Following are research resources related to the implementation of conversion technologies to produce renewable energy from a wide range of organic wastes.
AB 222 is the text of comprehensive legislation designed to address the statutory and regulatory roadblocks discouraging the production of renewable energy from organic wastes in California.
October 2021. The Bioenergy Producers Association publishes a White_Paper summarizing the issues impeding the production of biofuels, chemicals and other biobased products from organic wastes.
August 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency issues advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to assist in the potential development of regulations to assist in the introduction of pyrolysis and gasification technologies.
November 2020. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District issues a comprehensive Staff Report and Recommendations on Open Field Agricultural Burning.
An article by Eugene Tseng describes the NASA/JPL aerial survey that found waste management facilities (predominantly landfills) are the largest methane point source emission elements in California (41% of the total).
The City of Los Angeles issues a comprehensive Zero Waste Progress Report advocating an integrated waste management approach.
2016. Los Angeles County issues a Comparative Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis of Alternative Scenarios for Waste Treatment and/or Disposal, advocating the introduction of conversion technologies.
Kay Martin, Vice President of the BioEnergy Producers Association, comments on CalRecycle’s draft report, California’s New Goal: 75% Recycling.
The BioEnergy Action Plan adopted by the State of California in 2006 and still in effect.
The BioEnergy Producers Association comments on the 2011 draft update on the Bioenergy Action Plan.
Nearly a decade ago, Scientific American states the case for the introduction of conversion technologies, a position paper that remains applicable today.
David Roberti, President of the BioEnergy Producers Association, addresses the CFEE Energy Conference, stating the case for conversion technologies.
In 2009, the University of California – Riverside issues an Evaluation of Emissions from Thermal Conversion Technologies Processing Municipal Solid Waste and Biomass.
The Sierra Club and the Worldwatch Institute advocate Smart Choices for Biofuels.