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California City And Waste Hauler Propose Biomass Facility

Napa, California city council and the city’s waste hauler, Napa Recycling and Waste Services, have proposed two biomass facilities that diverts wood waste from landfill, a report from the Napa Valley Register says. The pair of plants will use gasification to generate power from the wood waste. The biomass plant would be located at the […]

California Bill Gives Biomass Industry A Boost

Biomass facilities across the state banked their future on Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 859 on Wednesday, which gives energy providers incentive to consider bioenergy and purchase electricity from those plants. The bill will allow bioenergy plants to stay in business or at least that is the hope. Contract negotiations between power companies […]

Biomass Power Could Help California’s Dying Forests

Millions of dead trees in California create a huge risk of wildfire. It’s led Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency that will require utilities, power plants and state agencies to work together. Biomass power plants can create energy from those dead trees. But as Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, biomass plants alone […]

California Farmers Back Bill To Subsidize Biomass Plants

Local farmers are adding their support to legislation that would divert revenue from California’s cap-and-trade program to biomass plants that generate power by burning agricultural and urban green waste. Last month the Kern County Farm Bureau co-hosted a meeting in Delano to raise awareness of Assembly Bill 590 and help an industry the group called […]

California Awards $2.6 Million To Sierra Institute For Biomass Project

The California Energy Commission is awarding $2.6 million to the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment to build a small biomass plant between Feather River College and the county’s health and human services building in Quincy. “I was thrilled,” said Jonathan Kusel, executive director of the Sierra Institute. Kusel has been working on building a […]

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