January 2016 (Vol. 57, No. 1)

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  • Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

    Editorial: What Business Are We In?

    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle January 2016, Vol. 57, No. 1 p. 4

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    BioCycle World

    BioCycle January 2016, Vol. 57, No. 1 p. 6

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  • Zero to Go (ZTG), an education-oriented company that provides recycling and organics collection services at small (under 500 people) and large (3,000+ people) events in the Hudson Valley.

    Composting Roundup

    BioCycle January 2016, Vol. 57, No. 1 p.14

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    Anaerobic Digest

    BioCycle January 2016, Vol. 57, No. 1 p.18

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  • Bootstrap Compost, Boston

    Food Scraps Service For Urban Dwellers

    Bootstrap Compost started out collecting household food scraps via bicycles and has expanded into cargo vans and commercial organics.
    Dan Emerson
    BioCycle January 2016, Vol. 57, No. 1 p.21

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  • An open-top truck containing materials passes under a load volume scanner, which maps a 3-D image of the load.

    Volume-Based Measuring At Composting Facilities

    Scanning technology calculates volumes of inbound and outbound loads, accounting for variability in raw feedstocks and finished products.
    Craig Coker
    BioCycle January 2016, Vol. 57, No. 1 p.24

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  • Figure 1. Microbial seed treatment using freeze-dried compost on cucumber shows a dose response in the rate of application when attempting to suppress Pythium damping-off.

    Compost And The Organic Farming Connections

    BioCycle talks to the Rodale Institute’s new executive director and its compost production specialist about composting and compost use in organic agriculture.
    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle January 2016, Vol. 57, No. 1 p.26

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  • Residents bring food scraps to the Drop Spots, where they are collected and taken to Cayuga Compost. Tompkins County provides households a tool kit that includes a countertop kitchen caddy, a supply of compostable liners and a 6-gallon transport container.

    Residential Food Scraps Drop Off

    Tompkins County, New York is utilizing Drop Spots to offer food scraps diversion to residents, an economic option enabling more household participation.
    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle January 2016, Vol. 57, No. 1 p.26

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  • A Brown Bear PTO composting aerator attached to a farm tractor is used to blend the feedstocks and agitate and aerate the composting piles. Photo courtesy of Brown Bear Corp.

    Egg Laying Operation Finds Solutions Via Composting

    Baer Brothers Egg composts manure from approximately 1.2 million laying hens. In 2015, composting also took care of birds killed by the avian flu outbreak.
    Dan Emerson
    BioCycle January 2016, Vol. 57, No. 1 p.34

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