Secondly, Blue Line Transfer will get $2,590,929 to build an anaerobic digestion facility in South San Francisco. This site is slated to convert 9,000 tons per year of food and plant waste into biomethane that will be used to produce CNG for a fleet of five refuse and recycling collection vehicles. The fuel produced will be enough to replace 56,000 gallons of conventional diesel.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has been awarded a $1,819,166 fund to facilitate the completion of a project to demonstrate a patented process developed at the Argonne National Laboratory. The project, which will be demonstrated at the American River Packaging organic waste recycling facility in Natomas, will optimize the production of biomethane and reduce carbon dioxide from anaerobic digestion.
Finally, Paso Robles Waste & Recycle will receive $300,000 to build a CNG station to serve a new fleet of refuse haulers, as well as providing public fueling. More than 50,000 gallons of conventional diesel fuel will be displaced annually by the five refuse trucks that will be initially used in the project. Paso Robles is located in San Luis Obispo County.
Source: California Energy Commission