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Biomethane tour 4 28-10

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

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