Editorial: Circles, Cycles And Loops
Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 4

BioCycle World
BioCycle_World

BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 6

Composting Roundup
Grant Berman (left) and Miles Macero of Dirty Boys Composting

BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 10

Anaerobic Digest
AgSTAR website redesign

BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 14

Strategic Partnering For Composting Facility Growth
“Our collaboration allows us to more efficiently use our assets for more than one business unit,” says John Adelman, CEO of CPRC Group (center), along with Brett Richardson of We Compost It! (left) and Jim Hiltner. CPRC’s MB Bark composting facility (right) is in Auburn, Maine.

We Compost It! in Maine and Roots Composting in Arizona are expanding their operations by aligning with larger companies that have compatible expertise, processing equipment and available land.
Craig Coker
BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 19

Controlling Contamination In Collected Organics
Physical contaminants of most concern to composters are the Big Three: Plastics, glass and produce stickers (above).

The Washington Department of Ecology, local governments and composters are working together to identify reasons behind increasing amounts of physical contamination and ways to reduce it.
Mary Harrington
BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 22

 

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Introducing … STA Certified Compost
US Composting Council's STA Certified Compost seal

In a new development, the US Composting Council’s Seal of Testing Assurance Program can now be defined as a certification program.
Ron Alexander and Al Rattie
BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 27

Compost Restores Prairie, Improves Golf Course Turf
Applying compost made from the base’s food scraps and wood chips on prairie plots and scattering the larval and nectar host seeds led to spectacular growth.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is using compost made from preconsumer food scraps on the base to restore habitat for several endangered species. Compost research at the base’s golf course also holds promise. Part II
Ashley Blazina
BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 29

 

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Focus On Organics Equipment
Zeroing in on the food waste stream is a primary focus for Ecoverse. Available equipment includes the Tiger line of food waste depackagers.

Ecoverse Industries, Ltd. made a shift to organics over a decade ago, tapping into the sector’s long-term opportunities.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 33

Entrepreneur Connects Generators To AD
Napoleon Biogas, LLC processes organic waste from a neighboring Campbell Soup Company plant in Napoleon, Ohio. Underground pipes transport the organics from the plant to the digester (shown in foreground; biogas storage unit on right).

A Northeast company brings anaerobic digestion and renewable energy to the feedstock sources in Ohio and New York State.
Dan Emerson
BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 34

Wastewater Treatment Plants Shrink Carbon Footprint
The West Lafayette (Indiana) Wastewater Treatment Utility installed a receiving station with a platform, integrated cart tipper (left) and a JWC Environmental Macho Monster grinder to handle preconsumer food scraps such as melon rinds and banana peels.

BioCycle series concludes with a look at water resource recovery facilities in California, Indiana and Wisconsin. Part II
Marsha Johnston
BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 38

 

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Shedding Light On High Strength Organics For Codigestion
High strength organics used for codigestion at Jordan Dairy Farms in Rutland, Massachusetts include ice cream waste, processed meat DAF, dairy wash water and buttermilk whey.

Collecting sufficient data on high strength feedstocks for codigestion is essential to the understanding of process impacts and costs, and gaining acceptance from researchers and practitioners.
Vincent Apa and Patrick Evans
BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 41

 

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Connections: YIMBY
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Sally Brown
BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 45

BioEnergy Outlook: More Pope, Less Nope
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Ted Niblock
BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 47

Equipment News
Green Mountain Technologies' Earth Cube

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