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Filtrexx's Student Design Competition at the 14th Annual Meeting of the American Ecological Engineering Society.

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

Connections: Navigating Clear Water Rules
Sally Brown

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

Digested Dairy Manure To High-End Potting Soil
Magic Dirt is blended with natural recycled materials and packaged in one cubic foot bags that are currently sold in Idaho and parts of several other Western states.

An anaerobic digester development company launched a bagged potting soil product to utilize digested dairy manure fibers and improve long-term success of facilities.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2014, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 48

Composting Roundup
Lehigh University students GR2OW project (Green Resource Recovery of Waste)

BioCycle July 2014, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 13

Call For Papers — BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014
bcec14

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.

Connection: Cleaning Powers Of Soil
Sally Brown

Sally Brown
BioCycle April 2013, Vol. 54, No. 4, p. 52

Managing Nutrient Release In Compost-Amended Bioswale Soils
Soils put into the columns were mixed at a base ratio of 40 percent compost to 60 percent silica sand by volume. Targeted PSI levels were achieved before additions of water to mimic two types of storm events.

Research shows adding water treatment residuals to a bioswale soil mix immobilizes nutrients in compost that might otherwise leach.
Katrina Mendrey
BioCycle March 2013, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 36

State Fertilizer And Soil Amendment Rules
BioCycle West Coast Conference 2013 Preview

Departments of Agriculture in every state regulate fertilizer and soil amendment sales/distribution, including compost and digestate products. Here’s a summary of the latest rule developments, FAQs and more.
Ron Alexander
BioCycle March 2013, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 44

 

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Building Sustainable Sanitation Systems
Sugarcane bagasse is added to the toilet waste at the composting sites as a bulking agent, and to absorb excess leachate and help control odors.

A low cost system of resource management such as composting toilets is helping to mitigate many of Haiti’s social and ecological challenges.
Rich Flammer
BioCycle November 2012, Vol. 53, No. 11, p. 34

Commentary: Soils, Nutrients, Organic Amendments — And Human Health

BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 57
In addition to calories, people and animals need a range of nutrients, including amino acids, lipids, vitamins and minerals, to stay healthy. Most of these come from our diets (Vitamin D from sunshine is one exception). While the amino acids, lipids and vitamins in our diets are produced by plants or animals, all the required minerals originate in soils.

 

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Urban Farming Grows In Oakland
Urban farm in Oakland: City Slicker Farms in Fitzgerald Park

Making soils productive via organics recycling is a cornerstone of meeting this California city’s goal to get 30 percent of its food from within the immediate region.

Paul Hagey
BioCycle March 2012, Vol. 53, No. 3, p. 23

 

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Sustainable Sites Initiative: 2012 Update
Novus Corporation Headquarters Campus in Missouri, pilot project testing the SITES™ guidelines

Voluntary national guidelines and rating system for landscapes raise the bar on rebuilding America’s green infrastructure from the ground up.

David McDonald and Danielle Pieranunzi
BioCycle March 2012, Vol. 53, No. 3, p. 37