Sanitary District to spend $2 million to install cleaner-burning biogas engines

By Richard Halstead, Marin Independent Journal. 

The Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District will install a new $2.2 million energy system by the end of the year that will convert biogas into electricity and compressed natural gas to operate district vehicles.

The district has begun inviting bids on the project, which it hopes to complete before the end of the year. It won’t have to foot the entire cost. It has received a $1 million grant from the California Energy Commission to aid in the project.

“The grant was provided through a state program that awards up to $24 million annually to projects that identify and address emerging natural gas‐related trends important to California’s energy future,” said Michael Ward, an Energy Commission spokesman.