SBU visit to Tongji in 2009 identified complementary expertise in biogas management.
SBU: National Science Foundation (NSF) and Industry funded Center for Bioenergy Research and Development (CBERD); Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center (AERTC).
Tongji: Designated State Key Laboratory
•Promote Stony Brook-Tongji collaborative research by partnering with Brookhaven Town, Shanghai Municipal Government and local businesses.
•Design effective systems for biogas management, upgrade to transportation fuels.
•Leverage AERTC fuels R&D facility for training and technology evaluation, develop a business case for technology deployment.
Outcomes in U.S. and China:
• Improved technology for low-height methane recovery and biogas purification in collaboration with Industry (All Power Labs and Oberon Fuels, Onyx).
• Utilize inactive and large landfills in burgeoning Chinese cities for deploying technology for effective methane capture and local fuel production to curb GHG emissions.
- Training professionals and graduate students from both Countries at fuel synthesis facilities.
- Design and deploy an economical skid-mounted biogas to biofuels technology.