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WATCH: Mainspring Energy Converts Landfill Gas to electricity

By Julia Levin / February 9, 2023 / Comments Off on WATCH: Mainspring Energy Converts Landfill Gas to electricity

WATCH local news coverage of Mainspring Energy’s linear generator, which is converting landfill methane to renewable electricity in Yolo County. Using its non-combustion technology, Mainspring can reduce methane emissions and provide renewable electricity. According to climate scientists around the world, cutting methane and other Short-Lived Climate Pollutants is the most urgent step we can take…

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Department of Conservation Awards Forest Biomass to Advanced Biofuels Projects

By Julia Levin / February 9, 2023 / Comments Off on Department of Conservation Awards Forest Biomass to Advanced Biofuels Projects

The California Department of Conservation ((DOC) has approved grants to five BAC members to conduct the environmental planning and permitting for projects to convert forest waste to carbon negative biofuels including hydrogen and bio-oil. The projects will also include either biochar production or carbon capture and storage (CCS) to ensure that the fuels are carbon…

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Raven SR Announces Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Projects

By Julia Levin / January 30, 2023 / Comments Off on Raven SR Announces Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Projects

Raven SR has entered into two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU’s) to provide Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to Japan Airlines and All Nipon Airlines. Raven will generate the fuel from organic waste using green waste and other organic waste that is diverted from landfills, as well as landfill biogas emitted from decomposing waste. Raven will provide…

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California awards $18.7 million to CalBio and Maas Energy to Reduce Dairy Methane

By Julia Levin / October 13, 2022 / Comments Off on California awards $18.7 million to CalBio and Maas Energy to Reduce Dairy Methane

The California Department of Food and Agriculture just awarded $18.7 million dollars to BAC members California Bioenergy and Maas Energy for a total of 14 new dairy digesters in California. Together, these 14 projects will cut greenhouse gas emissions by almost 2 million metric tons over the next 10 years. Even more importantly for the…

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LISTEN: NPR Story on Landfill Gas to Power in Los Angeles

By Julia Levin / March 9, 2022 / Comments Off on LISTEN: NPR Story on Landfill Gas to Power in Los Angeles

KCRW – NPR’s affiliate in Los Angeles – aired this piece on the City of Glendale’s landfill gas to electricity project, which will produce enough renewable electricity to power 4,000 homes while cutting emissions of methane, a climate super pollutant. BAC’s Executive Director, Julia Levin, is quoted extensively in the story, highlighting the urgency of…

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