California biomethane pipeline in the works

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The Calgren Renewable Fuels ethanol plant in Pixley, Calif., is looking to build 15 miles of biomethane pipeline in Tulare County, California.   The biomethane from local dairies would be carried to the Calgren Renewable Fuels cogeneration power plant where it makes 50 million gallons of ethanol.

According to an article by Sierra to the Sea, the plant would capture biomethane from 50,000 cows and use it to make electric power, instead of using fossil fuel natural gas. It has been estimated that this substitution would reduce the ethanol plant’s carbon emission by 66 percent.

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Source: SierraToTheSea.com  

 



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