BioCycle International Trailblazer: Australia
Peter Wadewitz

BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 24

Cover: BioCycle August 2019
BioCycle August 2019

WyoFarm Composting, part of Haderlie Farms in Thayne, Wyoming, collects and composts food waste in the Grand Tetons.

Editorial: Clarion Call
Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 4

BioCycle World
Bans and Beyond: Designing and Implementing Organic Waste Bans and Mandatory Organics Recycling Laws

BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 6

Composting Roundup
Compost from Windham Solid Waste District's (Brattleboro, Vermont) is being used on this industrial hemp in Massachusetts.

BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 10

Anaerobic Digest
Dane County (OH) Landfill RNG Facility (a BioCycle REFOR19 Site Tour)

BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 14

BioCycle Trailblazer: Mary Appelhof, Earthworm Educator
Mary Appelhof

BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 21

Closed Loop Composting System In Wyoming
Haderlie Farms supplies area food establishments with produce. It started out taking back food scraps to feed its pigs, but then expanded to start WyoFarm, a commercial composting operation.

Signal Mountain Lodge partnership with farm results in a closed loop for food waste composting in the Grand Tetons.
Ana Carvalho
BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 26

BioCycle Trailblazers: Brenda Platt and Neil Seldman, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Brenda Platt and Neil Seldman

BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 22

BioCycle Trailblazer: Tatjana (Tanja) Vujic, Director of Biogas Strategy, Duke University
Tatjana (Tanja) Vujic

BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 23

BioCycle International Trailblazers: Italy
Rosanna Laraia

BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 24

Connections: The Maggots’ Buffet
Sally Brown

Sally Brown
BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 38

Equipment News
Peterson 1700D Horizontal Grinder

BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 40

BioCycle International Trailblazer: Ireland
Munoo Prasad

BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 25

Cover: BioCycle July 2019
BioCycle July, 2019

“Celebrating 60 Years” with these special features: “BioCycle Trailblazers” (where images featured on the cover are found) and “Looking Back To Look Ahead

Editorial: 60 Years And Counting
Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 4

BioCycle World
David Border

BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 6

Composting Roundup
Sustainable Generation SG Mobile™ Systems with GORE® Covers at Miramar Greenery

BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 11

Anaerobic Digest
BioCycle REFOR19 Conference Site Tours

BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 16

BioCycle Trailblazers
BioCycle Trailblazers

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 July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 21

BioCycle Trailblazers: Jerome Goldstein and Clarence Golueke, PhD
Jerome Goldstein

Two individuals credited with blazing trails in organics recycling are Jerome (Jerry) Goldstein, founding editor of BioCycle in 1960, and Dr. Clarence Golueke of the University of California, fondly remembered as the “Grandfather of Composting.”
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 22

BioCycle Trailblazer: Roger Tim Haug, PhD
Roger Tim Haug, PhD

Roger Tim Haug, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Loyola Marymount University
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 23

BioCycle Trailblazer: Sally Brown, PhD, University of Washington
Sally Brown, PhD

Sally Brown is a woman with many talents and achievements.
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 23

BioCycle Trailblazer: Francis (Frank) Gouin, PhD
Frank Gouin

Francis (Frank) Gouin, PhD (1938-2018), Emeritus Professor, University of Maryland
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 24

BioCycle Trailblazer: H. Clay Kellogg, Jr.
H. Clay Kellogg, Jr.

H. Clay (Hi) Kellogg, Jr. — and his father before him as well as his wife and children with and after him — built a very successful company selling sewage sludge and recovering other organic materials in southern California.
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 24

BioCycle Trailblazer: Harry A. Hoitink, PhD, The Ohio State University
Harry A. Hoitink, PhD

“The Man Who Discovered The ‘Divine Materials’ In Compost”
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 25

BioCycle Trailblazers: Barrie Cogburn and Scott McCoy, TxDOT and TCEQ
Dynamic Duo: Barrie Cogburn and Scott McCoy: TxDOT and TCEQ

Dynamic duo and a beautiful friendship
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 25

BioCycle Trailblazers: USDA-EPA Aerated Static Pile Team
USDA-EPA Aerated Static Pile Team

Their incredible body of research was the lynchpin of the U.S. composting industry that persists today.
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 26

BioCycle Trailblazer: Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates Inc.
Ron Alexander

Ron has promoted the cause of composting around the globe with his unique energy and forcefulness.
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 26

BioCycle Trailblazers: The “Metals” Researchers, aka “W-170 Group”
The “Metals” Researchers, aka “W-170 Group”

BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 27
These are the people who made the science that formed the basis for our regulations.

