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"Net Zero Energy"
to Reach Revenues of $690 Billion / year by 2020
Thanks electric utilities and electric grid,
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What are "Renewable Energy Technologies?"
Renewable Energy Technologies include Any technology that exclusively relies on an energy source that is naturally regenerated over a short time and derived directly from the sun, indirectly from the sun, or from moving water or other natural movements and mechanisms of the environment.
Renewable Energy Technologies do not rely on energy resources derived from fossil fuels, or waste products from inorganic sources.
Renewable Energy Technologies include; Bioenergy (such as biomethane and synthesis gas - now recognized by the leading experts in the renewable energy industry as the cleanest, greenest and most economic of all renewable fuels) recovery from, landfills, animal operations and POTW's), Geothermal, Hydrogen, Hydropower, Net Zero Energy, Ocean, Rooftop PV, Solar, Solar Cogeneration, Solar Trigeneration and wind power generation technologies.
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Architecture * Battery Energy Storage * Bidirectional Inverters * Bidirectional Power
Energy Efficiency Measures * Energy Master Planning * Energy Storage * Micro-Grids
Net Zero Energy System * Net Zero Energy Retrofit * Solar Cogeneration * Solar Trigeneration
* Zero up-front cost for most homeowners and businesses in California
* Replace the
"brown power" from central power plants and generate your own clean
power and renewable energy that your home or business needs with our Net Zero
* YOU OWN the Net Zero Energy System sm from Day 1, not some other company.
* This is NOT a "Solar Lease" scheme or a "Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)."
* YOU own ALL of the benefits of YOUR Net Zero Energy System sm from Day 1, including;
30% Investment Tax Credit
5 year Accelerated Depreciation
* Free Power and Energy
What is "Net Zero Energy?"
Net Zero Energy - when applied to a home or commercial building, simply means that they generate as much power and energy as they consume, when measured on an annual basis.
Homeowners and Business Owners located in Riverside County and Coachella Valley
from Ontario to La Quinta and Coachella, and cities in-between, including; Cathedral City,
Fontana, La Quinta, Ontario, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, San Bernardino, Thousand Palms...
Upgrade your Home or Commercial Building in these cities to "Net Zero Energy"
and ELIMINATE your monthly energy expenses!
For most homeowners and business owners (in most areas of California)
we can install a Net Zero Energy System sm for no up-front cost!
YOU OWN your new Net Zero Energy System sm and ALL of its' benefits
including Investment Tax Credit, Accelerated Depreciation
and the "Free Power and Energy*" it produces, FROM DAY 1!
* Free Power and Energy is generated after Net Zero Energy System sm cost has been paid for.
For most clients, we design the Net Zero Energy system to "zero out" their monthly electric bills.
This is NOT a "Solar Lease" SCHEME
"Power Purchase Agreement!"
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"Net Zero Energy"
to Reach Revenues of $690 Billion / year by 2020
and $1.3 Trillion / year Industry by 2035
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What is Biomethane?
Biomethane is the "renewable natural gas" made from organic sources - which starts out as "biogas" but then is cleaned up in a process called "Biogas to Biomethane" which removes the impurities in biogas such as carbon dioxide, siloxanes and hydrogen sulfides (H2S).
Biomethane is soon to be re-classified from the category of "Low Carbon Fuels" to "Super Low Carbon Fuel" due to it being recognized as the greenest of all biofuels!
"Cleaned-up" and ready for use in an onsite cogeneration or trigeneration power plant, the Biomethane could also be sold to a pipeline company and completely replace the "natural gas" that is typically transported to markets via the vast underground pipeline system.
Renewable Biomethane will some day replace much of the "methane" (CH4) that is sold by natural gas utility companies.
Biomethane has an unlimited supply, whereas the methane sold by gas companies has a limited supply. Biomethane is renewable, whereas the methane sold by your gas utility company is not renewable. Biomethane and biogas recovery, use and production generates "Greentags" or a "Renewable Energy Credit" for the owners and is GOOD for our environment.
