California State Capitol

California Reauthorizes Cap & Trade,

Low Carbon Fuel Standard Programs


BAC releases groundbreaking report:

"Decarbonizing the Gas Sector:

Why California Needs a Renewable Gas Standard."


Biogas could replace 3/4 of all

diesel vehicle fuel in California.


Bioenergy projects add jobs

and tax revenue for local economies.


California uses only 15% of its organic

waste potential for renewable energy.


Livestock is the largest source of

methane GHG emissions in California.

The Bioenergy Association of California

The Bioenergy Association of California (BAC) was established in 2013 to promote sustainable bioenergy development.  Bioenergy includes renewable electricity, low carbon transportation fuels and pipeline biogas generated from organic waste such as dairy and agricultural waste, food and yard waste, wastewater treatment, organic waste diverted from landfills, and forest biomass .  BAC’s members include private companies, public agencies, local governments, investors, consultants, nonprofits, individuals and others interested in promoting community-scale bioenergy generation.  BAC focuses on policy advocacy, public education and outreach, research, and industry best practices.


/by Julia Levin

BAC Supports Phoenix Energy Motion to Compel PG&E

BAC filed joint comments with the California Association of Sanitation Agencies, Placer County Air District, and Aries Clean Energy, in support of Phoenix Energy's motion to compel PG&E to continue to execute BioMAT contracts.
/by Julia Levin

CPUC Allocates $40 Million to Pipeline Biogas

The CPUC has allocated $40 million in ratepayer funding to help pay the costs of pipeline interconnection for biogas projects. The funding allows $1.5 million or 50% of a biogas project's interconnection costs, whichever is less.
/by Julia Levin

BAC Comments on Draft Forest Carbon Plan

California's forests are critical for the state's long term climate goals and the "Draft Forest Carbon Plan" is supposed to provide the roadmap to reduce black carbon emissions from wildfire and ensure that California forests continue to sequester carbon.
/by Julia Levin

World Leaders in Bioenergy

San Francisco Chronicle Letter to the Editor on the importance of bioenergy for grid stability and to reduce burning or landfilling of organic waste.
/by Julia Levin

California Passes Major Bioenergy, Climate Legislation

BAC and its members helped to pass several new laws to boost bioenergy production and use, increase incentives and remove regulatory hurdles. Along with new climate change laws, these will quickly accelerate bioenergy development in California.
/by Julia Levin

State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forests

California state agency issues urgent report on the state of California's forests, calling for more bioenergy to reduce catastrophic wildfires and air pollution emissions.

BAC members include private companies, public agencies, local governments and others  working to promote sustainable bioenergy development in California.

BAC supports policies to promote renewable electricity, low carbon transportation fuels, pipeline biogas and greenhouse gas reductions from organic waste.

See news about BAC and its members and our calendar of events related to bioenergy.

Visit our library of bioenergy resources, including Fact Sheets, Presentations and Reports.