Call For Papers: BioCycle West Coast Conference 2015
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BioCycle West Coast Conference 2015 in Portland, Oregon, April 13-16, 2015 is now accepting abstracts.

Opening Plenary Session, BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014
BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014 Opening Plenary

Unedited video from opening plenary session of BioCycle East Coast Conference, October 28, 2014.

Commentary: Seize The RNG Transportation Fuel Opportunity
Joanna Underwood & Matthew Tomich

Joanna Underwood and Matthew Tomich
BioCycle Octoer 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 54

Advancing Organics Recycling On The East Coast
Demo plots have been installed on the Turf Valley Country Club grounds (adjacent to Conference hotel) to compare standard treatment for turf establishment to “suburban subsoiling” via decompaction and compost amendment. Inset image features core sample of soil prior to treatment.

Meeting demand for organics processing infrastructure, building climate-resilient communities and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay watershed are hot topics for discussion at BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 28

Breaking Down Renewable Natural Gas Injection Barriers
Figure 1. U.S. sources of methane emissions

Although cleaned and conditioned biogas is indistinguishable from fossil-based natural gas, barriers for injecting it into the natural gas pipeline network persist.
Marsha W. Johnston
BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 60

 

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Equipment News
Yuengling Brewery's 2G CENERGY cogeneration power plant.

BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 88

2014 Recipients Of The Jerome Goldstein Scholarship Fund For EcoEntrepreneuring
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The 2014 recipients of the Jerome Goldstein Scholarship Fund For EcoEntrepreneuring presented their research findings at the Rutgers University EcoComplex in Bordentown, New Jersey on August 25, 2014.

Hitting The Road With RNG In Canada
Compressed natural gas produced by EBI Énergie from landfill biogas helps fuel the waste collection trucks operated by a sister company. The RNG is supplemented with fossil natural gas.

While Canada has only two commercial-scale projects producing renewable natural gas for vehicle fuel, and several others in development, its potential is significant.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle June 2014, Vol. 55, No. 5, p. 53

 

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Call For Papers — BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014
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BioCycle East Coast 2014 will cover all facets of organics recycling — organics separation and collection, composting and anaerobic digestion, compost and biogas utilization and markets, technologies and systems — for the municipal, commercial, institutional, agricultural and industry sectors.

Building A Biogas Highway In The U.S.
The liquid RNG produced annually at the Altamont Landfill is equivalent to 2.5 million gallons of diesel fuel. Waste Management uses the fuel in its trash collection trucks.

Studies “conservatively” estimate renewable natural gas could replace 16 percent of the 38 billion gallons of diesel fuel consumed annually by the 10 million fleet trucks and buses on American roads.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle March/April 2014, Vol. 55, No. 3, p. 36

 

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Editorial: Steady As She Goes
Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle November 2013, Vol. 54, No. 11, p. 4

Getting Renewable Energy Projects Done In Tough Times
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Although public sector funding and incentives have waned and wholesale renewable electricity prices are low, project developers still may have viable options available.
Michael H. Levin
BioCycle September 2013, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 49

Editorial: Energy “Independence”
Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2013, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 4

Art And Science Of Digester Heat Exchange
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems produce both thermal and electric energy. The unit selected is dependent on the amount of heat required and the goals of the AD facility.

Providing sufficient thermal energy is a fundamental requirement to successful AD operation. This primer reviews temperature requirements and methods to attain and maintain recommended values.
Kevin Jankowski
BioCycle May 2013, Vol. 54, No. 5, p. 36

 

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Bionergy Outlook: Tips For Understanding Court Decisions
Edward Niblock

Edward Niblock
BioCycle April 2013, Vol. 54, No. 4, p. 53

Bioenergy Potential In California’s Food Processing Residues
Figure 1. California food processing facilities by county

Fruit and vegetable processing facilities and wineries are the largest sources of high moisture solid residues potentially available as bioenergy feedstocks.
Ricardo Amón, Mark Jenner and Stephen Kaffka
BioCycle March 2013, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 47

 

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Bioenergy Outlook: Defending The Renewable Fuels Standard
Edward Niblock

Edward Niblock
BioCycle February 2013, Vol. 54, No. 2, p. 45

Biomethane Production At Ontario Wastewater Treatment Plant
The City of Hamilton is upgrading its treatment plant to process higher flows and add tertiary treatment. Changes will result in more biogas generation in the digesters.

The City of Hamilton is purifying biogas and injecting it into the grid, while continuing to generate power and recover heat from its CHP system.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle November 2012, Vol. 53, No. 11, p. 43

Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling 2012
BioCycle Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling Conferenc 2012 Preview

BioCycle’s 12th Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri focuses on optimizing management of operating facilities, strategies for new project and product development and building biogas markets.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2012, Vol. 53, No. 9, p. 35

Biomass Energy Outlook: Energy Consumption Reality Check
Mark Jenner

Mark Jenner
BioCycle September 2012, Vol. 53, No. 9, p. 53

 

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Editorial: Meet Us In St. Louis
BioCycle Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling Conferenc 2012 Preview

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2012, Vol. 53, No. 9, p. 4

Microturbines Fill Biogas Utilization Niche
The Sheboygan, Wisconsin treatment facility was an early adopter of biogas-fired microturbine technology, installing ten 30 kW Capstone microturbines in 2006 that produce about 4,500 kW/day. (Photo courtesy of Sheboygan WWTP)

Ability to meet stringent air quality emissions rules, “plug and play” interconnection and ease of maintenance
are among features attractive to digester operators at WWTPs.
Diane Greer
BioCycle August 2012, Vol. 53, No. 8, p. 54

Anaerobic Digest
Fremont (Michigan) Community Digester project

BioCycle July 2012, Vol. 53, No. 7, p. 14

Biomass Energy Outlook: Renewable Energy Consumption Grows
Mark Jenner

Mark Jenner
BioCycle May 2012, Vol. 53, No. 5, p. 45

University Pioneers Dry Fermentation
University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh fermenters, percolate tank, biogas collection

To help achieve its goal of energy independence, the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh invested in a high solids, dry fermentation anaerobic digester to process source separated organics.

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle February 2012, Vol. 53, No. 2, p. 35

 

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