Biomethane is "naturally" produced from organic materials as they decay. Sources of Biomethane include; landfills, POTW's/Wastewaster Treatment Systems, and every tree or agricultural product that is no longer living. Biomethane is also generated from animal operations where manure can be collected and the Biomethane is generated from anaerobic digesters as biogas - which is NOT useable - where the manure decomposes, and the biogas is then processed and purified to become Biomethane.
Biomethane after installation of the Biomethane equipment is essentially free, as opposed to buying natural gas, presently costing around $10.00/mmbtu.
Methanogenesis is the production of CH4 and CO2 by biological processes that are carried out by methanogens.
Unlike the price of natural gas, which has been very unstable, and wildly fluctuating from $5.50 to as much as $17.00/mmbtu this past year, Biomethane prices will tend to be more stable over the years.
As more and more Biomethane is produced, consumers are increasingly demanding that Biomethane makeup a portion of their natural gas supply!
Biomethane is the cleanest, greenest and most economic of all biofuels according
to the leading renewable fuel experts in Germany, Sweden & the USA!
Biogas and Biomethane is produced from:
Animal Feeding Operations
Crop waste - Organic commercial/industrial waste
Energy Crops / Cellulosic Crops (e.g., grass, stillage, switchgrass)
Wastewater & Wastewater Treatment Plants
When It Comes to Energy Independence,
Biomethane, Not Coal, is America's "Ace in the Hole"
and the Greenest of All Biofuels
It's Time to Start Building Our Country's Biomethane Infrastructure &
Producing Biomethane, the Cleanest/Greenest Biofuel!
By: The Renewable Energy Institute
NOT Coal, is America's True "Ace in the Hole" when it comes to our
energy future, economics, the environment, sustainability and America's
“Energy Independence.” And Biomethane
is also receiving recognition as being
the greenest of all biofuels!
years now, the coal industry has been touting "coal is America's 'Ace in
the Hole'" when they discuss the abundance of our coal reserves here in the
U.S. and the role they hope coal will play in America's energy future.
coal is far from being the “Ace in the Hole” the coal lobby would have
everyone believe. That’s due to
the proverbial “black eye” not to mention the “black lungs” and other
problems that are inherent with “dirty coal.”
there may be a place for coal in America's energy future, coal must become
"clean" for America to value it as a possible energy resource. Plans
or building 18 new Coal fired power plants were cancelled in Texas last year due
to the fact that coal isn't clean, and utilities aren't interested in investing
the extra costs for building power plants that use "Clean Coal
Technology" or "Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle" power
plants that also now need to include "Carbon Capture and
Sequestration" technologies to remove the carbon dioxide emissions from the
stacks. Plans for many other coal fired power plants are being cancelled. And
even now, owners of coal fired power plants (pulverized coal) are switching from
coal, to biomass, and biomass gasification technologies, as the writing is on
Unless our society relishes the thoughts of moving back to the caves, and using candles, and foregoing our modern-day comforts, we need to move forward with renewable energy technologies such as Biomethane, as the alternative is power shortages and blackouts.
Biomethane is truly the "natural" natural gas, or "Renewable Natural Gas" as it is produced from anaerobic digesters from "organic" resources such as manure from dairies or sewage sludge from wastewater treatment plants that might otherwise be wasted by disposing of it in a landfill.
represents the best and greenest of all biofuels. There are
no supply problems with biomethane, and we have a virtually unlimited supply for
using biomethane wherever natural gas is presently used as a fuel.
should be pointed out that Biomethane
is chemically no different than natural
gas from the "fossil fuel" form of natural gas or CH4.
one important distinction between biomethane and the fossil-fuel variety of
natural gas, is that the production and use of Biomethane
neutral” in that the greenhouse gas emissions from biomethane use do not add
any new net greenhouse gas emissions.
starts out as “biogas” but must be cleaned and purified before it can be
used as a renewable fuel. The
process of cleaning and purifying the biogas is called “biogas to biomethane.”
The impurities that are found in biogas include hydrogen sulfides,
siloxanes, and carbon dioxide. When the impurities are removed from biogas, it
is then referred to as biomethane and available for use as a clean fuel, just as
the fossil-fuel form of natural gas is used.
