By Renewable Energy from Waste.
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), Sacramento, has issued $19.5 million in grant money to eight projects in the state that CalRecycle says will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The grant money will be used for construction of new facilities, expansion of existing facilities and equipment upgrades to process more recycled materials. The grants, using proceeds from the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, are awarded based primarily on contributions to the state’s greenhouse gas reduction targets.
CalRecycle says the projects also are important in the state’s effort to reach its statewide goal of 75 percent recycling, composting and source reduction by 2020.