Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to support the development of the San Joaquin Renewables project, which will utilize organic waste such as chipped wood, along with nut shells, and turn it into renewable natural gas (RNG).
If approved, San Joaquin Renewables would be the largest RNG project in the state of California, producing up to 4.5 billion cubic feet of fuel each year from 400,000 to 500,000 tons of agricultural waste, some of which would otherwise be burned.
“Converting biomass into renewable natural gas provides a sustainable and renewable source of energy from waste material,” said T.J. Paskach, President of San Joaquin Renewables. “Our partnership with SoCalGas is a key factor in our mission to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, to help clean the air of the Central Valley by producing a carbon negative fuel, and to provide hundreds of high-quality jobs in McFarland.”
Learn more about the San Joaquin Renewables project or read the full press release.