Biomethane reserves and supplies, unlike fossil-fuel natural gas, are virtually unlimited. Biomethane is produced from many sources including anaerobic digesters, wastewater treatment systems, landfills and most agricultural and forestry operations. Last year, the first Biomethane NGV refueling station was opened in Eugendorf, Austria. Like a gas station provides gasoline for cars, the the NGV Biomethane station in Eugendorf provides Biomethane for NGVs (Natural Gas Vehicles). Presently, the station provides a blend of biomethane and natural gas. Eventually, they hope to provide 100% biomethane for natural gas vehicles. Companies and researchers in Germany and Austria have determined that “Cellulosic Biomethane” is the greenest of all biofuels, and the least expensive biofuel to produce. Germany and Austria are now planting vast amounts of a form of Kentucky Bluegrass which will be harvested for use in producing “Cellulosic Biomethane,” through anaerobic digesters and fermentation.
from around the world, starting in Austria, are finding that grasses such as
Kentucky Bluegrass are easily converted into Biomethane
as well as organic
fertilizer. Cellulosic Biomethane production doesn’t require the fermentation
of sugars or starches - as the first generation of liquid biofuels – requiring
grains and oilseeds from food crops. As the Austrian Cellulosic Biomethane
project shows, biomethane can be produced from a cellulosic biomass feedstock
like grass. Yield estimates from the Austrian Cellulosic Biomethane research
indicate that one natural gas vehicle can travel 10,000 to 15,000 miles on just
one acre of Kentucky Bluegrass that was processed into biomethane.
a Jan. 8, 2009 public workshop held by the California Natural Gas Vehicle
Coalition, they documented the superior benefits and potential of Biomethane
a clean, renewable energy resource. The
California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition stated that Biomethane should be
classified as a "Super Ultra Low Carbon fuel."
Super Ultra Low Carbon fuel is defined as providing at least an 82
percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions - based on the California Air
Resource Board’s analysis of biomethane from landfill gas.
has a carbon dioxide emissions intensity of only 11 as compared with:
67.9 for natural gas
95.8 for diesel
96.7 for gasoline
can displace and substitute the equivalent of 29% percent of all petroleum
diesel transportation fuel used - almost immediately.
to the California Energy Commission and the Biomass Collaborative, landfills,
wastewater treatment, and dairy waste sources - which are "developable
today" and can start producing Biomethane almost immediately, with low
investment/high returns, could yield 121 billion cubic feet of Biomethane. At
$8.00/mmbtu, that's a $1 billion market opportunity in California alone.
The 121 billion cubic feet of Biomethane equals about 860 million gallons
of petroleum diesel. California alone uses about 3 billion gallons of diesel
annually for transportation. Emerging biomass gasification and
technologies could more than double Biomethane supplies.
- like natural gas from "fossil fuels" - can be compressed or
liquefied. And using "Compressed Biomethane" is a significantly better
choice as a transportation fuel than traditional "natural gas."
is the "natural, natural gas" and is far better for the environment
and the economy than natural gas. Biomethane, when "vented" to the
environment, is 21 times more hazardous to the climate than carbon dioxide
emissions which are the only emissions (and water vapor) from compressed
natural gas vehicles' engines when used as a fuel.
we are reminded that Biomethane
is the same chemical compound as natural gas:
CH4, and completely replaces and substitutes for natural gas. Engines, turbines,
boilers and every other natural gas appliance can use Biomethane
adjustments or modifications - just like natural gas.
supplies, as opposed to natural gas supplies from the fossil fuel industry, are
available in an unlimited supply.
Moving forward with a “Biomethane Infrastructure” is the direction our country needs to be moving as one of our fuel choices as we become energy-independent.
Finally, it should be noted tat for every MCF of Biomethane that is used - displaces about 8 gallons of gasoline produced from fossil fuels, and about half of the crude oil used in producing gasoline, is imported from foreign countries. Therefore, producing Biomethane in the USA and using the Biomethane instead of gasoline, creates American jobs that will never be outsourced or downsized!
(Some of the above information from the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition.)
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