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RFP For Clean Air Technologies In San Joaquin, California
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

Request For Proposal (RFP) for “$4 million to advance the development and to accelerate the deployment of clean air technologies …”

BioCycle Equipment & Systems Directory 2014
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A guide to equipment and services for the composting, anaerobic digestion and organics recycling industries.

Call For Papers — BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014
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BioCycle East Coast 2014 will cover all facets of organics recycling — organics separation and collection, composting and anaerobic digestion, compost and biogas utilization and markets, technologies and systems — for the municipal, commercial, institutional, agricultural and industry sectors.

Deadline Extended For CalRecycle’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Organics Grant Program
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Applicants have an additional 4 weeks …

Why Food Only In Portland, Oregon?
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The short answer: Excessive contamination in the collected organics from the commercial food scraps composting program combined with challenges of nonfood items at one of Metro’s selected processing facilities.

White Castle Doubles Food Scraps Diversion Rate From Columbus-Area Stores
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On Earth Day 2014, White Castle announced that in the last year, they have expanded food scraps diversion programs to 16 Columbus, Ohio-area restaurants and plants in Vandalia and Cincinnati, Ohio, doubling their diversion rate to almost 10 tons of food scraps per month.

BioCycle March-April Double Issue
BioCycle March-April Issue, 2014 Double Issue

BioCycle will publish a double issue, March-April, to be mailed March 25. This is the official Conference issue of BioCycle REFOR14 West. The following issue, May, will be in the mail about May 19. A total of 11 issues will be published in 2014.

AgSTAR 2014 National Workshop is at BIOCYCLE REFOR14 WEST
US EPA AgSTAR 2014 National Workshop

Learn more about this Workshop
Learn more about BIOCYCLE REFOR14 WEST

2014 PA Recycling Markets Development Summit
Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center

The 2014 PA Recycling Markets Development Summit will be held on February 20, 2014, 9:30 AM to 3 PM in Philadelphia.

Patrick Administration Finalizes Commercial Food Waste Disposal Ban
Massachusetts Food Waste Ban

The Patrick Administration announced final statewide commercial food waste disposal ban regulations to take effect on October 1, 2014. The ban will divert food waste to energy-generating and composting facilities and reduce the Commonwealth’s waste stream.

New NYC Food Waste Recycling Law Will Have A National Impact, Say American Biogas And Composting Groups
American Biogas Council, US Composting Council

“NYC’s extraordinary action will be a shot of adrenaline to the growing biogas and compost industries which are ready, able and willing to manage organic wastes as a resource …”

Product Policy Institute Becomes UPSTREAM
UPSTREAM

After ten years as PPI, leading environmental organization changes brand to engage broader audiences

Comment Now On Renewable Fuel Standard 2014 Targets
2014 EPA Renewable Fuel Standards

The American Biogas Council (ABC), based in Washington, DC, issued an Alert to submit comments on the U.S. EPA’s 2014 renewable fuel targets.

Celebrate World Soil Day, December 5, 2013
World Soil Health Day

In honor of World Soil Day on December 5, 2013, BioCycle shares Jerry Goldstein’s thoughts from 1975…

BioCycle Editor Nora Goldstein Receives American Biogas Council’s Visionary Award
Nora Goldstein BioCycle American Biogas Council Visonary Award

Two ABC Visionary Awards were presented at BioCycle REFOR13 Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash
Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash

Review by Neil Seldman

Cultivating Community Composting Forum
Cultivating Community Compost

A one-day event for community composters, urban farmers and community gardeners to learn, network and grow.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Columbus, Ohio

American Biogas Council, US Composting Council & MassRecycle Join In Support of Massachusetts Organics Ban
Massachusetts Food Waste Ban

Composting and anaerobic digestion industry poised to expand in Massachusetts as consequence of proposed ban on disposing organic materials.

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Massachusetts Formally Proposes Commercial Food Waste Ban
Massachusetts Food Waste Ban

The long-anticipated ban on disposal of commercial food waste — along with funding to support anaerobic digestion (AD) — was formally announced on July 10.

