Bill and Steve Gill have gone from onion farmers to power producers.
Their company, Gills Onions of Southern California, on Friday will take the wraps off a system that converts up to 300,000 pounds a day of agriculture waste into electricity. At an event at its facility, Gills Onions will receive a check for $2.7 million from SoCal Gas, which offers incentives to customers that reduce natural gas consumption through on-site generation.
One of the main components of the system is an anaerobic digester that converts treated onion plant waste into biogas. That gas is then conditioned and … Read more