A Ventura-based biodiesel company received a $1.8 million grant from the state government on July 2.
The California Energy Commission awarded the funds to Biodiesel Industries of Ventura, Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, said in a press release.
The project will tap solar power and the byproducts of biodiesel production to provide power for a biodiesel plant at the U.S. Navy Base near Port Hueneme. Subcontractors will kick in $2 million in matching funds, according to the release.
“This project will further clean energy technology in California and help the state reach its renewable energy goals,” Williams said in the release.
The project is a study whose results will help in future biodiesel renewable energy production, the release said.