Southern California
Conversion Technology



Facility permitting flowcharts provide an overview of the permitting process for gasification facilities processing biomass or municipal solid waste feedstocks, composting facilities, and anaerobic digestion facilities. To download a copy of the facility permitting flowcharts, please click here.


Support Assembly Bill 2612 (D-Maienschein) to Provide Funding for New Infrastructure

Assembly Bill 2612 (Maienschein, 2020) proposes to continuously appropriate $200 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for organic waste recycling infrastructure and advanced solid waste recycling infrastructure annually beginning in the 2020-21 fiscal year. AB 2612 is co-sponsored by the County of Los Angeles, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), and the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC).

Funding for new waste management infrastructure is crucial. Senate Bill 1383 (Lara, 2016) mandates a 75 percent reduction in statewide organic waste disposal by the year 2025, requiring local jurisdictions to divert over 20 million tons of organic waste each year. The estimated cost to build sufficient organic waste recycling infrastructure is $2 to $4 billion statewide. China's National Sword P