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California’s Looming Showdown over Waste Feedstocks

Submitted by on June 24, 2009 – 9:15 amNo Comment

by Biofuels Digest special correspondent Scott Miller    A showdown is looming in the California State Senate this summer over an issue that is at the heart of the nationwide drive to develop and deploy bioenergy conversion technologies.   In a state that prides itself on its landmark achievements in outlining Global Warming Solutions (AB 32) Bioenergy Action plans and Low Carbon Fuel Standards, access to some of the most sustainable feedstocks for conversion to bioenergy is currently blocked by inexact statutory language and permitting regulations.As a result, municipalities and utilities are frustrated in their ability to exercise local authority over how they meet stringent waste diversion goals to reduce reliance on landfills for dumping post-recycled waste.  Post-recycled municipal solid waste is considered to be the most sustainable feedstock for biomass conversion into biofuels

…  At a common sense level, if society can’t even agree that post-recyclables are qualified feedstock for conversion to alternative forms of energy then the likelihood of other feedstocks being qualified is virtually nil.   READ MORE

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