Biodico Unveils a Fully Sustainable Liquid Biofuel Facility in California
CIOReview
CIOREVIEW >> Energy >>

Biodico Unveils a Fully Sustainable Liquid Biofuel Facility in California

By CIOReview | Monday, December 14, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Biodico, a sustainable biofuel and bioenergy firm recently unveiled its Biodico Westside Facility at Red Rock Ranch in Five Points, California. The project is supported by grants from the California Energy Commission in collaboration with the U.S. Navy, UC Davis, UCSB and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Biodico Westside Facility is currently said to be the world’s first fully sustainable liquid biofuel facility.

Located in one of the most productive agricultural regions, this facility has the capacity to produce up to 20 million gallons of biodiesel a year. It is expected to create 45 direct jobs in partnership with West Hills Community College. The facility will address energy needs and climate goals with an economically viable solution. Agricultural sustainability is another focal point for Biodico’s facility, helping farmers dispose of wood prunings, converting them into sources of renewable heat and power.

The facility will help in greenhouse gas reduction by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Since the very first day of its  online presence, it has attracted much attention from the federal legislators, state energy officials, agricultural industry, private enterprise and academia.

Biodico Westside Facility is fully automated; operating entirely on renewable energy sources it incorporates advanced real-time and remote monitoring. The facility also engages anaerobic digestion, gasification and advanced utility scale solar cogeneration system.