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  • 1. Northern California Biomethane Tour Steven Sokolsky April 28, 2010
  • 2. Background
    • Sustainable Conservation organized a tour of biogas installations to demonstrate the variety of biogas feedstocks and processes
    • Locations included landfill, dairy, cheese processing plant & municipal solid waste treatment plant
  • 3. Stop #1: Waste Management Landfill at Altamont
    • Waste Mgmt & Linde collect landfill gas - upgrade, liquefy & dispense LBG for trucks
    • 13,000 gallons of LBG produced daily
  • 4. Stop #2: Fiscalini Dairy, Modesto
    • Fiscalini Dairy flushes, collects & digests cow manure
    • Biogas powers on-site generators that provide electricity for dairy & others
  • 5. Stop #3: Hilmar Dairy
    • Met up with Hilarides Dairy milk hauler that was converted to run on CBG
    • Hilmar is central processing location for many area dairies
    • Digester could be used for biomethane in the future
  • 6. Stop #4: City of Turlock MSW Facility
    • Turlock’s MSW facility handles waste from around the area
    • Digester creates biogas that fuels large fuel cell
    • Fuel cell generates electricity for the city
  • 7. CALSTART Biomethane Activities
    • CALSTART involved in developing, managing & implementing projects that advance biomethane industry in Calif.
    • Participated in “Biomethane for Transportation” project that successfully demonstrated dairy CBG in long-haul trucks
    • For more info contact Mike Ippoliti at (626) 744-5620 or [email_address]
  • 8. www.calstart.org Clean Transportation Technologies and Solutions SM