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West Biofuels to Receive Up to $30 Million from U.S. Department of Energy for Forest Biomass to Renewable Power Projects

By Julia Levin / March 1, 2024 / Comments Off on West Biofuels to Receive Up to $30 Million from U.S. Department of Energy for Forest Biomass to Renewable Power Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected West Biofuels to receive up to $30 million for three forest biomass to renewable electricity projects. The projects will be in Burney (Shasta County), Mariposa, and Mammoth Lakes (Mono County). The funds will help these rural communities convert forest biomass into renewable energy and biochar, generating carbon negative…

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H Cycle Receives CalRecycle Approval for Waste to Hydrogen Project

By Julia Levin / January 22, 2024 / Comments Off on H Cycle Receives CalRecycle Approval for Waste to Hydrogen Project

H Cycle, an innovator in renewable hydrogen production, has received confirmation from CalRecycle that H Cycle’s project to convert organic waste to energy qualifies as landfill waste diversion. Known as an “Article 2 Determination,” CalRecycle’s decision recognizes that H Cycle will divert organic waste away from landfills and convert it to renewable hydrogen. The H…

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West Biofuels Receives $4 Million in CalFire Grants for Bioenergy Production

By Julia Levin / December 20, 2023 / Comments Off on West Biofuels Receives $4 Million in CalFire Grants for Bioenergy Production

The California Department of Forests and Fire Protection (CalFire) has awarded $4 million to West Biofuels for projects to convert forest waste to energy, while reduce wildfire risks, creating jobs, and increasing energy reliability. The first award is for $2 million for West Biofuels’ Hat Creek Bioenergy Facility (Burney, Calif.), which is expected to be operational in…

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Denmark Awards $10 million to Electrochaea for e-Methane Production

By Julia Levin / December 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Denmark Awards $10 million to Electrochaea for e-Methane Production

Earlier this month the Danish Energy Agency awarded 9.5 million euros to Biocat Roslev ApS, a company owned by Electrochaea, to combine the CO2 captured from biogas production with hydrogen produced from water and wind power to generate e-methane. The project will use Electrochaea’s patented bio-methanation technology and will inject the e-methane into the Danish…

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Two BAC Members – Mote and SMUD – Partner to Develop Carbon Negative Biomass to Hydrogen Project

By Julia Levin / September 12, 2023 / Comments Off on Two BAC Members – Mote and SMUD – Partner to Develop Carbon Negative Biomass to Hydrogen Project

Mote has received state and federal funding to launch a second biomass to hydrogen project, partnering with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to develop the project in the Sacramento area. The project will convert up to 300,000 tons per year of forest waste to carbon negative hydrogen. That forest waste would otherwise be piled…

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True North Renewable Energy Received Permit for Anaerobic Digestion Plant in Kern County

By Julia Levin / August 21, 2023 / Comments Off on True North Renewable Energy Received Permit for Anaerobic Digestion Plant in Kern County

TNRE’s facility will convert 300,000 tons annually of diverted organic waste to biomethane

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Mainspring to Install Linear Generator at Napa Sanitation District

By Julia Levin / June 23, 2023 / Comments Off on Mainspring to Install Linear Generator at Napa Sanitation District

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

By Julia Levin / June 17, 2023 / Comments Off on WATCH: Bloom Energy Converts Dairy Biogas into Renewable Power

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

By Julia Levin / June 10, 2023 / Comments Off on U. S. Forest Service Funds BAC Member Projects

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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Richmond City Council Approves Raven SR Organic Waste to Hydrogen Project

By Julia Levin / May 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Richmond City Council Approves Raven SR Organic Waste to Hydrogen Project

On May 16, the Richmond City Council voted unanimously to approve development of Raven SR‘s project to convert diverted organic waste and landfill gas to carbon negative hydrogen that will be used to fuel heavy duty trucks in place of diesel. The project, which will be online in 2024, will provide enormous benefits for air…

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