Presentation on theme: "Energizing the Valley Biomass Resources in California Outline: Part 1: Biomass resources; crop-based biorefineries Part 2: Jobs and employment estimates."— Presentation transcript:
Energizing the Valley Biomass Resources in California Outline: Part 1: Biomass resources; crop-based biorefineries Part 2: Jobs and employment estimates
Business Name/LocationContactPhoneWebSite BQ9000 StatusRFS Status Plant CapacityLast Reported Baker Commodities Los Angeles 4020 Bandini Blvd Vernon,CA Doug Smith www.bakercommodities.com01/2013 Bay Biodiesel, LLC (San Jose) 905 Stockton Ave San Jose,CA Pat O''''''''''''''''Keefe www.baybiodiesel.com3,000,00001/2013 Biodiesel Industries of Ventura, LLC U.S. Naval Base Ventura, National Environmental Test Site Port Hueneme,CA Russell Teall, JD www.biodico.com10,000,00011/2012 Community Fuels 809-C Snedeker Ave. Stockton,CA Lisa Mortenson www.communityfuels.c 10,000,00001/2013 Crimson Renewable Energy, LP Millux Rd. Harry Simpson www.crimsonrenewabl 12/2012 Bakersfield,CA GeoGreen Biofuels, Inc Malburg Way Vernon,CA Eric Lauzon www.geogreen.com01/2013 Imperial Western Products th Ave Coachella,CA Curtis Wright www.biotanefuels.com10,500,00001/2013 New Leaf Biofuel, LLC San Diego,CA Jennifer Case www.newleafbiofuel.com2,000,00001/2013 Noil EnergyLEVON /2013 Group 4426 East Washington Blvd Commerce,CA TERMENDZHYAN North StarJames Levine ,00001/2013 Biofuels, LLC 860 W. Beach Street Watsonville,CA Simple Fuels James Lutch www.simplefuels.com 1,000,000 Biodiesel, Inc Highway 70 Chilcoot,CA Yokayo Biofuels, Kumar Plocher www.ybiofuels.org500,00001/2013 Inc. 350 Orr Springs Road Ukiah,CA California Biodiesel Facilities, mgy
Estimated jobs and employment effects for diverse biorefineries
In California, self-reported direct employment at corn grain ethanol facilities ranges from 35 to 45 people per plant. Normally, ethanol plants operate 24/7/7 with 4 shift teams. More people are on the Daylight Shift when incoming and outgoing materials are handled and when routine maintenance and QC are done. Each work shift is typically 9 hours, with ~1/2 hour overlap for hand-off between shifts. The 4th shift team fills-in as needed for absent members of the other teams, for employee training, to cover vacations/holidays, and for emergencies. This does not include non-plant employees or contractors such as crop farming and product truck drivers, security, on-farm people, specialized construction, repair and maintenance people, suppliers, waste disposal/recycle services, public relations, or regulatory compliance. Also not included are secondary or tertiary jobs created in the nearby communities such as hospitality and food service providers, insurance, utility providers, housing and family related employment in the schools, hospitals and other public sector jobs. For free-standing corn ethanol plants in the Midwest, the overall indirect job count has been projected to be 5X to10X the direct job count. James Latty (Mendota Beet Energy LLC) How many jobs in a typical ethanol facility?
Energy-beet- to-ethanol plants in California will have a few more employees than conventional corn-ethanol plants. For each plant of the size that Mendota Bioenergy currently envisions the Daylight Shift team's employee requirements will be: 4 operating technicians/operators 1 mechanical technician 2 laboratory technicians 1 clerk 1 shift manager 3 office staff including a bookkeeper, a shipping/receiving clerk and a plant/personnel manager The three non-Daylight Shift team's employee requirements will be: 2 operating technicians/operators 1 laboratory technician 1 clerk 1 shift manager All team members will be sufficiently cross-job trained to fill-in for other operating members when needed. The total in-plant head count would be 27 people per plant. For free-standing corn ethanol plants in the Midwest, the overall indirect job count has been projected to be 5X to10X the direct job count. Therefore, it is realistic to project that the Mendota Bioenergy whole-beet-to-ethanol business could create a total of 135 to 270 direct and indirect jobs in California's San Joaquin Valley per facility. James Latty (Mendota Beet Energy LLC) Potential jobs at an energy beet to ethanol facility (size: mg/y)
Ethanol exports and imports for US. The US exports more ethanol to Brazil than it imports, except for California, which uses 30% or more of all Brazilian sugarcane ethanol imports. (USDA-ERS) U.S. ethanol imports enter the country primarily on either the East Coast (PADD 1) or West Coast (PADD 5). West Coast imports of ethanol averaged 30% of total U.S. imports. Despite the geographic disadvantage of shipping Brazilian ethanol to the West Coast compared to other U.S. regions, imports into PADD 5 continued to benefit from the advantage that sugarcane ethanol provides in meeting the California LCFS. The California LCFS regulates the carbon intensity (CI) of gasoline and diesel fuels sold in the state. Depending on the production process, Brazilian sugarcane ethanol has among the lowest CI values of any fuels currently available for meeting the LCFS target.
Who is happy about that?
“Wide swaths of Indonesian rain forest have been clearcut in recent years to make way for palm oil plantations. This particular bit of deforestation is located in a concession belonging to Persada. The palm oil giant Wilmar sold Persada due to the company's alleged involvement in land grabs. Some companies in Indonesia have sought to distance themselves from the assault on villagers and the environment perpetrated by many of their counterparts. But supply lines are anything but opaque and it seems likely that major suppliers like Wilmar continue to get some of their product from companies that pursue questionable practices.” Der Spiegel on-line. May 2, land-theft-a htmlhttp://www.spiegel.de/international/world/indonesian-villagers-driven-from-villages-in-palm-oil- land-theft-a html
Why not use some of California’s land, including now idled land, to produce feedstocks efficiently and create in-state jobs, especially in disadvantaged areas?