Walnut farm uses BioMax tech and gets award for converting walnut shells to power : Biofuels Digest

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In Colorado, SynTech Bioenergy, a company that transforms biomass, agricultural waste and municipal solid waste into renewable heat and electricity, congratulates customer Dixon Ridge Farms for its receipt of the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for converting its walnut shells to heat and power.

The organic walnut farm and processing operation’s use of SynTech’s BioMax technology was a key consideration in GEELA’s assessment of Dixon Ridge as advancing sustainable climate change solutions in agriculture. The GEELA award is the state of California’s highest environmental honor.

“Dixon Ridge Farms is a shining example of the environmental and business benefits of bioenergy,” said Wayne McFarland, Chairman and CEO, SynTech Bioenergy. “Russ Lester and his team have used our BioMax technology to transform their agricultural byproduct – in this case, walnut shells – into renewable heat and power since 2008.”

Dixon Ridge Farms worked with the University of California, Davis to determine that their entire operation of 1,400 acres and walnut processing is greenhouse gas and carbon negative, producing about half of the emissions of comparable organic farm systems.

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