacramento, CA
Project Information
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Food Waste Digester- Clean World Partners
Start Up Date-May 2013
25-10...
Summary
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Proven technology
Lowest cost fuel
Long term fixed fuel cost
Meets CNG fuel specs
Complies with eng...
Thank You

www.biocng.us
Jay Kemp, BioCNG
Jay.kemp@biocng.us

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Efficiency of BioCNG to Convert
Methane into Vehicle Fuel
Figure 1 - BioCNG Methane Efficiency

Raw Biogas Methane Concent...
Environmentally Superior Fuel

“RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS (RNG): The Solution to a Major Transportation Challenge,”
Energy Vis...
Biogas/Vehicle Fuel System
Economics

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Biogas Inlet and Outlet
Raw LFG

Product BioCNG Fuel
CH4

88 to 96%

CH4

50 to 60%

CO2

40 to 50%

CO2

0.2 to 1.0 %

O2...
The CNG Revolution
• Gasoline and diesel costs continue to rise
• Natural gas is abundant and has a lower unit energy
cost...
What is CNG?
• Natural gas compressed to 3,000-5,000 psi
• CNG is used worldwide as a vehicle fuel
– 15,000,000 vehicles w...
Today’s Presentation
• CNG overview
• Biogas/vehicle fuel opportunities
• BioCNG in Wisconsin

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Efficiency of BioCNG to Convert
Methane into Vehicle Fuel
• Methane efficiency of the BioCNG system
varies depending on th...
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Learn the basics of biogas use and its current role in Wisconsin. Next, manufacturers will talk about biogas systems and requirements. Lastly, fleets will talk about their firsthand experience using biogas as a transportation fuel.

