Mendota to develop $200 million power, ethanol, CNG project in California

September 15, 2010 |

In California, the Mendota Advanced Bioenergy Beet Cooperative are developing a $200 million project to produce ethanol, electricity and compressed natural gas from sugarbeet and orchard waste. The area used to supply sugarbeets to Spreckels Sugar but the plant shut down two years ago. They are seeking a state grant of $1.5 million to get the project under way and are hoping to have it up and running by 2014.

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