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  •   what'n heck are VOCs !..grrrr!..new biogas plants (1+ / 0-)
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    and why not say in language people other than chemists and science geeks speak :>

    So, is that essentially methane and  other organic gases, and what then, cute they use almond wood..THEN WHAT!

    What gases are then vented?

    I expect this werd salad from an insurance policy or toaster warranty but geez!

      And I was hoping to find they were burning CO and Methane CH4 to convert to less problematic CO2..and maybe recover some heat to use for whatever...?

      I was hoping you'd point to a nifty gas generation facility at some level there, you'd think'd they'd have one for show at least, oh well.

    And landfill gas/gen projects pop up here and there..we have or had one in SB county..can't find it but I did find others:

    Here's Ventura Counties Simi dump:

    Our plans include expanding the current green energy programs, and building a recycling plant, known as a Material Recovery Facility. The plan also includes adding additional generators to the existing landfill’s gas-to-energy program. This will create enough energy to generate power for 6,250 homes.

    The Simi Valley Landfill and Recycling Center is committed to meeting the needs of Ventura County and our local customers.

    ...

    ahh,....here's the motherload, the Cal Energy report from 2011 a pdf...go right to the details in the appendix on page 22 and see the several mass to gas/biogas projects NEWLY ADDED in 2011 in there... there is the Blue Lake biomass plant at 11mw, and at least 64mw of new biogas plants from various processes.

    But they noted that total CALIF production is about 61000MW...so when you add 2mw here, and 11 there pretty soon it's a pretty good 64mw jolt.

    YAY!

    This machine kills Fascists.

    by KenBee on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 12:56:57 AM PDT

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