California’s New Laws To Accelerate Organics Recycling
California’s new yard waste and food waste diversion laws

On September 28, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two landmark pieces of legislation that will lead to significant increases in the amount of organic wastes available for composting and anaerobic digestion.

San Francisco Company To Turn Food Waste Into Fuel For Collection Fleet
Ribbon cutting ceremony for Scavenger Company, Inc.'s new dry anaerobic digester.

Scavenger Company Inc. uses anaerobic digestion to generate clean-burning compressed natural gas.

Food Waste Collection Companies Grow With The Flow
E.O.M.S. has over 300 food waste collection accounts. Customers use 64-gallon carts and/or 2- and 4-cubic yard containers (inset).

Interviews with haulers yield valuable insights into how to successfully set up and run dedicated organics collection routes.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 70

Federal Biogas Opportunities Roadmap
A lack of consolidated financial and technical data for the biogas industry made it difficult to tabulate the economic and environmental benefits from anaerobic digesters not located on farms or at wastewater treatment plants.

Roadmap identifies existing federal programs and funding that can increase use of biogas systems to reduce methane emissions and generate energy and fuels.
Patrick Serfass
BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 54

BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014 — Register Now!

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Central America Coffee Growers Generate Biogas To Fuel Facilities And Kitchen Stoves

The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project has been implemented in a range of differently sized farms in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

2014 Recipients Of The Jerome Goldstein Scholarship Fund For EcoEntrepreneuring

The 2014 recipients of the Jerome Goldstein Scholarship Fund For EcoEntrepreneuring presented their research findings at the Rutgers University EcoComplex in Bordentown, New Jersey on August 25, 2014.

Announcing BioCycle’s Cultivating Community Composting 2014 Forum
BioCycle Community Composting Workshop 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Baltimore, MD
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Pennsylvania PUC Proposal Jeopardizes Farm Digester Use Of Net Metering — Comments due by 9/3/14
anaerobic digester, on farm, renewable energy, manure, food waste

A proposal by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PA PUC) — Docket L-2014-2404361 “Proposed Net Metering Changes” — would limit the amount of excess energy a farm can sell to utilities through net metering.

Colleges And Universities Invited To Compete In GameDay Recycling Challenge

GameDay Recycling Challenge invites colleges and universities across the nation to compete to see which school will produce the least amount of waste in their stadiums and tailgate areas this college football season.

State Of Composting In The U.S.
State Of Composting In The U.S.

New report reviews composting basics, provides national and state-by-state statistics and job generation data, summarizes model programs, technologies and systems, and concludes with recommendations on how to grow composting in the U.S.
Brenda Platt and Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2014, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 19

BioCycle Equipment & Systems Directory 2014

A guide to equipment and services for the composting, anaerobic digestion and organics recycling industries.