Grant Award # ARV-10-014 to West Yost Associates (Recipient)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Grant Award # ARV-10-014 to West Yost Associates (Recipient)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will fund a feasibility study to determine whether the ponds and wetlands at the Stockton Regional Wastewater Control Facility (SRWCF) can be economically modified to grow algal species that are capable of yielding a sufficient quantity of lipids to be converted into biodiesel. The project benefits the SRWCF by determining how to reduce maintenance costs and improve water quality, and it benefits the public promoting alternative biodiesel feedstock that will reduce green house gas emissions and enhance energy efficiency and renewable power generation at lower costs.

Contact Information

Kristen Driskell
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Joaquin
Other Location Info
Stockton Regional Wastewater Control Facility, located at 2500 Navy Drive in Stockton

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Categorical Exemption: 15306 The proposed project is a feasibility study, consisting of collecting and testing two 1-liter samples of algal biomass from the SRWCF to determine whether it can be converted into biodiesel, strategizing how to grow the potential feedstock, and analyzing capital improvements to the SRWCF to maximize the potential algae growth for biodiesel production. The only products are feasibility reports and information. This study will therefore have no significant impact on the environment.

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