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    Connections: Understanding Urban Soil Lead

    Sally Brown
    BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 46

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  • Figure 1. Green Mountain Compost cutlery degradation data

    Compostable Cutlery Disintegration Trials

    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

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  • 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.

    Wastewater Treatment Plant In Compliance — And Off The Grid

    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

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  • 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

    Anaerobic Digestion Infrastructure In Massachusetts

    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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  • Compost specific storm water management guidance

    Maryland’s New Composting Regulations

    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

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  • Among best practices for food scraps management is situating the unloading/loading areas indoors or in a covered area.

    Compost Specific Storm Water Management Guidance

    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

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  • The mass bed is turned a minimum of every 7 days with a Vermeer elevating face compost turner.

    Composter Brings On Residential Food Scraps Stream

    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

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  • (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.

    Powering A Creamery On Food Waste Feedstocks

    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

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    Equipment News

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

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  • US EPA AgSTAR U.S. digesters

    Anaerobic Digest

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

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