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High Mountains Fuels, LLC Simi Valley Bio-LNG Production Plant

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High Mountain Fuels, LLC (HMF) will produce transportation fuel from renewable landfill gas using second generation purification and liquefaction technologies. The resulting bio-LNG will fuel 500 waste hauling trucks. The project will take place at the Simi Valley landfill in Ventura County.

The second generation plant will use a Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) system. PSA removes impurities from biomethane in one step, which reduces process energy by 25 to 35 percent and reduces annual maintenance costs by 20 percent.

Grant Amount

$11 million in Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Transportation Program funds.

Match Funding

The project team will provide $11 million.

Project Benefits

The project will produce nearly 6 million gallons of renewable bio-LNG per year. I will displace 3.43 million gallons of diesel fuel per year. The project can reduce transportation greenhouse gas emissions by over 36,000 metric tons per year. It will create 299 jobs in construction, production, engineering, management, and transportation; provide near-zero carbon bio-LNG renewable fuel for use by up to 500 heavy-duty LNG trucks. The project will provide an important contribution to California's petroleum displacement goal by making available a source of locally produced renewable fuel.

Grant Agreement Number: ARV-10-051

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