Grant Award # ARV-10-027 to Cal Poly State Unitversity, San Luis Obispo (Recipient)

Summary

SCH Number
2010128148
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Grant Award # ARV-10-027 to Cal Poly State Unitversity, San Luis Obispo (Recipient)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project will fund the pilot-scale production of oil-rich algae biomass in raceway ponds using wastewater nutrients. The algae feedstock will then be converted to biofuel. The pilot facility, located on an existing water reclamation facility, will include construction or modification of six 100m2 high rate ponds, eight existing 3-m2 high rate ponds, CO2 tanks, piping, pumps, an algae facility sump storage sheds, and a storm water collection basin, all surrounded by a 1-ft high secondary containment berm. The project will also relocate existing algae tank ponds.

Contact Information
Kristen Driskell
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 654-3951

Location

Cities
San Luis Obispo
Counties
San Luis Obispo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The pilot-scale study will take place inside an existing water reclamation facility with a negligible expansion os use. The project will aslo erect small structures and cause minor alterations to land that will not result in the removal of trees.
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