CEC awards Buster Biofuels $2.64M for San Diego biodiesel plant
The California Energy Commission announced it is awarding Buster Biofuels $2.64 million from the CEC’s alternative and renewable fuel and vehicle technology program to build a biodiesel plant in San Diego scaled at nearly 5 MMgy. The commission stated the funds would be used to convert a 7,300-square-foot industrial warehouse building into a biodiesel manufacturing and fueling facility. Buster Biofuels is a San Diego-based grease collector and biodiesel fuel distributor.
The CEC’s alternative and renewable fuel and vehicle technology program is slated to invest approximately $90 million during this fiscal year to develop new transportation technologies, as well as alternative and renewable fuels. It is paid for through surcharges on vehicle and boating registrations, and smog check and license plate fees.