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  • CostEffectiveConversionofBiogastoBioCNG(RNG)

    EnergyVision/ClimateSmartCommunitiesWebinarSeptember13,2012

    ChrisVoell,EasternSalesManagerBioCNG,LLC

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  • OpportunitiesforSmallaswellasLargeScaleBiogastoRNGProjects

    Opensupchanceswheretheydidntexistbefore Smalllandfills,WWTPandorganicsdigestersWastedbiogasatlargersites

    LowerCapitalCosts MultipleFinancingOpportunities

    Itsaffordablenow!

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  • WhyBioCNG?

    Pricespaidforrenewableelectricityareplummeting

    Pricesfordieselandgasolinearerising Desireforenergyindependenceandcontrol

    Hundredsofbillionsofcubicfeetofbiogaswastedeveryyear!

  • PrimaryTargetsforBioCNGVehicles

    Heavydutyfreighttrucks Transitbuses/shuttlebuses/schoolbuses Majormetrofleetmanagementandpublicworksdepartments

    Trash,recycling,cementandothervocationalworktrucks

    Mediumdutydeliveryandcommercialservicetrucks: Telecom food beverage snackfood newspapers linen/laundry grocery furnishings/appliances officeproducts

    TaxisandlightdutyservicevehiclesThemorefuelused thequickerthepayback

  • BioCNGBenefits

    Significantsavingsovergasolineanddiesel 2550%ofcurrentgas/dieselcost

    Local,green,renewablefuelsource Upto90%GHGreductionsv.gasanddiesel SignificantVOC,PM,andairtoxicsreductions RealizethefullpotentialofrenewablefuelandGHGcredits

    Controlyourfuture! FossilbasedCNGcostswillriseinthefuture BiogasbasedCNG(RNG)costsarelockedin

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  • BioCNGSystemEconomics

    ProduceBioCNGat~$1.50perGGE Costisabouthalfthat($0.75GGE)withcurrentlyavailablefederalrenewablefuelcredits

    Vehicleconversions Largetrucks waste,buses,semis $3040K Passengervehicles/pickups $915K NewCNGvehicles 1020%higher(comingdown)

    Withgasanddieselat$3.504gallonpaybackexpectedatbetween1and5years

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  • SmallScaleBioCNG LandfillProject 100cfmis1/10ththesizeofaverageLFGEproject BiogasInput 100cfmoflandfillgas(55%methane) BioCNGProduction

    470GasolineGallonEquivalents(GGE)producedperday 12,000GGEpermonth(~150,000GGEperyear)

    Enoughfuelfor58trashtrucks(or4050passengervehicles) FuelSavings Assumingsavingsof$2gallonongasoline/dieselcosts $300,000inannualfuelsavings

    RenewableFuelCredits Assuming$0.63perGGE ~$90,000peryear

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  • BioCNGSystemBasics

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  • BiogasCleanUpandUpgrade

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  • BioCNGCompressionandStorage

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  • BioCNGFueling

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  • NYSIncentivesforCNG AlternativeFuelBusandInfrastructureFundingTheNewYorkStateEnergyResearchandDevelopmentAuthority(NYSERDA)administerstheCleanFueledBusProgram,whichprovidesfundstostateandlocaltransitagencies,municipalities,andschoolsforupto100%oftheincrementalcostofpurchasingnewalternativefuelbusesandassociatedinfrastructure.

    AlternativeFuelVehicle(AFV)TechnicalAssistanceNYSERDAmanagestheNewYorkStateCleanCitiesSharingNetwork(Network),whichprovidestechnical,policy,andprograminformationaboutAFVs.

    AlternativeFuelVehicle(AFV)andFuelingInfrastructureTechnicalAssistance

    NYSERDAFlexibleTechnical(FlexTech)AssistanceProgramprovidesassistancetopublic,private,andnotforprofitorganizationfleetmanagerswhowanttoevaluatethefeasibilityandcostofaddingAFVsandfuelingfacilitiestotheiroperations.

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  • NYSIncentivesContinued AlternativeFuelTaxExemptionandRateReductionCNGfuelthatisusedexclusivelytooperateamotorvehicleengineisexemptfromstatesalesandusetaxes.TheexemptionandratereductionareineffectuntilSeptember1,2014.

    Utility/PrivateIncentives:

    NaturalGasVehicle(NGV)andPlugInElectricVehicleTechnicalAssistanceNationalGridprovidestechnicalassistanceforCNGvehicleadoptionandinfrastructuredevelopment.TheseservicesareonlyavailabletocurrentorpotentialNationalGridcustomers.

    PointofContactJohnGilbrook,ManagerofAdvancedTransportationNationalGridPhone:(781)9072253John.Gilbrook@us.ngrid.com

    Moreinfoonalltheabove http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/laws/3253/NY

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    Formoreinformation

    www.biocng.usChrisVoell,EasternSalesManager,BioCNG

    Chris.voell@biocng.us,8456950240

    Cost Effective Conversion of Biogas to Bio-CNG (RNG)Opportunities for Small as well as Large Scale Biogas to RNG ProjectsWhy Bio-CNG? Primary Targets for BioCNG VehiclesBioCNG BenefitsBioCNG System EconomicsSmall Scale BioCNG Landfill ProjectBioCNG System BasicsSlide Number 9Biogas Clean-Up and UpgradeBioCNG Compression and StorageBioCNG FuelingNYS Incentives for CNGNYS Incentives ContinuedSlide Number 15