Manure loop to fuel ethanol plant digester
June 2, 2014 by The Business Journal
June 2, 2014 Pixley, CA – The Calgren Renewable Fuels ethanol plant in Pixley has embarked on a methane digester project as part of a partnership with nearby dairies.
Four years after proposing to use dairy waste to help in its ethanol production, Calgren Renewable Fuels of Pixley is full steam ahead on a biomethane digester that will replace thousands of gallons of natural gas needed for heat and steam.
Since its groundbreaking in August 2009, the company’s 55 million-gallon-a-year ethanol plant in Pixley has relied on piped-in natural gas to run a turbine generator capable of producing 5,800 kilowatts of electricity necessary to make process heat and steam. READ MORE