Cover Article: BioCycle August, 2015
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San Diego International Airport, with new LEED Platinum terminal and robust food scraps diversion program, is model for airports worldwide.

Editorial: Yes! Can Do
Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

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Nora Goldstein

BioCycle World
BioCycle REFOR15

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Composting Roundup
DSNY food scraps drop-off locations

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Anaerobic Digest
Eblin

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Ohio ATI Graduates First Class With Renewable Energy Degree • Breaking A Renewable Energy Record • AD Projects Receive Clean Energy Funds • AD Projects Receive Clean Energy Funds • Community Digester Wins State Funding • Dairy Digester Awarded R&D Grant By State Ag Agency

Pioneering An Organics Disposal Ban
In response to the Province of Nova Scotia’s ban on disposal of compostable organic materials in 1997, almost all municipalities launched 3-stream curbside collection programs.

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia banned landfill disposal of all compostables in 1997. Almost 20 years later, BioCycle checks in on organics diversion progress.
Peter Gorrie
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Composting • Renewable Energy • Sustainability

 

Evaluating On-Site Organics Management Options
Options evaluated include storage (1) for transportation off-site, and aerobic in-vessel systems (2, 3) that create a ready-to-cure material or, in some cases, a ready-to-use soil amendment that can be applied on-site.

A 2015 organics disposal ban in the Metro Vancouver Region of British Columbia, led to creation of a guide for businesses and institutions considering managing their organics on-site.
Terry Fulton and Veronica Baker
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Ontario Composter Expands With Digestate Processing
Digestate is mixed with carbon sources using an Ecoverse DW 3080 stationary shredder/blender in the enclosed receiving hall at the composting facility.

All Treat Farms composts digestate from the anaerobic digester servicing the City of Toronto’s residential organics collection program.
Peter Gorrie
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Composting • Renewable Energy • Sustainability

 

Fueling Fleets With Renewable Natural Gas
Figure 1. Carbon intensity of various fuels

Renewable natural gas — which is cost-competitive with diesel fuel and carbon neutral — is the next game-changer in vehicle fueling.
Stephanie Thorson
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Composting • Renewable Energy • Sustainability

 

Biosolids Compost Manufacturer Taps Agricultural Markets
As part of its expansion, three 162 feet by 120 feet Legacy Building Solutions’ fabric structures, with a clearance height of 18 feet, were installed for processing and curing. Each building has capacity for about 6 windrows (about 1,700 cubic yards). Lee County also purchased a second Ecoverse windrow turner.

Lee County, Florida composts biosolids from a dozen treatment plants along with yard trimmings to produce a fertilizer for area farmers, landscapers and homeowners.
Nora Goldstein
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Winning Formula For Biosolids Composting
The Clallam County biosolids composting facility is on a 1-acre site within a 55-acre solid waste management complex in Port Angeles.

Limited to a one-acre footprint, the City of Port Angeles, Washington strives to produce high quality compost for local markets.
Ashley Blazina
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Connections: Good To The Last Grind
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Sally Brown
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BioEnergy Outlook: Political Chatter
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Ted Niblock
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Equipment News
Komptech Multistar S3

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