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1 Heather Youngs, PhD Bioenergy Analyst University of California, Berkeley

2 Key Policies that guided this analysis ObjecJves Policy/Report Goals and Milestones California* Petroleum ReducJon Reducing California s Petroleum Dependence CEC/CARB P Reduce petroleum fuel use to 15% below 2003 levels by 2020 GHG ReducJon AB32, ExecuJve Order S 3 05 Reduce GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and 80% below that by 2050 AlternaJve and Renewable Fuel Use Renewable PorZolio Standard State Alterna9ve Fuels Plan CEC CMF 33% renewables bt2020, 20% biopower procurement Increase alt/renew fuel to 11% by 2012 and 26% by 2022 In state Biofuels ProducJon ExecuJve Order S 6 06 Produce 20% biofuels used in state by 2010, 40% by 2020, 75% 2050 Federal AlternaJve and Renewable Fuel Use Energy Independence and Security Act 2007, Amended Renewable Fuel Standard 2009 Increase renewable fuels to 36 billion gallons while capping corn ethanol at 15 billion gallons *Adapted from the 2011 Investment Plan for the Alterna9ve and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program CEC SD

3 California s Energy Future Study: Reducing GHGs

4 California s Energy Future Study: Reducing GHGs Step 1. Efficiency Measures

5 California s Energy Future Study: Reducing GHGs Step 2. ElectrificaJon

6 California s Energy Future Study: Reducing GHGs Step 3. DecarbonizaJon

7 All these measures are required to achieve 60% reducjon but sjll fall short of 80%

8 Highlights of what the study included to get 60% GHG reducjon No consumer natural gas Electric heat pumps replace NG furnaces High penetrajon of deep retrofits Can t just remodel your kitchen, must improve energy efficiency by 60% (insulajon, windows, appliances) New building 80% more energy efficient by 2050 Light duty vehicles 60% electrified, 70 mpgge Baieries cost is reduced, no material limitajons Heavy duty vehicles more efficient Trucks 50%, marine 40%, air 60% Electricity can be decarbonized (80% reducjon) Renewables* broad porzolio (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, bio) Nuclear no limitajons except public acceptance CCS assumes that saline aquifers will be understood, appropriate and available for storage, technology developed Biofuels are the limijng factor! No petroleum refining in the state 60% available biomass residues are used (ag, forest, MSW) Energy crops on abandoned ag land and Jmber land Imported biofuels are limited

9 Load balancing (firming) of renewables is a major problem If storage and smart grid falls short, fuel demand increases biogas and hydrogen are the only fuels that fit the fast ramping needs

10 California Fuel Demand CEF 2050 high efficiency target (16 bgge)!"#$%&'"!#('$) "*%+,*$(#-).'//*".+#-) +$,0%!"+#-) 10*-)'+-) -02*%) 345) 65),+%(--#!*) #7+#('$) *!8#$'-) 9#%'-+$*) California Fuel Use (EIA, 2008) 16 bbge 38 bbge Vehicle transport only (27 bgge) 2050 (doubling) 52 bbge Total liquid fuel * ProjecJons by Williams demand (19 bgge) 2030* 2050 (doubling) 2005 demand (12.3 bgge/ 14 Btherms) 2050 (doubling) 23.9 bbge (28 Btherms) Total gaseous fuel CEF 2050 high eff. target (7 bgge/ 0.8 Btherms) 7 bbge (0.8 Btherms)

11 How much biofuel can be produced from CA resources? Policy goal is 75% in state producjon by 2050 Our projecjons indicate only 12 45% of high efficiency liquid fuel demand is possible from instate resources without substanjal effects on agriculture California will likely have to import biofuels (the state imported 73% of refined petroleum products in 2007and 96% of ethanol, mostly from the Midwest and Brazil) LimitaJons on biofuel producjon and import lead to fossil fuel use and increased GHG emissions CA biomass (high yield) 10 bgge Imported biofuel 13 bgge (low yield) 3.5 bgge Imported biofuel 19.5 bgge) Deficit load balancing 3 6 bgge Deficit load balancing 3 6 bgge CA biomass median case 7.5 bgge Imported biofuel 7.5 bgge Deficit Fossil Use 8 bgge Deficit load balancing 3 6 bgge 16 bbge 2050 high efficiency target (16 bgge) 23 bbge 2050 high eff. target (7 bgge/ 0.8 Btherms) 7 13 bbge ( Quads) Liquid fuel Gaseous fuel Load balancing 60% 3 bgge Load balancing 80% 3 bgge 29 bbge

12 Aggressive building rates

13 The state is funding new projects but at same Jme California can t even keep it s current bioenergy capacity funcjoning!?! Fuels (mgge/yr) 2009 ProducJon Idle Capacity Proposed Projects Ethanol Biodiesel Biomethane <1 8 6 Total Biomass Electricity (MW) OperaJng Capacity Idle Capacity Proposed Projects Solid fuel biomass Landfill Gas Dairy Digestors Other Digestors Biogas/NG cofiring facilijes Unrecovered MSW Total CEC AlternaJve Fuel Program investment plan CEC Bioenergy AcJon Plan

