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SocalGas Unveils Country's Largest RNG Facility (Ind. Report)
Date: 2019-07-31
SocalGas, the largest natural gas distribution utility in the US, reports the completion of the Calgren dairy renewable natural gas facility in Pixley. The natural gas facility, developed in partnership with Calgren Dairy Fuels, is the first of its kind in California. SocalGas has provided Calgren with a $5 million incentive, authorised by the California PUC to support the project.

Calgren will collect cow manure from four dairy farms and process it using an anaerobic digesters to produce methane emissions which will then be used to produce transportation fuel. The digesters in the Calgren project are partially funded under California's Dairy Digester Research and Development Programme, which aims to reduce GHG emissions from manure generated at state dairy farms. California currently has about 30 operational dairy RNG projects and 50 under development.

A 2016 study by the University of California, Davis found California has the potential to produce approximately 90.6 billion cubic feet (bcf) per year of renewable natural gas from dairy, landfill, municipal solid waste, and wastewater treatment plant sources alone -- sufficient to meet the annual natural gas needs of around 2.3 million California homes. According to the U.S. DOE the U.S. currently produces 1 trillion cubic feet of renewable natural gas every year, and that number is expected to increase to 10 trillion by 2030. (Source: SocalGas, SmartEnergy, 30 July, 2019) Contact: Calgren Renewable Fuels, Walt Dwelle, Principal Owner , Lyle Schlyer, Pres., (559) 757-3850,,; Southern California Gas Company, Sharon Tomkins, VP customer solutions and strategy.

More Low-Carbon Energy News SocalGas,  Calgren,  anaerobic digester,  RNG,  Renewable Natural Gas,  

Calgren Renewable Fuels Expanding Biogas Network (Ind. Report)
Calgren Renewable Fuels
Date: 2017-04-24
Further to our April 7th coverage, Tulare County, California-headquartered ethanol producer Calgren Renewable Fuels reports it is permitting some 20 miles of new pipeline in Tulare County to connect approximately 15 Pixley-area dairies to Calgren's biofuel production plant on Highway 99. The company currently connects to just one dairy but will increase biogas volumes by as much as 20 times when the project connects to additional area dairies by the end of 2017 and into next year.

Calgren is also building a $9 million, 5 million gpy biodiesel plant at their site using some $3.5 million in grant monies from the California Energy Commission, The new biodiesel fuel will be sold into the Fresno market. (Source: Calgren Renewable Fuels, Visala Times-Delta, Others, 21 April, 2017) Contact: Calgren Renewable Fuels, Lyle Schlyer, Pres., (559) 757-3850,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  Calgren Renewable Fuels ,  Biodiesel,  

Calgren Renewable Fuels Announces Biodiesel Funding (Ind. Report)
Calgren Renewable Fuels , Jatrodiesel Inc
Date: 2017-04-07
In the Golden State, ethanol producer Calgren Renewable Fuels is reporting receipt of a notice of proposed award for $3.6 million from the California Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program for construction of a supercritical biodiesel plant at Calgren's 57 million gpy corn ethanol plant in Pixley. The award would require $4.9 million in matching funding.

The 5 million gpy biodiesel facility will be engineered and built by Jatrodiesel Inc., The facility will utilize high-FFA feedstock, including distillers corn oil produced on-site from Calgren's ethanol process, along with brown grease, acid oils and other low-cost feedstocks. The grant is being awarded to Calgren Renewable Fuels through its special-purpose entity, SJV Biodiesel LLC. Startup is expected before the year end. (Source: Calgren Renewable Fuels, PR, April, 2017) Contact: Calgren Renewable Fuels, Lyle Schlyer, Pres., (559) 757-3850,,; Jatrodiesel Inc., (937) 847-8050,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Jatrodiesel ,  Calgren Renewable Fuels,  Biodiesel,  Ethanol,  Biofuel ,  

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