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Sevana Bioenergy Acquires Largest Organic Waste to Energy Facility in U.S.

By Julia Levin / June 14, 2024 /

Sevana Bioenergy just announced the acquisition of the Rialto Bioenergy Facility, developed by Anaergia in San Bernardino County in Southern California. The facility can convert 1,000 tons of organic waste daily to carbon negative fuels and organic soil amendments, including compost and biochar. The facility will convert organic waste diverted from landfills and biosolids generated…

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U.S. Forest Service Awards Grants to Multiple BAC Members

By Julia Levin / May 28, 2024 / Comments Off on U.S. Forest Service Awards Grants to Multiple BAC Members

The U. S. Forest Service has just announced awards to several BAC members for projects to convert forest waste biomass to energy. The Forest Service awards will go to Redding Rancheria Economic Development Corporation, Scotts Valley Energy Corporation, and Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. These awards come from the Forest Service’s wood innovation, community…

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New Reports Highlight Benefits of Bioenergy in the San Joaquin Valley

By Julia Levin / April 23, 2024 / Comments Off on New Reports Highlight Benefits of Bioenergy in the San Joaquin Valley

The Clean Air Task Force and Rand Corporation have just issued reports on the potential for clean energy development in the San Joaquin Valley. Both reports find that bioenergy has an important role to play in reducing climate and air pollution, providing clean energy, and generating good jobs and economic development. The Clean Air Task…

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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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California Awarded Up to $1.2 Billion for Hydrogen Development

By Julia Levin / October 14, 2023 / Comments Off on California Awarded Up to $1.2 Billion for Hydrogen Development

President Biden and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm just announced the recipients of $7 billion in funding for clean hydrogen development, awarded to seven Hydrogen Hubs around the country. California’s Hydrogen Hub proposal received one of the biggest awards and is the only Hydrogen Hub focused entirely on renewable hydrogen that is generated from waste biomass…

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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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