Connections: Understanding Urban Soil Lead
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Sally Brown
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 46

Compostable Cutlery Disintegration Trials
Figure 1. Green Mountain Compost cutlery degradation data

Nine brands of cutlery marketed as compostable were put through a degradation test at a Vermont composting facility that utilizes the aerated static pile method.
Nate Clark
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 25

Wastewater Treatment Plant In Compliance — And Off The Grid
A biomass equalization tank is used to mix the treatment plant solids with other substrates, such as food waste, prior to loading into the digesters.

Partnership between the City of Wooster, Ohio and an anaerobic digester developer to retrofit WWTP solids handling is already yielding positive results.
Marsha Johnston
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 35

Anaerobic Digestion Infrastructure In Massachusetts
The first stand-alone nonfarm based digester in Massachusetts is owned by CRMC Bioenergy, LLC, and will accept food waste, FOG and WWTP biosolids. It is starting up in pilot mode. Photo courtesy of CRMC Bioenergy, LLC

Even with the new commercial organics ban, the tortoise is winning over the hare as AD facilities slowly roll out in Massachusetts. Part 2
Zoë Neale
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 41

 

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Maryland’s New Composting Regulations
Compost specific storm water management guidance

Draft rules, several years in the making, are in the final comment period. Rules focus primarily on composting facilities processing source separated organics.
Marsha Johnston
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 33

Compost Specific Storm Water Management Guidance
Among best practices for food scraps management is situating the unloading/loading areas indoors or in a covered area.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is seeking input on guidance it is developing to address storm water management at composting operations.
Marsha Johnston
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 30

Composter Brings On Residential Food Scraps Stream
The mass bed is turned a minimum of every 7 days with a Vermeer elevating face compost turner.

Eight months into processing curbside collected source separated organics from the City of Seattle, Lenz Enterprises’ strategy for contaminant removal is effective.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 20

Powering A Creamery On Food Waste Feedstocks
(1) Langage Farm’s 3-tank digester systems (left). Digestate holding tank with flare (in foreground) and digestate solar drying greenhouse (in rear). (2) Grit separation unit mounted on digester roof. (3) Digester tanks with Yield/FITEC self-cleaning tank system on top that perform grit removal with floor scraper, gravity separation and skimmer to remove floating contaminants.

To help make the investment in an AD plant pencil out, a dairy and creamery in southern England threw its hat into the municipal and commercial organics processing arena.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 38

Equipment News
Filtrexx International EnviroBloxx

BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 48

Anaerobic Digest
US EPA AgSTAR U.S. digesters

BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 16

Composting Roundup
Athens, Greece organics collection pilots

BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 12

BioCycle World
Food Waste Reduction Alliance

BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 6

Commentary: Climate Attitudes And U.S. Employment Rate
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Ted Niblock
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 46

 

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Editorial: Strength In Numbers
Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 4