Expanding AD Capacity In The UK
Basingstoke, Hampshire

After raising $160 million in 2012, Tamar Energy Ltd set out on an aggressive plan to build 40 anaerobic digestion facilities over the next five years, and generate 100 MW of green electricity.
David Riggle
BioCycle March/April 2014, Vol. 55, No. 3, p. 62

 

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Composting Roundup
Ranvinder (Rana) Bains of Bluebird Composting in Fulton, Missouri

BioCycle February 2014, Vol. 55, No. 2, p. 10

Heat Recovery From Compost
Figure 1. Flow diagram of UNH heat recovery system

New system installed at University of New Hampshire research farm captures both the thermal energy in the hot air generated by the composting process and in the water molecules of the vapor stream itself.
Matt Smith and John Aber
BioCycle February 2014, Vol. 55, No. 2, p. 27

Legal Perspectives On Odor Impacts
BioCycle February 2014

Washington State lawyer who works with both composting facilities and impacted neighborhoods explains the legal intricacies when it comes to off-site odors.
Katrina Mendrey
BioCycle February 2014, Vol. 55, No. 2, p. 30

 

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The Compost Odor Wheel
Figure 1. Composting odor wheel

Katrina Mendrey
BioCycle February 2014, Vol. 55, No. 2, p. 34

 

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Found: Composters Taking Food Scraps!
Found: Composters Taking Food Scraps

Tweet Update to BioCycle’s online directory, FindAComposter.com, finds 93.5 percent increase in facilities that can accept food scraps in the United States. Aaron Krossovitch, Stephanie Katsaros and Nora Goldstein BioCycle January 2014, Vol. 55, No. 1, p. 24 In April 2007, BioCycle launched FindAComposter.com, a publicly searchable database of composting facilities in the United States

Composters Defend Against Persistent Herbicides
ing of its mixer, a Green Mountain Compost operator had to remove compost affected by a persistent herbicide.

To mitigate exposure, composting facility operators are modifying feedstock recipes and increasing use of plant bioassays of finished compost. Part II
Craig Coker
BioCycle August 2013, Vol. 54, No. 8, p. 21

Analyzing Food Waste Management Methods
Figure 1. Comparison of greenhouse gas emissions (as CO2e) from food waste management methods

Research was conducted on greenhouse gas emissions and the economics of five different options for communities to manage food waste streams — including codigestion and composting. Part III
David L. Parry
BioCycle June 2013, Vol. 54, No. 6, p. 36

 

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Design Considerations In Aerated Static Pile Composting
Examples of a negative aeration system installed at the City of Burlington, North Carolina’s biosolids composting facility (left) and a positive aeration system at Blue Hen Organics in Frankford, Delaware (right) are shown.

ASP fundamentals, including recipe development to ensure adequate free air space, are discussed. Part I
Craig Coker and Tom Gibson
BioCycle January 2013, Vol. 54, No. 1, p. 30

 

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Zoning Model For Urban Agriculture And Composting
The zoning code model serves as a guide to establish community gardens and composting activities in compliance with local and state land use and environmental rules.

TweetCommunity gardens can be added to codes as a “defined use category” and allowed as “primary permitted use.” Composting then falls under “accessory use.” Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez and Christopher Germain BioCycle July 2012, Vol. 53, No. 7, p. 24 Community gardens, part of the overall urban agriculture movement, have seen rapid growth in popularity across the……

 

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Food Waste To Resource In India
The author builds the first compost pile at the ashram in Kerala using shavings from the wood shop. Small piles were built daily.

Low tech composting operations are being installed on ashram campuses to mitigate pollution and provide a high value soil amendment for gardens and agriculture.
Peter Ash
BioCycle July 2012, Vol. 53, No. 7, p. 26

 

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Building Solutions For Composting, Anaerobic Digestion
The Green Lane Energy anaerobic digester under construction near Junction City, Oregon is using a fabric structure to house its materials receiving and preprocessing operations. Supplied by Legacy Building Solutions, it incorporates structural steel beams.

From feedstock receiving and mixing to finished product storage, organics recycling facilities are investing in fully and partially enclosed structures.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle June 2012, Vol. 53, No. 6, p. 30

U.S. Composting Industry Outlook
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USCC 2012
Michael Virga
BioCycle January 2012, Vol. 53, No. 1, p. 37

Worker Protection At Composting Sites
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Safety and health hazards should be addressed using a hierarchy of control measures — eliminate the hazard, reduce through management controls and finally, adequate protection.
Nellie J. Brown
BioCycle January 2012, Vol. 53, No. 1, p. 47

 

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Yard Trimmings Composting Facility Upgrades Operations
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The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation changed its management approach to increase throughput and make a high quality product.
Brian N. Card and Peter J. Connell
BioCycle January 2012, Vol. 53, No. 1, p. 44

Biosolids Composting In Salt Lake City
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After composting at a remote location for over 15 years, the Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility moved the operation next to the treatment plant, making odor control paramount.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle January 2012, Vol. 53, No. 1, p. 34

 

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