BioCycle Trailblazer: Will Allen, Growing Power
Will Allen

Will Allen accomplished something that few of us have been able to do.
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 27

BioCycle Trailblazers: Trailblazing In Canada
Province of Nova Scotia

People and initiatives to recognize for what they have contributed to advancing composting, compost utilization and anaerobic digestion in Canada.
Susan Antler, Compost Council of Canada
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 28

BioCycle Trailblazers: BioCycle Trailblazing Projects
TAGRO

Selection of projects recognized as advancing organics recycling.
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 30

Looking Back To Look Ahead
BioCycle covers featuring title/subtitle changes

Reading Editorials written by BioCycle founder Jerry Goldstein over a five decade period reveals how so much of what is taken for granted today came to be.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 32

The Organics Recycling Messaging Dilemma
Organics, composting, recycling bin labeling

Initial national survey findings on organics labeling, terminology, and color preferences shed light on how to communicate to the public to achieve a successful organics collection program.
Kayla Walsh
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 41

Composting And AD In California
Composting and Anaerobic Digestion

Recent survey of large, operating composting and anaerobic digestion facilities sheds light on the state’s capacity to process the increasing flow of diverted organics.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 45

Food Waste Depackaging Systems
Packaging output from a Dupps-Mavitec food waste processing unit.

Newer models separate packaging with the least amount of applied force necessary to avoid splintering of the packaging. Depackager options are described.
Craig Coker
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No.5, p. 51

State Of Play In Renewable Fuels Market
BioCycle Energy

New report projects sharply increased biogas demand and supply that could benefit anaerobic digester (AD) developers — amid tensions that may undercut its forecasts.
Michael H. Levin
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 56

Connections: Ecosystem Accounting And The Doggie In The Window
Sally Brown

Sally Brown
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 59

Equipment News
BYD's first ever all-electric refuse truck

BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 63

Nora Goldstein: The Heart Of BioCycle
BioCycle Editor Nora Goldstein

Making The World A Better Place
Sally Brown
BioCycle July 2019, Vol. 60 No. 5, p. 64

Cover: BioCycle May/June 2019
BioCycle May/June 2019

Earth Care Farm in Charlestown, Rhode Island has been making high quality compost since 1977. Cover story begins on page 15. Photo courtesy of Earth Care Farm. Inset photo by Taylor Cann.

Editorial: Mission Critical
Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle May/June 2019, Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 4

BioCycle World
BioCycle REFOR19 Conference, Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling

BioCycle May/June 2019, Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 6

Composting Roundup
Soil Cycles of Harrisonburg, Virginia, collects local food waste via bicycle.

BioCycle May/June 2019, Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 11

Anaerobic Digest
Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) announce joint venture: Monarch Bioenergy. Partnership will produce RNG from Missouri hog farm manure, deliver ecological services and develop wildlife habitat for monarch butterflies.

BioCycle May/June 2019, Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 13

High Quality Compost Farm
The 40-year old family business was started by Michael and Betty Merner (far right), and is now owned by their daughter, Jayne Merner Senecal (3rd from right). Also pictured are several of the Merner’s grandchildren (from left to right, Cooper, Caitlyn and Kaleigh).

Forty-year old farm and composting operation is guided by the intention of creating a place to grow food and make a product that enriches the soils of New England.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle May/June 2019, Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 15

Lean Compost Manufacturing
Tweaking the layout of an operation so processing takes place toward the front of the yard (above), and incoming material is unloaded in the back of the yard, reduces the number of times material has to be handled.

When effectively implemented, adopting lean manufacturing principles can help improve quality, bring efficiency to production and delivery times, and lower associated costs.
Matt Eul
BioCycle May/June 2019, Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 20

Winning Food Waste Reduction Strategy
Source separated kitchen food waste and material from the employee restaurant are composted at the City of San Diego’s Miramar Greenery.

What does it take for one of the largest hotels in San Diego, California, to reduce food waste?
Ana Carvalho
BioCycle May/June 2019, Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 22

Solana Center Closes The Loop
Solana Center's food cycle flow

Households, organizations and event organizers receive buckets to collect food waste and bokashi bran to mix in. Participants drop full buckets at Solana Center, where contents are composted.
Jessica Toth
BioCycle May/June 2019, Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 24

Revisiting And Reframing Risk
Biosolids Compost Exposure Pathways Assumptions

Study examines how to relate concentrations of a select group of personal care and pharmaceutical products found in biosolids and biosolids composts to concentrations in these products for normal home use.
Sally Brown
BioCycle May/June 2019, Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 27

Power Of Sustainability To Change Inmates’ Lives
The first component of the certificate program introduces students to fundamentals of organic agriculture through classroom lessons.

Collaborative noncredit certificate program provides experiential learning in composting, urban greening and sustainable land care to low-risk inmates in the Philadelphia prison system.
James F. Duffy
BioCycle May/June 2019, Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 32

Small-Scale Dairy Digester Fits The Bill
Allen Farms installed an anaerobic digester consisting of two fermentation vessels. Manure, used bed pack and crop residues from the 130-cow dairy operation are processed.

