Organics Recycling has come light years from the founding of Compost Science — BioCycle’s original name — in 1960. Thank you to the BioCycle Trailblazers who have given us the tools and practices to forge ahead in 2019, BioCycle’s 60th Anniversary.
BioCycle July 2019
You are about to meet a few in the U.S. and Canada, suggested by colleagues and long-time friends of BioCycle. What better time than our 60th Anniversary to celebrate these trailblazing individuals and projects. Trailblazers in many other countries will be profiled — along with anaerobic digestion Trailblazers — in the August BioCycle issue.
BioCycle Trailblazers are recognized as projects and people with traits defined as:
• Involved with an invention, research, policy, innovation, project, product, service that significantly advanced organics recycling. “Advanced” in this context includes: Solution to a very vexing process control problem; Opened a new market for compost or biogas; Instituted policy that accelerated growth in composting or AD infrastructure; Quantified negative impact (e.g., GHG emissions) of traditional waste management practice.
• Possesses tenacity, perseverance and grit enabling the individual to ultimately succeed despite challenges, setbacks, and maybe even financial losses.
• Individual who championed a concept, cause or practice, bringing it to the forefront of the organics recycling industry — and who’s name is associated with that accomplishment.
The individuals and projects profiled here do not represent a complete list of Trailblazers. We invite you to email us with your suggestions — include background on the individual and/or project and a high-resolution photo.
Enjoy your hike as you explore the trail forged by BioCycle blazers!
Jerome Goldstein (1931 – 2012), BioCycle Founder
Clarence Golueke, PhD (1911 – 2004), University of California, Berkeley
Roger Tim Haug, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Loyola Marymount University
Sally Brown, PhD, University of Washington
Francis (Frank) Gouin, PhD (1938-2018), Emeritus Professor, University of Maryland
H. Clay Kellogg, Jr. (1927 – 1987), Kellogg Supply Co.
Harry A. Hoitink, PhD, The Ohio State University
Dynamic Duo: Barrie Cogburn and Scott McCoy, TxDOT and TCEQ
USDA-EPA Aerated Static Pile Team
Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates Inc.
The “Metals” Researchers, aka “W-170 Group”
Will Allen, Growing Power
Second installment (August)
We continue our tributes to BioCycle Trailblazers, both in the U.S. and internationally
Final installment (November/December)
BioCycle Trailblazers Finale: Biowaste Composting Trailblazers in Germany and Austria