August 2015 (Vol. 56, No. 7)

  • BioCycle_August_2015

    Cover Article: BioCycle August, 2015

    San Diego International Airport, with new LEED Platinum terminal and robust food scraps diversion program, is model for airports worldwide.

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  • Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

    Editorial: Yes! Can Do

    BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 4
    Nora Goldstein

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  • BioCycle REFOR15

    BioCycle World

    BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 6

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  • DSNY food scraps drop-off locations

    Composting Roundup

    BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 10

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  • Eblin

    Anaerobic Digest

    BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 17
    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

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  • Once full, the food scraps dumpsters are towed to a 20 cubic yard compactor located at the airport’s central disposal area, where they are emptied (left), cleaned and returned to their locations (compactor ready for transport, right).

    Flying High With Food Diversion

    San Diego International Airport diverts an average of 6 tons/week of food scraps, and serves as a model for other airports.
    Ana Carvalho
    BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 20

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  • 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.

    Pioneering An Organics Disposal Ban

    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
    BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 23

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  • 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.

    Evaluating On-Site Organics Management Options

    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
    BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 26

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  • Digestate is mixed with carbon sources using an Ecoverse DW 3080 stationary shredder/blender in the enclosed receiving hall at the composting facility.

    Ontario Composter Expands With Digestate Processing

    All Treat Farms composts digestate from the anaerobic digester servicing the City of Toronto’s residential organics collection program.
    Peter Gorrie
    BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 32

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  • Figure 1. Carbon intensity of various fuels

    Fueling Fleets With Renewable Natural Gas

    Renewable natural gas — which is cost-competitive with diesel fuel and carbon neutral — is the next game-changer in vehicle fueling.
    Stephanie Thorson
    BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 36

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