The Sonoma County Water Agency conducted a feasibility assessment of converting Water Agency produced woody biomass to electric power. The assessment evaluates several alternative renewable energy technologies on the following criteria: lifecycle cost, maximize energy efficiency, minimize air pollutant emissions, maximize feedstock availability, and maximize system modularity. The assessment suggests that biomass gasification would be a viable alternative for the agency to produce electric power. The assessment also provides a detailed benefit-cost analysis for a pilot-scale system at three possible sites in Sonoma County
More information can be found reading the assessment, Feasibility of Using Residual Woody Biomass to Generate Electricity for Sonoma County.