The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a $3.05 million grant for CalBio’s Kern County facility that will turn dairy biogas into carbon negative transportation fuel that will provide enormous air quality benefits to the San Joaquin Valley and beyond.
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In March, the CPUC adopted a Resolution ordering the utilities to continue BioMAT procurement, including contract execution.
See BAC’s Comments on proposed changes to the LCFS program that would have major impacts on biomethane production and use in California.
In March, the California Air Resources Board proposed major changes to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard that will impact biomethane development instate.
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.
On December 15, the CPUC ordered PG&E to continue BioMAT procurement.
On December 8, BAC filed an emergency motion with the CPUC to compel PG&E to continue BioMAT procurement.
On December 1, PG&E filed a motion to suspend the BioMAT and announced that it would suspend its participation on December 31.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has announced the recipients of its 2017 dairy digester funding. Of the $35 million that CDFA awarded, BAC members received $32 million.
BAC has petitioned the CPUC to modify the BioMAT decision to extend the program end date and reduce interconnection costs and timelines.