Waste to Energy


An LA County Sanitation District-operated Refuse-to-Energy Facility in the City of Commerce

Southern California has dozens of operating waste-to-energy facilities that utilize a variety of technologies, ranging from anaerobic digestion to microturbines, and sources which range from landfills to waste-water treatment plants to refuse-to-energy facilities and more.

View the biofuels page for resources on the types of fuels generated and where you can find stations for their use.


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(Sources: U.S. DOE; Energy Future Coalition Biofuels.org)

Resources on biofuels:

  • 2013 Biomass Research and Development National Biofuels Action Plan
  • NREL
  • California Bioenergy Action Plan
  • Department of Energy Alternative Fuel Data Center