BAC advocates for policies that promote sustainable bioenergy development in California, including organic waste conversion to electricity, transportation fuels, sustainable aviation fuels, pipeline biogas, and hard to electrify end uses such as industrial and manufacturing uses. BAC focuses on advanced technologies that provide net benefits for public health and the environment with very low carbon or carbon negative emissions.
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Bioenergy from organic waste can provide renewable power that is available when needed, also known as “firm” power. California will need thousands of megawatts of firm, renewable power to fill in when solar and wind power are not available and for periods when batteries are not sufficient. Bioenergy is also the only form of power…Read More