BioCycle June 2014, Vol. 55, No. 5, p. 44
New. Improved. Online.
Biocycle’s Equipment and Systems Directory 2014 — a guide to equipment and services for the composting, anaerobic digestion and organics recycling industries — is available online exclusively. This year’s Equipment and Systems Directory features more detailed categories to guide your search. BioCycle editors have reviewed company websites to assist with categorization of products and services — and ensure that the web addresses are current.
In the Exhibit Halls at BioCycle Conferences, as well as in BioCycle articles and news briefs, we are fascinated with how organics recycling facilities are “assembled.” Often, project developers select a primary system, e.g., composting or anaerobic digester technology, and then mix and match components for preprocessing feedstocks, aeration, agitation and mixing, dewatering and solids separation, screening, biogas utilization and more. At a recent BioCycle Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling Conference, we observed a half-dozen different equipment vendors and service providers sitting at a lunch table with a project developer. The expanded categories in our 2014 Equipment and Services Directory reflect this approach to project development and equipment procurement.
This year also marks the first time that BioCycle’s Equipment and Systems Directory is only available online. Growth in organics recycling — across the municipal, commercial, institutional, agricultural and industrial sectors — has led to a continuous flow of new systems, components and services. In short, this is a dynamic marketplace that is best served by a dynamic directory tool that is updated continuously. Between BioCycle Magazine and BioCycle Conferences, we are constantly interacting with new and existing companies offering products and systems for organics collection and transport, size reduction, depackaging, contaminant removal, composting and anaerobic digestion, solids separation and dewatering, biogas capture and conditioning, power production and heat recovery, screening and bagging. In addition, there are tools for monitoring and process control, compostable products, covers for composting piles, compost spreaders, carbon credit aggregators and providers of services to manage facilities and market finished products.
Because BioCycle’s Equipment and Systems Directory is dynamic — and digital — we encourage product manufacturers to contact us about being included. Together, with BioCycle readers, advertisers and Directory sponsors, we are growing the composting, anaerobic digestion and organics recycling industries, converting organics into high value products that build healthy soils, power and fuel our communities, conserve water, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create jobs and enterprises.