BioCycle Archives for April, 2012

  • BioCycle Equipment And Systems Directory: Composting and Wood Recycling 2012

    BioCycle’s 2012 Directory of Equipment and Systems is divided into two segments. This issue’s buyers guide lists product manufacturers and services for the composting and wood recycling industries.
    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 50

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  • Managing Odors In Organics Recycling

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 25
    New series looks at odor management during composting and anaerobic digestion. First article explores how odors are created, odor sources and regulatory considerations. Part I
    Craig Coker

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  • Fresh Composting Start In Guelph, Ontario

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 37
    New facility is designed to process 33,000 tons/year of source separated organics from residential curbside collection.

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  • Campus Vermicomposting With Community Partners

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 29
    After 16 months of operation, a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse program has diverted over 7 tons of food waste and produced several thousand pounds of worm castings.

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  • Composting Company Finds The Right Mix

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 21
    Evolving from shredded bark chips to vertical in-vessel composting for household and commercial food waste, Keenan Recycling Ltd. has helped define the organics recycling industry in Scotland. Part I
    David Riggle

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  • Serving Up Sustainable Food Service Options

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 32
    As a growing number of clients seek to become more environmentally friendly, purveyors of dining services compete to meet their needs.

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  • Innovation In Water Conservation

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 41
    Mulch and compost producer develops software application to improve efficiency of landscape irrigation systems.

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  • California’s Emerging Carbon Market

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 44
    Starting in 2013, California will begin the nation’s most comprehensive cap-and-trade program. Dairy and swine digester projects anywhere in the U.S. are eligible to sell carbon credits.

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  • Indian Village Adopts Household Biogas

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 46
    A model program improves community’s self-reliance, generates fuel and provides digested dung for soil fertility.

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  • 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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  • Commentary: Déjà Vu On Garbage Incineration

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 58
    Back in the 1970s and 1980s, advocates of “waste to energy” (WTE) were riding high, trying to cash in on the dual fears of energy shortages and landfill shortages. But spontaneous protests from citizens, environmentalists, small businesses and progressive officials defeated 300 planned garbage incinerators in every part of the country, and by the late 1980s more incinerators were being canceled than proposed.Garbage,incin

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  • Connections: Food Fight

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 60
    Lines are being drawn. Battles are being fought. And all over the organic residuals that in many places, are still considered to be garbage. To understand the basis for these battles, it is really important to understand the role that fixed carbon plays in so much of the discussion about climate change, food security and the dwindling reserves of fossil fuels.

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  • Biomass Energy Outlook: When Carbon-Based Policies Collide

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 61
    Meaningful evaluation of biomass energy potential begins with the best available science and technology. Only after the science is understood does it make sense to look at potential policy impacts.

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  • Anaerobic Digestion

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 18
    Ontario, Canada: Favorable News On Biogas Feed-In Tariff; Portland, Oregon: Biogas Project Eschews Public Funding; Sacramento, California: High Solids Anaerobic Digester; London, England: Famous Ad Investors In Britain; St. Paul, Minnesota: State Funding For Ad Projects; Rosemont, Illinois: Sustainable Dairy Farmers Honored; Washington, DC: DC Waters Invests $4.1 Billion In Renewables

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  • Editorial: Going Backwards

    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 4
    “In the dawn of resource scarcity, I’m putting my money on resource utilization. There is no going backwards.”

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  • Industry News

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 63
    Bobcat, Intelleflex, Alpine Waste & Recycling, Komptech, 2G-CENERGY

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  • Composting Roundup

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 12
    Lansing, Michigan: Landfill Yard Trimmings Ban Update; Montpelier, Vermont: New Composting Regulations; Lamont, California: Composting Facility Issued Substantial Fines; Wausau, Wisconsin: Growing Ginseng Into A Composting Business; Carson City, Nevada: Full Circle Food Waste Recycling

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  • BioCycle World

    BioCycle April 2012, Vol. 53, No. 4, p. 6
    International Compost Awareness Week; Obama Administration Bullish On Renewables; Government Actions Deal Blows To Biogas; Trayless In New York City; Upgrading Recycling In New Mexico; Southeast Biomass Burning; EPA Approves Camelina As Biofuel Feedstock

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