In 2009, San Jose decided that one of the best ways to become energy independent was to be the first city in the U.S. to generate its electricity through an organics-to-energy biogas facility. This vision will come a step closer when the city receives a $1.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission to construct a biomethane production demonstration project.
The new facility will be built in partnership with Massachusetts-based Harvest Power Inc. It will be located near the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant. Energy produced by the conversion of organic waste into energy will be sold to the electric power grid.
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