Tag: California

UC Santa Barbara researchers get $2.25 million DOE grant to research cellulosomes

UC Santa Barbara researchers get $2.25 million DOE grant to research cellulosomes

September 11, 2019 |

In California, with a $2.25 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy, a research group at the University of California Santa Barbara, along with collaborators at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), are poised to advance the knowledge of and technology for advanced biofuels. “Cellulosomes are multi-protein complexes of enzymes that work together to […]

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Capstone Turbine Corporation sells 400kW microturbine to biogas-to-energy project in France

Capstone Turbine Corporation sells 400kW microturbine to biogas-to-energy project in France

August 19, 2019 |

In California, Capstone Turbine Corporation announced that it has secured a 400 kW microturbine sale to power another biogas-to-energy project in France. The order for the lightweight and compact 3-bay C400 Signature Series package was secured by Biogaz Services, Capstone’s distributor for renewable energy in France. The microturbine package will operate on renewable biogas from […]

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SoCalGas commissions first scalable biomethanation reactor system at NREL

SoCalGas commissions first scalable biomethanation reactor system at NREL

August 14, 2019 |

In California, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Electrochaea announced the commissioning of the nation’s first scalable biomethanation reactor system at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Energy System Integration Facility in Golden, Colo.  The technology uses renewable electricity to convert hydrogen into pipeline quality methane for use in homes, businesses […]

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California to allow underground storage of up to B20 blends

California to allow underground storage of up to B20 blends

August 7, 2019 |

In California, the state has cleared the way for storing biodiesel blends of up to 20 percent (B20) in underground storage tanks, removing the last major barrier to satisfying the state’s thirst for biodiesel. Through an effort lasting more than 10 years, the National Biodiesel Board, several member companies, and the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance […]

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Pacific Ethanol looking to partner on or sell assets due to negative margins

Pacific Ethanol looking to partner on or sell assets due to negative margins

August 5, 2019 |

In California, DTN reports that Pacific Ethanol is actively looking to sell ethanol plants or create joint ventures in an effort to reduce its risk exposure during the current market’s era of low and negative margins. The company’s CEO said during an earnings call last week that the trade war with China has been a […]

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UCLA researchers determine nationwide waste-to-energy production enough to power Oregon and Washington

UCLA researchers determine nationwide waste-to-energy production enough to power Oregon and Washington

August 1, 2019 |

In California, the United States could produce enough energy each year by harnessing waste — from landfill refuse to cow manure — to power the states of Oregon and Washington, all while cutting the equivalent of 37 million cars’ worth of carbon. That’s according to research published in Nature Energy from UCLA. Researchers examined this variability […]

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Calgren’s dairy RNG facility launched

Calgren’s dairy RNG facility launched

July 30, 2019 |

In California, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) joined Calgren Dairy Fuels, and state and local elected officials to announce the completion of Calgren’s dairy renewable natural gas facility. The project, located in the Central Valley community of Pixley, is the first of its kind in California and is expected to be the largest dairy biogas […]

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Airgas opens carbon dioxide and dry ice facility collocated with Pacific Ethanol plant

Airgas opens carbon dioxide and dry ice facility collocated with Pacific Ethanol plant

July 22, 2019 |

In California, Airgas, an Air Liquide company, announced the grand opening of its new liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice facility in Stockton. The facility, which was engineered to have minimal environmental impact, is a zero runoff/discharge site. Technology at the site will capture and recycle all process and rain water that comes in contact with […]

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Pacific Ethanol extends credits terms with CoBank, ACB

Pacific Ethanol extends credits terms with CoBank, ACB

July 16, 2019 |

In California, Pacific Ethanol, Inc. reported it has extended the terms of its credit agreements with CoBank, ACB. Pacific Ethanol Pekin, LLC, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Pacific Ethanol, Inc., has entered into an amendment to extend the payment and covenant terms of its credit agreements with CoBank, ACB to November 15, 2019. In March […]

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US District Court judge hits American Biodiesel hard for Clean Water Act violations

US District Court judge hits American Biodiesel hard for Clean Water Act violations

July 15, 2019 |

In California, on July 8, a United States District judge sentenced the corporation known as American Biodiesel, Inc. for violations of the Clean Water Act. American Biodiesel, Inc., registered in San Joaquin County as Community Fuels, manufactured biodiesel fuel on property leased from the Port of Stockton. According to court documents, American Biodiesel, Inc. admitted […]

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