Millions Of Dead Trees In Sierra To Fuel Central Valley Bio-Energy PlantThere are millions of dead trees in the Sierra Nevada – that’s the bad news. But, all those dead trees mean a biomass-energy plant in the Central Valley will stay in business for another five years.
SF Renewable Fuel Company To Pay $27 Million For Fed Export ViolationsThe Justice Department and EPA said S.F.-based Chemoil exported 48 million gallons of bio-diesel from 2011 to 2013, but failed to follow EPA rules.
Nevada Researchers Trying To Turn Roadside Weed Into BiofuelScientists who've been cultivating gumweed on the University of Nevada campus think they are on the verge of producing diesel fuel, and perhaps someday jet fuel, from a sticky cousin of the sunflower that grows across much of Nevada's high desert.
Bay Area Southwest Jets To Begin Using Sustainable Fuel From Twigs, Bark, WoodThe idea of your jet fuel coming from sawdust, twigs, bark, and wood biomass might seem odd, but Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has always done things a bit differently, and Wednesday announced that starting in 2016, jets flying from San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland would begin using a sustainable, low-carbon biofuel in addition to regular fuel.
Bay Area Marks Earth Day With Conservation EffortsIn Oakland, Sirona Fuels began selling biodiesel Friday morning out of its Blue Sky Bio-Fuels production facility at 851 49th Ave.