See the new Bioenergy and Jobs Fact Sheet developed by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates for BAC and CNGVP. The fact sheet highlights the jobs and other economic benefits that bioenergy provides from a range of organic waste sources and bioenergy end uses, including electricity generation, pipeline biogas, carbon negative vehicle fuels, and more.
Low Carbon Fuel Standards
The Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts has pioneered the conversion of food waste to biogas at wastewater treatment facilities. The Sanitation Districts have been converting food waste to biogas for electricity generation for more than six years. They are now going to expand their conversion capacity and convert additional food waste to low carbon vehicle fuel. When the expansion is complete, the Sanitation Districts will generate enough biogas to power the County’s wastewater treatment facility in Carson and produce renewable vehicle fuel equivalent to 2,000 gasoline gallons per day.
Projects like this are helping California to slash the most damaging climate pollutants, replace diesel and fossil fuel gas with low carbon and renewable fuels, and help meet state requirements to reduce landfill waste.
Read more about the project: LACSD-Converting Food Waste to Fuel
Gladstein Neandross & Associates has just released an important report detailing the RNG (renewable natural gas) projects expected to begin producing vehicle fuel from California’s organic waste in the next four years. Some of the highlights of GNA’s report are:
- California will have 160 RNG production facilities online by the end of 2024
- Those facilities will produce a combined 119 million diesel gallon equivalents of low carbon and carbon negative vehicle fuels, enough to fuel 13,731 natural gas trucks
- The average carbon intensity of the California produced RNG will be negative 101.74 gCO2e/MJ
- Over the next 15 years, trucks running on this RNG will cut climate pollution by 51.4 million metric tons and will cut smog-forming pollution by 20.8 thousand metric tons per year.
Download the full report: GNA Report – CA RNG Supply Assessment, July 2020
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