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  1. 1. Biogas to Vehicle CNG Wisconsin Clean Cities November 5, 2013
  2. 2. Biogas/Vehicle Fuel Benefits • “Home grown” Fuels – Lock in your future fuel cost long term • Green Fuel- RNG has the smallest carbon footprint of any commercial vehicle fuel • Complies with CNG fuel specs and engine warranties 2
  3. 3. BioCNG Is…. A Patent pending system to convert biogas from an anaerobic digester or a landfill to a gaseous vehicle fuel.
  4. 4. CNG Terms and Definitions  CNG - Compressed Natural Gas  LNG - Liquid Natural Gas  RNG - Renewable Natural Gas (BioCNG™)  GGE - Gasoline Gallon Equivalent, 116,000 BTU/Gal  DGE - Diesel Gallon Equivalent, 130,000 BTU/Gal  Biogas - Methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) produced from the breakdown of waste by bacteria in wastewater treatment facilities and landfills  RIN - A Renewable Identification Number is a serial number assigned to a batch of biofuel for the purpose of tracking its production, use, and trading
  5. 5. Things to Consider  CNG vehicles on site or in future budget?     How many vehicles? What type of vehicles? How often do they need to fill up? Time or fast fill?  Is suitable biogas available?  Is natural gas available on site?  Existing infrastructure  CNG infrastructure  Biogas Conditioning System
  6. 6. Biogas Quality
  7. 7. BioCNG™ System Process Flow Diagram Biogas Source (Digester, Landfill BioCNG™ Gas Conditioning System Glycol Chiller Hydrogen Sulfide Removal Gas Compression/ Moisture Removal CNG Vehicle Fueling System Control Panel Siloxane/ VOC Removal Carbon Dioxide Removal CNG Vehicles
  8. 8. 10
  9. 9. BioCNG Models
  10. 10. CNG Fueling 12
  11. 11. Identifying the Fuel Needs Vehicle Fueling Capability Model Ford F150 Waste Hauler School Bus BioCNG™ 50 16 5 4 BioCNG™ 100 32 10 8 BioCNG™ 200 64 20 16 * Assumes 1 fill per day per vehicle
  12. 12. Dane County, WI Project Information • Dane County, WI Rodefeld Landfill • Developed with private, municipal, and educational entities • System installation – December 2010 • Upgraded to 50 SCFM/ 250 gge/day in 2012 • 19 county light duty vehicles – more planned • 6.4 MW LFGTE plant operational on site – excess gas • 2011-US EPA’s LMOP Project of the Year Award 14
  13. 13. Dane County, WI Rodefeld Landfill 15
  14. 14. Dane County, WI Rodefeld Landfill 16
  15. 15. Dane County, WI Rodefeld Landfill 17
  16. 16. Janesville, WI WWTP City of Janesville, WI WWTP Overview  Founded in 1835  Located on the Rock River, in southeast Wisconsin  Area: 33 sq miles  Population: 63,500  Design Capacity of 19.8 million gallons of sewage per day (MGD)  Thermophilic-mesophilic anaerobic digestion  Produces 100,000 to 130,000 ft3 per day of digester gas  Generates 1,600 dry tons of biosolids per year
  17. 17. Janesville, WI WWTP City of Janesville, WI WWTP Timeline PHASE 1 (4) CR65-ICHP Capstone MicroTurbines PHASE 2 Gas Storage Sphere November 2010 140scfm Gas Conditioning System BioCNG Add-On January 2012 July 2011 (1) CR200 Capstone MicroTurbine Summer 2012 March 2012 Vehicle Fueling Station
  18. 18. Janesville, WI WWTP City of Janesville, WI WWTP BioCNG Storage and Filling Station  100 gallons gasoline equivalent storage sphere. Gas treatment and microturbines inside Digester with gas storage Chiller Compressor Fuel dispenser High Pressure Gas Storage  Fill-up time comparable to conventional fuel station.
  19. 19. Sacramento South Area Transfer Station Organic Waste Recycling Center and Renewable 21 Natural Gas Fueling Station
  20. 20. Sacramento, CA
  21. 21. Sacramento-Atlas Disposal Fleet
  22. 22. Sacramento, CA Project Information • • • • • • • • Food Waste Digester- Clean World Partners Start Up Date-May 2013 25-100 TPD BioCNG 100 & BioCNG 200 100-300 scfm 500-450 GGE/day Clean Energy Fueling Station Fueling Sacramento/Atlas Disposal trucks and other third party fleets 24
  23. 23. Summary • • • • • • • Proven technology Lowest cost fuel Long term fixed fuel cost Meets CNG fuel specs Complies with engine manufacturers warrantees Lowest carbon footprint (greenest fuel) Scales down for small biogas generators 25
  24. 24. Thank You www.biocng.us Jay Kemp, BioCNG Jay.kemp@biocng.us 26
  25. 25. Efficiency of BioCNG to Convert Methane into Vehicle Fuel Figure 1 - BioCNG Methane Efficiency Raw Biogas Methane Concentration 70 65 60 55 Typical LFG Typical Digester Gas 50 60 65 70 75 Percent Methane Conversion to Vehicle Fuel 80 85 90
  26. 26. Environmentally Superior Fuel “RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS (RNG): The Solution to a Major Transportation Challenge,” Energy Vision, New York, September 2012 28
  27. 27. Biogas/Vehicle Fuel System Economics 29
  28. 28. Biogas Inlet and Outlet Raw LFG Product BioCNG Fuel CH4 88 to 96% CH4 50 to 60% CO2 40 to 50% CO2 0.2 to 1.0 % O2 0 to 1.5% O2 0.0 to 1.0% N2 0.5 to 5% N2 0 to 10 % H2S Up to 1,500 ppmv H2S Non Detect Siloxane Up to 1,500 ppmv Trace Others Water <1% 0.40% Siloxane Non Detect H2O Per CNG Requirements 30
  29. 29. The CNG Revolution • Gasoline and diesel costs continue to rise • Natural gas is abundant and has a lower unit energy cost than petroleum fuels. • Fleets are converting to CNG for cost savings • Natural Gas / CNG will play a role in our nation’s energy security and independence • CNG has environmental benefits over Gasoline and Diesel 31
  30. 30. What is CNG? • Natural gas compressed to 3,000-5,000 psi • CNG is used worldwide as a vehicle fuel – 15,000,000 vehicles worldwide – Approx. 200,000 vehicles in US growing rapidly – Powers small and large vehicles (scooters to semis) • Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) fuel is from renewable biogas sources – Landfills, WWTP digesters, Organic waste /food waste digesters, dairy/ agricultural digesters 32
  31. 31. Today’s Presentation • CNG overview • Biogas/vehicle fuel opportunities • BioCNG in Wisconsin 33
  32. 32. Efficiency of BioCNG to Convert Methane into Vehicle Fuel • Methane efficiency of the BioCNG system varies depending on the concentration of methane the raw biogas. • Methane not converted to vehicle fuel is routed with the carbon dioxide waste gas to be destroyed in a boiler, flare or micro turbine. • If the waste gas is routed to a boiler, micro turbine, or other recovery system the methane efficiency may approach 100%.

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