Production of Pipeline Grade Renewable Natural Gas and Value-Added Chemicals from Forest Biomass Residue

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SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Production of Pipeline Grade Renewable Natural Gas and Value-Added Chemicals from Forest Biomass Residue
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project will advance the state of cellulosic biomass to renewable gas (RG) technologies by utilize an existing pilot-scale gasification system and data and lessons learned from a bench scale catalytic reactor to design, develop, and demonstrate a whole-system pilot-scale RG process with a scaled-up catalytic reactor and new gas separation process using forest fuels from high hazard zone feedstock. The proposed process will produce a methane-rich RG and mixed-alcohol byproducts, including methanol, ethanol, and n-propanol. The Project Team will produce data from more than 500 hours of operation to validate the technology as a cost effective approach to achieving key technical and economic targets. The project will result in the ratepayer benefit of increased natural gas reliability, lower costs, job creation, air emission reductions, and improved forest management and watershed protection

Contact Information
Abolghasem Edalaf
California Energy Commission
Lead/Public Agency
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1499

West Biofuels LLC
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
14958 County Road l00B

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
title 14; §15301,15303
Reasons for Exemption
See Attached NOE


Notice of Exemption
2019070057   PDF 668 K

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