CEC Funds Three Biomethane Fuel Generation Projects

| USA, Sacramento CA

The California Energy Commission (Commission) has released a list of successful applicants under Round 2 from “Biofuels Production Facilities” solicitations under the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP). Three biomethane projects are recommended for funding, contingent upon the approval of these projects at a publicly noticed Business Meeting at the Energy Commission in Sacramento, California, and execution of a grant agreement.

The grants for the three projects are:

Tulare County Compost & Biomass Inc. (TCCBI)

$4,787,694 for the TCCBI Biomethane Production Facility — Now known as Harvest Power California, LLC., the facility currently provides the region’s agricultural community with top quality compost, mulch products and custom blending to meet customer specifications.

Environ Strategy Consultants, Inc.

$2,422,740 to develop a system for anaerobic digestion of food waste to create biomethane fuel

Blue Line Transfer Inc.

$2,590,929 for the Blue Line Biogenic CNG Facility — According to ZeroWaste Energy, LLC. (ZWE), Blue Line Transfer proposes to produce fuel for transportation fuel from the biomethane generated by the ZWE anaerobic digestion (AD) of food waste and green waste portion of municipal solid waste (MSW) from the cities of South San Francisco, Brisbane, Millbrae and the County of San Mateo. The anaerobic digestion facility will convert 9,000 tons per year of food waste and green waste into biomethane that would be cleaned and compressed to produce CNG for the South San Francisco Scavenger Co., Inc. CNG refuse and recycling collection vehicle fleet.

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