Why New York City Community Composters Are Critical To City-Wide Implementation
New York City Food Waste & Community Composting

We welcome your thoughts on this emerging discourse about how the largest city in the U.S. can divert residential food waste from disposal …

How To Hit Pay Dirt*
Institute For Local Self-Reliance

A new report released on May 8 by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) — “Pay Dirt: Composting in Maryland to Reduce Waste, Create Jobs, & Protect the Bay” — found that 1,400 new full-time jobs could be supported in the state of Maryland for every million tons of yard trimmings and food scraps converted into compost that is used locally.

SMUD Seeks RSOI For Development Of Dairy Digesters
SMUD

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is seeking Requests for Statements of Interest (RSOI) for active involvement in the development of dairy anaerobic digestion (AD) project(s) in Sacramento County, California.

REFOR13: Call For Papers
REFOR13, BioCycle Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling Conference

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BioCycle’s 13th Annual Conference
Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling 2013 (REFOR13)
October 20-23, 2013, Columbus, Ohio

Is Your Composting Facility Listed In findacomposter.com?
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BioCycle’s on-line directory, www.findacomposter.com, is in the process of being updated and expanded …

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USCC Announces Lori Scozzafava As New Executive Director
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The United States Composting Council (USCC) is pleased to announce Lori Scozzafava as its new Executive Director. Ms. Scozzafava is a highly experienced association executive who has been involved in solid waste management for over 25 years.

Million Tomato Compost Campaign
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The US Composting Council celebrated Earth Day on Good Morning America and planted some of the many tomatoes that will be planted with the Million Tomato Compost Campaign.

Los Angeles Organics Waste Processing RFP
City of Los Angeles Organics Waste Processing RFP

The Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network (BAVN) has posted a newly-opened Request for Proposals from experienced contractors to provide receipt, processing, and reuse of green material, food material, and horse manure collected from the City of Los Angeles curbside collection program.

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BioCycle, official magazine of the US Composting Council

BioCycle designated as official magazine of the US Composting Council

Presentations from 2012 BioCycle Renewable Energy Conference

Paid BioCycle subscribers can access the presentations from BioCycle’s 2012 12th Annual Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling Conference.

 

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Breaking News: RFP Issued For Regional Organic Waste Digester
Regional Organic Waste Digester Locator, Eureka, California

The Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) in Eureka, California released its request for proposals (RFP) soliciting professional design services for the development, installation, start-up and commissioning of an anaerobic digestion system. All interested parties must register for the mandatory Pre-Proposal Net Meeting by 5:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time on September 26, 2012.

Breaking News: Ohio State University Expands Organics Recycling
Ohio State University Expands Organics Recycling

Since February 2010, The Ohio State University Sustainability Coordinator Corey Hawkey has worked to expand and enhance the institution’s recycling program.

BioCycle Renewable Energy Conference: Anaerobic Digestion | Biogas Markets | Manure | Food Waste | Composting | Biofuels
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Sessions, Monday, October 29, 2012
Sessions, Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Site Tours, Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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NRDC Report: 40% of Food Produced In U.S. Goes Uneaten — Most Is Thrown Away
Food Waste

Reducing the amount of food America wastes is critical. Equally critical is capturing the food that is wasted to build healthy soils and generate renewable energy. How?
“DON’T THROW IT AWAY” …

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Yet Another Persistent Herbicide Found In Vermont Horse Manure, Commercial Feed And Compost
Persistent Herbicide Horse

Active ingredient in recalled DuPont product Imprelis, detected in samples taken across the state.

BioCycle Breaking News:
High Levels Of Clopyralid Found In Commercial Horse Feed
Photo courtesy of Washington State University Extension

Updated August 10, 2012 with response from Land O’Lakes Purina Feed.

Vermont composting facility reports four samples of off-the-shelf Purina horse feed it had tested for clopyralid indicate the presence of the herbicide at levels between 142 ppb and 465 ppb (.142-.465 ppm).