A new association to promote bioenergy generation in California has been launched 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.
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.