Composting

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AD & Biogas, Biosolids, Composting, Facilities

Biosolids Census — Is Your WRRF In The Count?

The National Biosolids Data Project (NBDP) launched its biosolids survey for water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) in January.  And state biosolids coordinators have been providing state-by-state biosolids information. Data collection is ongoing, and to illustrate what has been learned so far, the NBDP introduced its new BiosolidsData.org website. “Data and reports from several states are...

AD & Biogas

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AD & Biogas, Business+Finance, Climate, Policies + Regulations

U.S. Supreme Court Hears RFS Exemption Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on April 27 heard oral arguments pertaining to its pending review of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal’s January 2020 ruling on small refinery “economic hardship” exemptions (SREs).

Food Waste

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Climate, Composting, Food Waste, Policies + Regulations

U.S. Food Loss & Waste Policy Action Plan

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, ReFED, and the World Wildlife Fund are leading the call on Congress and the Biden administration to undertake policies to address food loss and waste (FLW).

Climate

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AD & Biogas, Climate

New York City’s Net Zero Carbon Target

New York City (NYC) can achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 through a dramatic ramp-up of renewable energy, deep emissions cuts across its building and transportation sectors, and transitioning to low carbon fuels, according to a joint study led by the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the two major utilities serving NYC, Con Edison and National Grid.

AD & Biogas, Climate, Food Waste

Second Food Scraps-to-RNG Project Certified Under California LCFS GREET 3.0

Before January 2021, no food scraps-to-renewable natural gas (RNG) pathways had been certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) under CA-GREET 3.0 —the life cycle analysis model that has been used by the agency since 2019 to certify Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) pathways. Then in January, CARB used the rare Design-based pathway process to certify a pathway in the City of Napa, California for Zero Waste Energy (ZWE), as described in a recent BioCycle article.

AD & Biogas, Climate, Food Waste

Biogas Americas — May 4-May 27

The American Biogas Council is holding its second virtual Biogas Americas event, each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon in May from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM EDT, starting on Tuesday, May 4 and ending on Thursday, May 27.

Markets

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Composting, Markets

Compost Markets In The U.S.

A 1993 BioCycle article, “Compost Supply And Demand,” calculated estimates for compost production and market demand in the U.S. Do we know where markets stand in 2020?

Biosolids, Composting, Contamination, Markets, Soil Health

Recycled Organic Products And Phosphorus

It’s time for state Plant Food Control officials to recognize that the P in recycled organics is in a slow-releasing form and much less water soluble than its inorganic counterparts.

AD & Biogas, Composting, Facilities, Food Waste, Markets

State Of Organics Recycling In North Carolina

Assessment released in January 2021 indicates the state has capacity to process significantly greater amounts of source separated organics — and the markets to utilize the end products.

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