A new association to promote bioenergy generation in California is being launched today in Sacramento.
The Bioenergy Association of California is composed of companies and agencies interested in furthering sustainable bioenergy development.
Julia Levin, former deputy secretary for climate change and energy at the California Resources Agency, is the organization's executive director.
"California is poised for huge growth in bioenergy development," Levin said. "(BAC) will lead the way and ensure that recently enacted state policies help the industry to grow quickly and sustainably, and in the process make California a world leader in bioenergy."
Bioenergy is derived from biological sources and can be used in homes, businesses and to fuel motor vehicles. It includes electricity, biogas and renewable liquid fuels. Organic waste is a primary source of bioenergy.
The organization's kickoff reception is at 5 p.m. today at the Sutter Club in Sacramento.
More details can be seen at www.bioenergyca.org.