• BioCycle World

    BioCycle World

    BioCycle August 2014, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 6

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  • Southern Disaster Recovery offloads storm debris at a Collection Operations and Debris Management site (left) during a 2014 ice storm in South Carolina. Mobile processing equipment includes a CBI horizontal grinder (right).

    Storm Debris Recovery & Processing

    Mobile wood grinding fleet, qualification as a preapproved cleanup contractor
    and reliable outlets for processed debris are keys to success.
    Dan Emerson
    BioCycle August 2014, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 25

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  • New Way’s new Rotopac (1) is a fully automated side-loading organics collection truck that can be double-purposed for curbside trash collection. It features a 4 cy hopper equipped with an auger (2) that feeds material into the truck body (3) at a rate of 7 cy/minute.

    Demand Grows For Food Waste Collection Trucks

    More trailer and lift manufacturers are designing equipment specifically for collection and transport of source separated food waste. Part I
    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle August 2014, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 41

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  • Figure 1. Power positive resource recovery at a BNEW resource recovery center

    Power Positive Resource Recovery

    Using laws of thermodynamic analysis to evaluate the energy and power characteristics of wastewater and beneficial uses of biogas offers greater insight into best business practices and what is achievable.
    David Parry
    BioCycle August 2014, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 45

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  • The Center for Sustainability offers a variety of trainings, including one focused on vermicomposting, as well as a week-long certification course for professional composters.

    California University Integrates Composting Education

    California State Polytechnic University offers classes, trainings and hands on experience in composting and organic farming.
    Ryan Cooper
    BioCycle August 2014, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 39

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  • University of Arizona student members of Compost Cats work at the composting site located at the San Xavier Co-op Farm.

    Students Grow A Food Scraps Program

    A student group at the University of Arizona, the City of Tucson and a Native American tribe joined forces to collect and compost source separated organics.
    Dan Emerson
    BioCycle August 2014, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 36

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  • Most composting and AD facilities fall under a Conditional Use Permit, a Special Exception that has to be approved by a governing body.

    Organics Recycling Facility Siting

    Approvals from local planning and zoning officials can be a challenging first step. This article explains the process related to siting composting and anaerobic digestion facilities.
    Craig Coker
    BioCycle August 2014, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 2

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  • Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

    Editorial: Getting There

    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle August 2014, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 4

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  • Sally Brown

    Connections: Navigating Clear Water Rules

    Sally Brown
    BioCycle August 2014, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 53

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  • Turf Valley Resort has implemented initiatives in energy efficiency; water conservation; food purchasing; and waste reduction and uses Veteran Compost for their food waste/organic residuals.

    Composting Roundup

    BioCycle August 2014, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 12

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