• Jerome Goldstein, Founding Publisher, BioCycle

    Editorial: Salute To A Vision

    BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4, p. 4
    Nora Goldstein
    May 8 would have been Jerome Goldstein’s 84th birthday. For those not familiar with our history, Jerry founded BioCycle in 1960 …

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  • BioCycle REFOR15

    BioCycle World

    BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4 p. 6

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    Composting Roundup

    BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4, p. 12

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    Anaerobic Digest

    BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4, p. 16

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  • Food scraps, some arriving in compostable bags (top photo), are unloaded onto a bed of mulch, then mixed in with a front-end loader.

    Food Scraps Composting At County Yard Trimmings Site

    Prince George’s County, Maryland began a food scraps composting pilot using a covered composting system, and is processing about 125 tons/month.
    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4, p. 21

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  • Figure 1. Equipment cost model

    Calculating Costs Of Organics Processing

    An understanding of what equipment costs to operate — by calculating machine rates — is part of sound financial management of an organics processing facility.
    Craig Coker
    BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4, p. 25

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  • Amendments are placed in a truck-mounted vertical mixer, which is driven to GNP Company to collect the solids.

    Building A Composting Niche

    Mississippi Topsoils, Inc. in Minnesota has built its expertise and product markets around composting poultry solids and woody materials.
    Dan Emerson
    BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4, p. 29

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  • The county provides schools with 64-gallon green Toter collection containers, posters and other educational material. Foods scraps, soiled paper and napkins can be included.

    Composting Pilot Expands In North Carolina School District

    About 25 schools are participating in a separation and composting pilot in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system, where 164 schools generate about 72 tons/week of food scraps.
    Ryan Cooper
    BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4, p. 32

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  • Earth Farms’ compost (being screened above) is certified by the USCC’s Seal of Testing Assurance.

    Growing A Composting Company 

    Earth Farms Organics was born out of seeking a better solution to manage grease trap solids. Today, about 70,000 tons/year of food scraps, FOG and wood chips are processed.
    Ryan Cooper
    BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4, p. 37

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  • Over 90 food waste AD facilities are in operation in the United Kingdom, such as the one near Bridgwater, England (shown above during construction), with many more in the pipeline.

    Anaerobic Digestion In The UK — 2015 Update

    The state of the AD industry in the United Kingdom is dynamic but the potential for further growth is huge, according to the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association.
    Charlotte Morton
    BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4, p. 43

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