California Energy Commission awards $11 million for clean energy, biofuels projects

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The California Energy Commission has approved almost $11 million (€9.8 million) for projects in clean energy, including biofuels, renewable gas and microgrids.

Technology & Investment Solutions was awarded a $2 million grant to demonstrate a more sustainable and cost-effective method for creating biomethane from food waste using an existing anaerobic digester in El Mirage.

The Commission awarded $2 million to West Biofuels and almost $2 million to Taylor Energy for projects that show innovative technologies to produce renewable gas from wood waste.

Additionally, Zero Net Energy Alliance was awarded a grant of almost $5 million to demonstrate advanced microgrids at schools and residential areas in the City of Lancaster, while the City of San Luis Obispo received $3 million to fund a solar energy and hydroelectric generation system at the city’s water treatment plant.

More information on the funding awards can be found here.