14 Current LimitaJons to Bioenergy in California are Inter related Economics Biomass availability, transportajon costs Corn from the midwest! Bioelectricity feedstock cost $20 $60/MWh fixed price contracts at $45 $70/MWh Availability of financing Biogas and pipeline interconnecjon standards (developer pays) Permitng (even in a generally policy friendly context!) Bluefire goes to Mississippi Fewer than 1% dairy have funcjoning digestors Biogas and pipeline interconnecjon standards Policy conflicts Local and state policies for MSW management Landfill gas flaring v. on site electricity, not accepted in pipelines

15 California Biomass Availability Scenarios Scenario Differences Improved residue recovery (up to 62% from 40% Increase in MSW producjon to correlate with populajon growth Growth of addijonal energy crops (woody and herbaceous) on abandoned ag. and non producjve forest lands Fuel Yield 3 12 billion gallons gasoline equivalent mtons = bgge residues 5 40 mtons = bgge energy crops

16 Global biomass plantajon scenarios in 2050 Current bioenergy producjon, 50 EJ /yr Harvested biomass in 2000, 300 EJ 150 EJ target (150 million TW or 1.25 trillion gge) 2008 global energy consumpjon 464 EJ Beringer et al GCBB

17 Decisions regarding biomass use Woody energy crops (0 20 mtons/yr)* 10 mtons/yr combusjon 1 Woody residues (17 24 mtons/yr) Electricity 1.3 GW (12 GW) 31 mtons/yr Herbaceous energy crops 10 GW CogeneraJon (125 plants) 0.7 GW 2.5 bgge ( mtons/yr) combusjon Crop residues Liquid Biofuel (4 7 mtons/yr) (7.5 bgge) 2 MSW 3 3 bgge (10 40 mtons/yr) Animal Waste (5.5 9 mtons/yr) Municipal Wastewater (3 billion gallons per day)** 2 bgge 4.5 x1012 btu CogeneraJon (125 plants) x1012 btu/yr Biogas (220 Mtherms) 6.6 x1012 btu *technical recoverable yield (50 80% of gross biomass producjon depending on type) **not currently used for energy producjon

18 How much biofuel will be available by 2050? 23 bgal liquid biofuels 2008 PotenJal from Brazil ~200 bgge by 2030

19 Which pathways?!"#$%&'()*%&(+*,-#.-,/0)'( 1,2+0+*,/+)3#.4') /%,3)- 6&/%,3)- 7*'4-+*#,*+8#99:#;-,2/+*2<#,8%&2+=&2 ",/,-42+2 A,/&'91,2#?%+0/ "DL9"DM#%48')*,'F)32#G8+&2&-K.4)+- >&'(&3/,/+)3 5/%,3)- NJ/,3)- "DP9"DE#%48')*,'F)32#GI&/#0J&-K "DL9"LE#%48')*,'F)32#G8+&2&-K R&)-+/&H.4') /&'+0+*,/+)3 "DL9"DM#%48')*,'F)32# G'&3&S,F-&#8+&2&-K 7-T4-#&2/&'2#GF+)8+&2&-K "D9"DE#,-T,3&2H,-T&3&2# G8+&2&-HI&/#0&J-K 5-&*/'+*+/4 >&&82 VJ/'+&3/#?J;;-&(&3/2 ")2(&/+*2!JF'+*,3/2 Many new pathways evolving. GHG calculajons for old and new pathways sjll evolving.

20 Which fuels? 232'4"56$7/%'+8*'9$"%1#-/' %#!" 232'4"56$7/%'8591%$"5'3:';$"%1#-/' %!!" &"#$!"#$"%&'())*'+,-..-/%.' $#!" $!!" #!"!"#$"%&'())*'+,-..-/%.' &##$ %"#$ %##$ "#$!" %!!#" %!$!" %!$#" %!%!" %!%#" %!&!" %!&#" %!'!" %!'#" %!#!" 0"1#' #$!"#$ &##"$ &#%#$ &#%"$ &#&#$ &#&"$ &#'#$ &#'"$ &#(#$ &#("$ &#"#$ 0"1#'

21 Barriers to Biofuel ImplementaJon in California

22 Conclusions Bioenergy is emerging as a crijcal player in meejng California s GHG goals Required to provide baseload power if nuclear and CCS are off the table (e.g woody biomass to electricity) Required as a replacement for natural gas to provide power firming of intermiiant renewables such as wind and solar (e.g. biogas from animal waste, landfill gas, water treatment) Required to decarbonize fuels Advanced (drop in) biofuels from residues or low input lignocellulosic residues do beier than E85 and convenjonal biodiesel California will likely need to import at least half its biofuel Bioenergy infrastructure is floundering Need consistent, harmonized policies and standards Costs are sjll prohibijvely high

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