SJVAPCD Governing Board Hearing Today

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s Governing Board held a hearing today where the issue of agricultural Biomass was discussed.  The Association’s President/CEO Roger Isom testified that this is a crisis issue that’s needs everyone’s attention.  Isom spoke to the different technologies currently underway including biogas plants such as the one at West Biofuels, renewable diesel such as that being tested by Technikon, and air curtain burners like the one recently permitted at an Almond Huller in the valley.  Isom thanked the Air District for helping push these technologies and support of the projects the Association is working on.  The Governing Board voted to support these types of solutions as an alternative to open burning.