What is green energy?
Green energy is renewable energy—derived from resources that are continuously and naturally replenished. The most common source of renewable energy is the sun, which provides power either directly (e.g., solar panels, solar water heaters), or indirectly (e.g., wind, biomass). By helping to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, renewable energy has the added benefit of supporting energy diversity and national security. Renewable energy often has the additional economic benefit of creating jobs and economic activity in communities that are able to utilize previously untapped resources.
How does California Bioenergy create green energy?
CalBio partners with dairy farms to develop waste-to-energy projects. Manure from livestock operations is collected in anaerobic digesters, creating biogas, which primarily consists of methane—an energy-rich fuel. The biogas is captured, conditioned, and used to fuel electrical generators. The electricity produced is exported to the local grid, providing a valuable source of wholesale distributed generation capacity.