SacPort Biofuels gets $5M
The California Energy Commission unanimously approved funding of $35 million to projects that aim to accelerate the development of green fuels and technology in California.
One of the seven award recipients, SacPort Biofuels Corp., is in the Sacramento region.
The company will receive $5 million to develop, build and test a pilot facility to demonstrate an innovative gasification process to produce renewable biomass diesel from local municipal solid waste. The waste will include green refuse, railroad ties, construction and demolition waste, and plastics that typically wind up in landfills.
Landfills are a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing their size will reduce emissions.
The SacPort Biofuels facility, located at the Port of West Sacramento, eventually is expected to produce 365,000 gallons of renewable diesel fuel that will be blended with conventional diesel.
The project is expected to create 20 permanent jobs and an additional 30 temporary construction jobs.
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