Green Power: Reduce Fossil Fuels & Greenhouse Gases

Green Power: Reduce Fossil Fuels & Greenhouse Gases

Location

Commissioned

Customer Name

Aries Holloway Bioenergy Facility

Solution

Ace Lost Hills

Aries-Holloway Bioenergy Facility

Lost Hills, California

A sustainable solution for Central Valley agricultural waste

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Project Snapshot

  • Aries patented downdraft gasifiers
  • Process 165 tons of agricultural biomass Generates 86 MW of electricity daily; 72 MW to the grid
  • Produces 5000 TPY of biochar that will be used as a soil amendment
  • Construction start Q2 2020; Full operations in Q3 2021
  • Five-acre site to house gasifiers, feedstock prep, biochar collection
  • Project qualifies under SB 1122 CAT 2 BioMAT program
  • Gasification is an approved method of using agricultural waste to generate electricity. This project will help meet California’s Renewable Energy goals.

Simple Process Flow Diagram

Local Kern Area Benefits

  • Reduction of fossil fuels & greenhouse gas emissions associated with current disposal methods
  • Reduces or eliminates open burning
  • Effective conversion of biomass waste to renewable energy
  • Biochar will improve soil quality