Cover: BioCycle September/October 2019
BioCycle September October 2019

The BioCycle REFOR19 Conference Preview articles include …

Editorial: “The Times, They Are A Changin’”
Rill Ann Goldstein Miller, Nora Goldstein

Rill Ann Goldstein Miller, Publisher and Nora Goldstein, Editor
BioCycle September/October 2019, Vol. 60 No. 7, p. 4

BioCycle World

BioCycle September/October 2019, Vol. 60 No. 7, p. 6

Composting Roundup
The Baltimore Compost Collective employs and mentors disadvantaged Baltimore youth.

BioCycle September/October 2019, Vol. 60 No. 7, p. 15

Anaerobic Digest
BioEnergy DevCo’s first project: BTS anaerobic digestion system at the Maryland Food Center in Jessup, Maryland.

BioCycle September/October 2019, Vol. 60 No. 7, p. 19

Deep Dive Into Food Waste Management (Sourcing To Digesting)
Julie Schilf, U.S. EPA Region 5

BioCycle September/October 2019, Vol. 60 No. 7, p. 22
BioCycle REFOR19 continues our in-depth coverage of a wide range of topics related to food recovery and food waste recycling.

Evolution Of A Food Waste Digester
North State Rendering Co., Inc.’s (NSR) anaerobic digestion facility produces RNG for vehicle fuel (left). NSR has accepted clean high strength organics streams (middle) for a number of years, and recently installed a depackager to increase its ability to process packaged food waste (right).

A digester built in 2012 by a rendering company to process its residuals is evolving into a merchant facility to manage all types of food waste streams.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September/October 2019, Vol. 60 No. 7, p. 27

Market Outlook For Low Carbon Fuels
Brad Pleima, EcoEngineers

Overall, demand for RNG is strong in spite of an oversupply of D3 RINs in 2018.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September/October 2019, Vol. 60 No. 7, p. 30

Biological Recycling Of Biodegradable Plastics
Test for biodegradation of biodegradable polymer molecules being conducted at the OWS, Inc. laboratory.

To meet demand for organics recovery and reduced plastic waste, biodegradable plastics will be an increasing part of the future. Biological recycling infrastructure must be ready to respond.
Norma McDonald
BioCycle September/October 2019, Vol. 60 No. 7, p. 32

Closed Loop AD Solution For Cane Sugar Industry
Figure 1. Effect of organic loading on gas production

Research identifies process to make cellulose in tightly bonded lignocellulosic bagasse and cachaza substrates available to microorganisms for anaerobic degradation, without expensive pretreatment.
Avijit Dasgupta
BioCycle September/October 2019, Vol. 60 No. 7, p. 37

Innovating To Reduce Phosphorus Impacts
After 15 days of composting under negative aeration, separated dairy manure solids were put in a drying zone (to release steam and drive off moisture) under positive aeration with heated air.

Two companies are demonstrating the integration of composting and filtration technologies for the Vermont Phosphorus Innovation Challenge.
Brian Jerose
BioCycle September/October 2019, Vol. 60 No. 7, p. 47

EPA Rule Not Great For Clean Power
BioCycle Energy

EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule may drastically reduce environmental compliance flexibility — and revenues for anaerobic digestion projects.
Michael H. Levin
BioCycle September/October 2019, Vol. 60 No. 7, p. 43

Composting In Brazil
The Tera Ambiental Ltda. facility (Jundiai, State of São Paulo, Brazil), which uses both turned windrows and aerated static piles, features a composting capacity of 90,000 tons/years.

Composting agro-industrial residuals — from livestock manure to sugarcane sludges — is on the rise, with compost utilized for agricultural production.
M.J. L. Beltrame, K. Goldschmidt Beltrame and F. Carvalho Oliveira
BioCycle September/October 2019, Vol. 60 No. 7, p. 50

Connections: On The Same Team
Sally Brown

Sally Brown
BioCycle September/October 2019, Vol. 60 No. 7, p. 54

Equipment News
BioCycle REFOR19 Exhibit Ballroom

BioCycle September/October 2019, Vol. 60 No. 7, p. 56