Food Waste to Fuel with New Napa Renewable Resources Project


The City of Napa and Napa Recycling and Waste Services are working together to update operations at the Napa Materials Diversion Facility and transform it into the Napa Renewable Resources Project. Watch this brief and informative video for more information about the new project and all the benefits. This is a result of the Napa City Council’s unanimous vote in January to move forward with the public process to explore a nominal rate adjustment (about 25 cents per month for the typical customer) that would make the AD to biofuel project a reality and will also cover the development of two important new diversion programs: full-scale citywide expansion of the commercial food scrap recycling and composting program and citywide rollout of the residential co-collected organics program (food scraps collected with yard waste).
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This will be a “full-circle” local system with the collection of organic materials (green waste, food scraps, and wood waste), capture of bio-methane, composting of the collected material, conversion of bio-methane into compressed natural gas (CNG), use of CNG by the local refuse and recycling fleet, and sale of organic compost to landscapers, wineries, and the general public—all happening within the same community. 

Watch this brief and informative video for more information about the new project and all the benefits. 

Sustainable Napa County is a longtime supporter of this concept and this project. Read the letter of support SNC submitted to the Napa City Council. The project serves as a truly unprecedented and replicable model for self-contained, community-scale, distributed renewable transportation fuel production, economic diversity, and environmental sustainability throughout California. 

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