Oasis Microgrids Inc. is changing the public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging game. Able to produce an abundance of DC electricity independent from the electric grid, our biogas and renewable natural gas (RNG) fueled microgrid can power multiple fast charging stations, up to 300 kWh each concurrently. This will allow our customers a "gas station" like experience by providing 200 miles of range, or 50 kilowatt hours (kWh) of battery power, in a little over ten (10) minutes.Current EV owners need a better public charging network and our carbon neutral fast-charger microgrid is the answer.
Our 6.5 megawatt microgrid's DC power is produced using biogass or renewable natural gas. Our patented engine design, with its oxygen-free exhaust, easily mates with carbon capture technology and the resulting carbon dioxide (CO2) and NOx emissions are less than an internal combustion engine. With a projected 90% Net Thermal Efficiency, Oasis Microgrids provides a cost-effective alternative to the insecure electric grid connected EV fast-chargers and alleviates the intermittence of renewable based chargers connected to solar arrays or wind turbines.
THE PROBLEM: As EV adoption rates rapidly grow, the daily electrical output of electricity in the United States will need to double or triple, placing significant stress on an already exhausted electric utility grid.
• Existing grid-based electrical infrastructure is insufficient to accommodate the widespread growth of electric vehicle (EV) adoption and usage. This past summer, both Texas and California have asked EV owners to not charge their cars due to insufficient power supply availability.
• Electric utility demand charges affect the profitability of current high-speed EV charging station assets, which are a result of inadequate power capacity. Enterprises of all sizes care about demand charges because they can radically shift costs from month to month.
• Renewable sources of energy are highly intermittent and cannot meet the increased demand of EV fast-charging. Renewables also have interconnection challenges inasmuch the US Department of Energy estimates 14 terawatts of "clean power" were squandered in 2021 due to "interconnection queues".
• The timeline for installation and activation of new DC fast-charger stations is lengthy due to equipment backlogs and bureaucratic hurdles within electric utilities. The entire process to bring a fast charger onlinecurrently takes an average of approximately 18 months.
• EV fast chargers are expensive to install and maintain because they convert high loads of alternate current (AC) to direct current (DC) electricity. The charger takes the incoming AC power, converts it into DC (typically using 4 high power diodes per phase) and is then run through a DC/DC converter that can supply either a constant current or constant voltage that presents to the battery according to an algorithm that the Battery Management System (BMS) specifies. Each of these processes is handled by its own separate device and if one fails, nothing works.
• Public charging continues to provide challenges to overall EV adoption and current EV owners alike. Brent Gruber, executive director of global automotive at J.D. Power, said in a statement. “Not only is the availability of public charging still an obstacle, but EV owners continue to be faced with charging station equipment that is inoperable.”
The Wall Street Journal recently reported the major electric utilities have neither the electrons nor the infrastructure to accommodate the EV transition. Further challenging the development of EV charging stations, these same utilities look to require any outfit with chargers by to pay higher costs per kilowatt for new charging station installations until the grid upgrade costs to deliver the additional electrons are repaid in multiples.
Our decentralized power plant can be scaled to deliver DC electrical loads from 1 to 10 megawatts in size at a current wholesale cost of $0.08 per kilowatt hour (kWh).
Existing power grid has zero impact on the production of power at Oasis Microgrid locations.
Reliable DC fast charging can be delivered 24/7 to numerous electric vehicles (EVs) simultaneously at a 300 kWh charging rate.where it is needed.
We generate direct current (DC) electricity negating the costly and inefficient AC to DC conversion.
Oxygen-free engine exhaust from our biogas or RNG powered engines is processed using a carbon capture system resulting in near-zero CO2 emissions and limits NOx to +/- 2 ppm.
Power, water (approximately 2.5-acre feet per megawatt annually) and steam can be utilized for the production of hydrogen, providing multiple low carbon fuel options at a single location's operation.
THESE EV EXPERTS UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT CHARGING PROBLEM
Michael Lawson conceived of Oasis Microgrids as a real estate development venture to provide EV owners with a network of great public DC fast-charging venues. Upon learning the grid couldn’t provide enough electricity for a robust fast charging network, Michael knew a solution would be key to any EV charging company’s ultimate success. Fi
Michael Lawson conceived of Oasis Microgrids as a real estate development venture to provide EV owners with a network of great public DC fast-charging venues. Upon learning the grid couldn’t provide enough electricity for a robust fast charging network, Michael knew a solution would be key to any EV charging company’s ultimate success. Finding an ideal source for fast charger electricity in the stoichiometric engine, he connected with Bob Benz and challenged him to make the system carbon neutral. Michael facilitates Oasis Microgrids decisions about partnerships and strategies to roadmap and overall plan to ensure everything works and nothing blocks us from developing a robust network of EV fast charging stations as envisioned.
Bob Benz is a mechanical engineer who has owned and operated Benz Air Engineering for over 30 years, becoming a nationally recognized steam boiler expert with a significant base of industrial and institutional clients and air quality management experience. His expertise in combustion engineering led to the patent for the ebullient cooled
Bob Benz is a mechanical engineer who has owned and operated Benz Air Engineering for over 30 years, becoming a nationally recognized steam boiler expert with a significant base of industrial and institutional clients and air quality management experience. His expertise in combustion engineering led to the patent for the ebullient cooled stoichiometric engine that is fundamental to Oasis Microgrids plan for success. Bob has also patented numerous products related to combustion burners, flue gas mitigation and condensing heat recovery systems and leads the Oasis Microgrids technical team on new patent designs and project implementation for our grid independent clean energy EV charging power system that is fundamental to our success.
Andy Newman brings his knowledge of financial markets and accounting practices to Oasis Microgrids after30 years on Wall Street as an analyst and commodities and securities trader. Andy’s understanding of Michael’s vision for a robust network of clean, green DC fast charging station led him to make the connection with Bob and his ebullie
Andy Newman brings his knowledge of financial markets and accounting practices to Oasis Microgrids after30 years on Wall Street as an analyst and commodities and securities trader. Andy’s understanding of Michael’s vision for a robust network of clean, green DC fast charging station led him to make the connection with Bob and his ebullient cooled stoichiometric engine design. With financial control, corporate reporting and funding control expertise, Andy will manage the company's financial activities, including financial planning and analysis, cash flow tracking and budget building duties in addition to completing monthly and quarterly reports and closing the books.
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