May/June 2019 (Vol. 60, No. 4)

  • BioCycle May/June 2019

    Cover: 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. Read the full story >

     
  • Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

    Editorial: Mission Critical

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

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  • BioCycle REFOR19 Conference, Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling

    BioCycle World

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

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

    Composting Roundup

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

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  • 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.

    Anaerobic Digest

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

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  • 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).

    High Quality Compost Farm

    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

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  • 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.

    Lean Compost Manufacturing

    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

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  • Source separated kitchen food waste and material from the employee restaurant are composted at the City of San Diego’s Miramar Greenery.

    Winning Food Waste Reduction Strategy

    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

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  • Solana Center's food cycle flow

    Solana Center Closes The Loop

    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

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  • Biosolids Compost Exposure Pathways Assumptions

    Revisiting And Reframing Risk

    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

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