Wisconsin farm digester processes 82 percent manure, 12 percent bed pack/manure, and 6 percent food waste.
Dan Emerson
BioCycle May/June 2019, Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 36

Fueling Trash Trucks With RNG
The City of Longmont, Colorado expects to be fueling 11 new collection vehicles by the end of 2019 with RNG from the biogas generatedat the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

Replacing 90,000 gallons of diesel fuel with RNG will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents annually.
Marsha Johnston
BioCycle May/June 2019, Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 38

Commentary: Dear Plastics Industry — We Are Headed For A Divorce
Kate Bailey

Kate Bailey
BioCycle May/June 2019, Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 39

Equipment News
Smalis Conveyors custom builds conveyors to fit a recycler’s specific needs.

BioCycle May/June 2019, Vol. 60 No. 4, p. 40

Cover: BioCycle March/April 2019
BioCycle March/April 2019

The BioCycle WEST COAST19 Conference Preview. Articles cover the range of topics and issues to be presented in the Workshops and Sessions.

Editorial: Panic And Prosper
Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 4

BioCycle World

BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 6

Composting Roundup
Collins Farm

BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 15

Anaerobic Digest

BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 20

Is Organic Certification Right For Your Compost?
Number of certified organic farms by state, 2016

The ability to produce a ”Listable” product greatly depends on its input materials and how those are processed. Typical composts and digestates are relatively inexpensive to List.
Ron Alexander
BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 23

Setting Rates For Organics Diversion In California
Setting Rates For Organics Diversion In California

The next few years present a paradigm shift in the handling of solid waste, and organic waste in particular, which has real impacts on programs and, consequently, the rates charged to customers.
Carrie Baxter
BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 27

Environmental Impacts Of Packaging Options
Figure 1. Material attribute evaluation framework and guide to charts

Oregon DEQ study analyzed if materials with compostable and biobased attributes consistently have lower environmental impacts than materials without the attributes.
Allaway, J. Rivin, M. Mistry and P. Canepa
BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 30

Commentary: Zero Waste Requires Visionary Thinking

Rhodes Yepsen
BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 35

Biogas To RNG Projects: What, Why And How
Figure 2. Greenhouse gas emission reduction by fuel type

With prices for renewable electricity low in many states, biogas producers are turning to the renewable natural gas marketplace. This road map is a valuable navigation tool.
Brad Pleima
BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 38

101 For Low Carbon Fuel Standard
In-state RNG projects, such as this anaerobic digestion facility in South San Francisco, are eligible under the LCFS for either self-use, direct sale as a conventional fuel replacement, or by injecting into a pipeline and demonstrating RNG use as a vehicle fuel.

California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which grew out of the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act, is stimulating markets for biogas, including renewable natural gas.
Paul Greene
BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 43

2019 Renewable Fuel Standard Update

Three associations, including the American Biogas Council, filed a petition in February to activate the renewable electricity pathway of the RFS. Maureen Walsh BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 46 On February 6, 2019, the RFS Power Coalition, newly formed by the American Biogas Council (ABC), Biomass Power Association (BPA) and Energy Recovery

Managing Moisture In The Desert
With strict dust control requirements, maximizing composting moisture content and using dust suppression equipment are key to operations in the desert environment.

At the City of Phoenix’s aerated composting facility, air is preconditioned with moisture to mitigate overdrying of the piles, also providing a cooler air stream to the biofilter.
Craig Coker
BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 48

Rhode To End Hunger

Rhode Island Department of Health program addresses the related issues of food wastage and state residents going hungry by connecting food donors and receivers such as pantries.
Kristy M. Whitcomb
BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 52

Practical How To Compost Guide
"Community-Scale Composting Systems" by James McSweeney

New book, Community-Scale Composting Systems, covers a spectrum of topics related to composting program development and management.
Rich Flammer
BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 54

Toronto Advances RNG Projects
The City of Toronto’s Dufferin anaerobic digestion facility generates over 5 million cubic meters/year of biogas and is scheduled to begin injecting RNG into the Enbridge pipeline by early 2020.

Biogas produced from anaerobic digestion of residential organics is on track to be upgraded to renewable natural gas via partnership with gas utility.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 56

Maryland Nutrient Trading Update
The final rule bars direct trades between wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) as a means to avoid new pollution “hotspots” and requires a tighter WWTP “performance baseline” for trades of credits from WWTPs to other sources.

Recent developments in the state of Maryland show that progress can be a work in progress.
Michael H. Levin
BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 60

Connections: Beach Glass
Sally Brown

Sally Brown
BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 63

Equipment News
BioCycle WEST COAST19 Exhibit Hall

BioCycle March/April 2019, Vol. 60 No. 3, p. 64

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Cover: BioCycle February 2019
BioCycle February 2019

The Midtfyn biogas plant in Ringe, Denmark processes 360,000 tons/year of manure and food waste. Upgraded biogas is injected into the natural gas grid.

Editorial: Essential Components
Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle February 2019, Vol. 60 No. 2, p. 4

BioCycle World
BioCycle WEST COAST19 Conference

BioCycle February 2019, Vol. 60 No. 2, p. 9

Composting Roundup
Current use of backyard composting in Vermont

BioCycle February 2019, Vol. 60 No. 2, p. 12