January 2019 (Vol. 60, No. 1)

  • CompostNow’s engagement includes: attend farmers markets, speak in classrooms, meet with city officials and other community stakeholders, partner with community farms and gardens, and tour groups through its composting locations.

    The Composting Culture

    Municipalities and communities of all sizes are putting forth a growing investment to bring the composting experience to the consumer.
    David Paull
    BioCycle January 2019, Vol. 60 No. 1, p. 39

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  • Depending on the manufacturer, fabric buildings provide a clean span design that is absent of support posts. This enables operators to arrange their composting facility for maximum efficiency.

    Should My Composting Facility Invest In A Fabric Structure?

    Factors to consider are discussed in this Question and Answer article.
    Jessica Batchelor
    BioCycle January 2019, Vol. 60 No. 1, p. 41

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  • Preconditioned biogas from the farms is routed to Optima KV’s central gas clean-up facility (above) on Smithfield Foods’ property. The cleaned biomethane is pressurized to pipeline standards and sold to Duke Energy.

    Smithfield Foods Goes Big On Biogas

    A commitment to anaerobic digestion on 90 percent of its hog finishing farms in 3 states was followed by formation of a joint venture with Dominion Energy, called Align Renewable Natural Gas.
    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle January 2019, Vol. 60 No. 1, p. 44

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  • Aerial photo of Crescent Farm facility.

    Digester Developer Finds Sweet Spots

    Vanguard Renewables uses an “everybody wins” approach as it builds, owns and operates anaerobic digesters on dairy farms to process food waste and manure.
    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle January 2019, Vol. 60 No. 1, p. 47

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  • Sally Brown

    Connections: Fasten Your Seatbelt

    Sally Brown
    BioCycle January 2019, Vol. 60 No. 1, p. 50

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  • Eco-Products: “Official Zero Waste Partner” of Vail Resorts

    Equipment News

    BioCycle January 2019, Vol. 60 No. 1, p. 52

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