True North Renewable Energy Received Permit for Anaerobic Digestion Plant in Kern County
Kern County has issued a Conditional use Permit to True North Renewable Energy (TNRE) for a large anaerobic digestion facility. TNRE’s facility will convert 300,000 tons of organic waste that is diverted from landfills to carbon negative biomethane for use as vehicle fuel and injected into a SoCalGas pipeline. The project will help Kern County to meet the requirement of SB 1383 (Lara, 2016) to divert 75 percent of organic landfill waste to energy or compost. TNRE will produce both biomethane and compost, maximizing the climate change benefits of diverted organic waste.
TNRE is developing two additional facilities in Imperial County, CA and Yuma County, AZ. Each of these three facilities will require $250 million in investment and will together will generate hundreds of good jobs in economically disadvantaged communities.
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