Mainspring to Install Linear Generator at Napa Sanitation District

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Mainspring’s linear generator, a noncombustion technology, will convert wastewater biogas to renewable power at the Napa Sanitation District. Mainspring has signed an agreement for the construction and installation of a new Mainspring linear generator that will run on biofuel produced at NapaSan’s wastewater treatment plant, providing renewable energy to power the plant while also reducing…

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WATCH: Bloom Energy Converts Dairy Biogas into Renewable Power

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Bloom Energy is partnering with CalBio to convert dairy manure to carbon negative power. This video highlights the Bloom/CalBio project at Bar20 Dairy Farms in Kerman, California, a third generation, family owned farm that was established in the 1950s. Bar20 has set a goal of using 100 percent renewable power to protect air quality in…

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U. S. Forest Service Funds BAC Member Projects

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The U.S. Forest Service has awarded funding to three BAC members – Arbor Energy, Mote, and West Biofuels – for projects that will convert forest waste to bioenergy. All three projects will use advanced technology to convert forest waste to electricity and fuels, helping to beneficially re-use forest biomass that must be removed to reduce…

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California Air Resources Board Adopts Advanced Clean Fleet Regulation

In April, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted one of the most aggressive vehicle regulations in the country.  The Advanced Clean Fleet or ACF regulation is focused on converting medium and heavy-duty vehicles to zero emission – battery or fuel cell electric – for most vehicles over 8500 pounds.  Thanks to advocacy by the…

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Climate Change and Bioenergy

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Bioenergy generation from organic waste is critical to meet California’s climate goals – both the near term goal of reducing methane and black carbon, known as Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) and the longer term goal of reaching carbon neutrality.  That’s because organic waste causes more than 80 percent of California’s methane and black carbon emissions,…

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Transportation Fuels

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Bioenergy has an important role to play in the transportation sector by providing the only carbon negative fuels in existence. Organic waste can be converted to biomethane, renewable hydrogen, or renewable electricity to fuel vehicles on or off the road and to provide Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). Biomethane can be used to fuel heavy duty…

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Pipeline Biogas

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California will continue to need gas for energy reliability, heavy duty transportation, and hard to electrify end uses such as manufacturing, industry, cement, glass, and more. That gas does not have to come from fossil fuels, though. California can replace fossil fuel gas with renewable gases like biomethane and hydrogen generated from organic waste and…

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