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Celly Partners With Yosemite Clean Energy to Drive Carbon-Negative Biofuel Innovation and Sustainable Fuel Distribution

Yosemite Clean Energy, a leading innovator in the production of carbon-negative biofuels, is thrilled to announce its strategic partnership with Celly, a pioneering force in low-carbon and sustainable fuel distribution. This collaboration marks a significant step towards advancing the energy transition towards clean energy ecosystems and reducing carbon emissions, which combat climate change.

08 May 2024

Bioenergy Association of California
Bi-annual meeting and Lobby Day 

Yosemite Clean Energy CEO Thomas Hobby attended the Bioenergy Association of California’s bi-annual Sacramento meeting with over 60 bioenergy company leaders.  The event provided several reports on various pending legislation matters affecting bioenergy, including SB1420, a bill of particular importance to Yosemite Clean Energy as it would implement a workable definition of “clean hydrogen” and introduce a mandated timeline for when retail hydrogen must be produced through renewable and clean means.

02-03 April 2024

YCE attends the Sustainable Market’s Initiative – CEO Summit, Saint James Palace, London UK

The California Biomass workshop, sponsored by UC Davis and hosted in Sacramento, brought together over 200 bioenergy leaders, and included addresses from Wade Crowfoot, Secretary of the California Department of Natural Resources, and Assemblywoman Aguiar-Curry, Assembly Majority Leader, along with several industry presentations.

March 2024

YCE attends Barclays Sustainable Finance Conference

Yosemite Clean Energy’s CEO Tom Hobby attended the Barclays Sustainable Finance Conference in New York, a meeting of world-leading financial experts who gave attendees a vision of the future clean energy transition.  Tom had the opportunity to meet with C.S. Venkatakrishnan, CEO of Barclays Group, multiple times throughout the conference.

March 2024

YCE attends the 4th American Hydrogen Forum and Trade Show 

The 4th American Hydrogen Forum and trade show was attended by over 500 global professionals, including representatives from Yosemite Clean Energy.   While Yosemite is currently focused on H2 production and utilization within California, the conference demonstrated that H2 is growing rapidly across the USA for a myriad of uses, and that many state and federal leaders are looking to utilize H2 as a key driver to meet climate action goals and bring states to net-zero emissions.

February 2024

YCE attends the Associated California Loggers Conference in Reno

The Associated California Loggers conference in Reno consisted of a range of presentations and discussions amongst industry leaders in the forest sector.  The keynote address, delivered by Congressman McClintock, emphasized the importance of the industry in reaching our forest management goals, helping rebuild California forests to be resilient and healthy, and reducing the threat of catastrophic wildfires.  

January 2024

YCE attends the Catalyst 2 Conference in  Huntington Beach, CA

Yosemite Clean Energy leadership attended the Green H2 Conference in early December of 2023, hearing from many of the bright and energetic speakers who represent the rapidly developing ARCHES H2 Hub, in addition to other presentations about H2 development, infrastructure, the IRA, and offtakes. Our CEO, Thomas Hobby, had the opportunity to discuss the viability of Yosemite’s advanced gasification technology with other participants and presenters, particularly as an alternative to electrolytic H2.

December 2023

Chicken Ranch Rancheria Tribe and YCE Collaborate to Foster Renewable Energy in Tuolumne County

In a groundbreaking partnership, Chicken Ranch Rancheria, a federally recognized Tribe since 1985, and renewable energy developer Yosemite Clean Energy, LLC (YCE) have expressed their mutual intent to develop a state-of-the-art gasification bioenergy facility in Tuolumne County, California.

29 November 2023

Yosemite Clean Energy Receives $5M Grant to Advance Ultra-Low Carbon Fuels for Sustainable Future

Yosemite Clean Energy is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $5M grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC). The funding will support the development of YCE's cutting-edge hydrogen production plant in Oroville, California. Only two CEC grants were awarded, placing Yosemite at the top of a competitive field.

12 July 2023

Yosemite Clean Energy Signs CO2 Management Agreement with Carbon TerraVault

Yosemite Clean Energy (Yosemite) has signed a Carbon Dioxide Management Agreement with Carbon TerraVault, a subsidiary of California Resources Corporation. Yosemite will work with CRC to sequester at least 40,000 MTPA of CO2 from its Oroville hydrogen plant. The team at CRC has been phenomenal to work with, and Yosemite looks forward to their ongoing relationship.  

1 May 2023

Gunvor Partners with Yosemite Clean Energy on Green Hydrogen

We are excited to announce our partnership with Gunvor Group Ltd, through the signing of an offtake Letter of Intent. 

Gunvor Group is one of the world’s largest independent commodities trading houses by turnover, creating logistics solutions that safely and efficiently move physical energy and bulk materials from where they are sourced and stored to where they are demanded most.

2 March 2023

Yosemite Clean Energy to receive $1 million from the state of California for forest biomass to hydrogen projects

Yosemite’s applications were scored #1 and #2 out of the 8 projects selected to receive funding, as Yosemite has been a leader in hydrogen biofuel development.


The first grant will support Yosemite’s flagship project in Oroville, CA, and will help bring Yosemite to a final investment decision; the plant will produce 24 tons of renewable hydrogen per day. The second grant will support preliminary engineering for Yosemite’s Tuolumne County hydrogen project.

10 January 2023

Yosemite Clean Energy has secured its first plant site for commercial-scale production

Each Yosemite Clean Energy biofuels plant will be locally owned by farmers and forest landowners, who in return will provide wood waste, gathered at the end of the orchard's lifecycle or through sustainable forest management.


Vice-President for Business Development Robert Jackson said, "This is new. This type of ownership in biofuels facilities like ours is the democratization of clean energy. We're providing an all-new mineral right from a waste stream and converting it to a revenue stream for farmers and forest communities."

28 October 2021

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