The Bioenergy Association of California (BAC) is a new and quickly growing association established to promote sustainable bioenergy production. Bioenergy includes electricity, biogas, renewable liquid fuels, thermal energy and combined heat and power generated from organic waste.
BAC is focused on promoting community-scale bioenergy generation from a wide-range of sustainably available organic waste sources, including dairy and agricultural waste, food and food processing waste, water treatment waste, other organic urban waste, and forest biomass.
Bioenergy projects deploy anaerobic digestion, gasification and other technologies to convert organic waste into renewable energy and other organic products. Bioenergy-produced electricity provides a continuous 24/7 form of renewable power, making it a valuable complement to solar and wind power. Biogas provides a renewable, low-carbon fuel for use in homes, businesses and motor vehicles.
Bioenergy often provides additional societal benefits, including greenhouse gas destruction, landfill diversion, organic fertilizer production, and wildfire mitigation.
BAC’s work is focused primarily on policy advocacy, communications, public education and outreach, research and industry best practices.