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BioCycle October 2017, Vol. 58, No. 9, p. 14

Anaerobic Digest

BioCycle August 2017, Vol. 58, No. 7, p. 16

Food Waste To Renewable Natural Gas
Solid food waste feedstocks will be depackaged, decontaminated and slurried to 10 to 14 percent solids in the Re:Sep system (example installation above). The unit includes a vertical paddle mill with 2 sizes of screen mesh.

Groundbreaking held in June for 180,000 tons/year anaerobic digester that will generate up to 3,000 dekatherms/day of renewable natural gas.
Craig Coker
BioCycle August 2017, Vol. 58, No. 7, p. 41

Small-Scale Anaerobic Digestion For Agricultural Waste Management
Figure 3: Specific investment costs per kilowatt of electricity depending on plant size

A study in Germany assessed performance of 10 farm digesters that utilize different engineering designs producing under 75 kW of electricity.
Sabrina Eichenauer
BioCycle August 2017, Vol. 58, No. 7, p. 43

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BioCycle  June 2017, Vol. 58, No. 5, p. 14

Anaerobic Digest
IKEA fuel cell system

3-Day Digester Training Course • Ikea Expands Biogas Network • How To Keep A Digester Successful • Bananas To Biofuels • United Kingdom Revises Feed-In Tariffs For Ad Plants
BioCycle May 2017, Vol. 58, No. 4, p. 16

High Solids Digester Services California Municipalities
An automated smart conveyor delivers feedstock from the organics recovery facility to fill “hoppers” that feed the digesters.

Southern California waste management company opens high solids anaerobic digestion facility to process municipal yard trimmings and food waste.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle May 2017, Vol. 58, No. 4, p. 44

Teaming Up To Collect, Digest Food Waste
Natural Upcycling Services has a fleet of five Brown Industrial food waste collection trucks (example in top photo) that it uses to service commercial and institutional generators. A portion of the material collected is taken to the Noblehurst Green Energy digester in Livingston County, New York (above).

Natural Upcycling Services collects commercial food waste in western New York, diverting most of it to anaerobic digesters.
Katrina Mendrey
BioCycle May 2017, Vol. 58, No. 4, p. 49

AD Prospects — Not As Bad As You Hear
BioCycle Energy

Anaerobic digester project developers should keep seeking to capitalize on current revenue enhancers — and on new ones to supplement or replace them.
Michael H. Levin
BioCycle May 2017, Vol. 58, No. 4, p. 51

Anaerobic Digest
Quantum Biopower

BioCycle March/April 2017, Vol. 58, No. 3, p. 20

Digester Mixing Fundamentals
SUMA Optimix 3G with submersible motor

Mixing maintains integrity of the decomposition process by improving circulation and consistency, and minimizing volumes of the scum and grit layers.
Craig Coker and Gene Smith
BioCycle February 2017, Vol. 58, No. 2, p. 33

Nutrient Credit Procurement Update
State legislation could create opportunities for advanced BMPs like anaerobic digestion to predictably sell forward large volumes of “long-term verified nutrient credits.”

State proposals to procure nutrient reductions like commodities may offer anaerobic digestion projects new revenue streams.
Michael H. Levin
BioCycle February 2017, Vol. 58, No. 2, p. 36

Anaerobic Digest

BioCycle December 2016, Vol. 57, No. 11, p. 14

Regional Digester Increases Food Scraps Processing
Source separated organics collected through a contract with ecomaine are brought to Exeter Agri-Energy where they are processed to remove contaminants and create a slurry to feed to the digester.

A new contract with ecomaine, a regional solid waste authority, is increasing the flow of food waste to an agricultural digester facility in Exeter, Maine.

Managing Digester Feedstocks
Figure 1. Biological process of anaerobic digestion

Feedstock receiving infrastructure that is as operator friendly and odor-free as possible is critically important to the long-term success of anaerobic digester facilities.
Paul Greene
BioCycle November 2016, Vol. 57, No. 10, p. 34

Equipping Digester For Feedstock Flexibility
Bayview Flowers’s anaerobic digester was originally designed to process clean organics feedstocks, such as grape pomace and dairy manure.

Anaerobic digester facility in Ontario is retrofitted to enable processing of a wider range of organics, including food scraps.
Tom Ferencevic
BioCycle August 2016, Vol. 57, No. 7, p. 51

Toronto Moves Ahead With AD Plant Upgrade
The existing Dufferin anaerobic digester facility (left) and rendering of the upgraded plant (right).

Redevelopment of the Dufferin Organics Processing Facility will enable it to process up to 60,000 tons of residential organics annually.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle July 2016, Vol. 57, No. 6, p. 33

Organics Management In Western Canada
Metro uses ads animated by humanized food scrap characters for public education in its bus and transit shelters, as well as in its social media.

Two-part series on western Canada starts with an update on British Columbia and Manitoba — including a report on the first year of Metro Vancouver’s organics disposal ban. Part I
Marsha W. Johnston
BioCycle June 2016, Vol. 57, No. 5, p. 38

Health And Safety Planning In Anaerobic Digestion
Incidents, such as an episode of reverse gas flow from the biogas flare (above) igniting and scorching PVC gas piping (right), illustrates how a unit can deviate from expected performance.

A HAZOP analysis examines each step or unit operation in the AD manufacturing environment to explore possible ways that either partial or total failures can occur.
Craig Coker and Nellie Brown
BioCycle May 2016, Vol. 57, No. 4, p. 51

Anaerobic Digest

BioCycle March/April 2016, Vol. 57, No. 3, p. 20

Transforming Storage Lagoon Into Digester
Laforge Bioenvironmental manages a 1,000-acre farm that is home to about 180 head of Holstein dairy cattle, about half of which are milk producers. It also grows silage crops, grains and sugar beets.

A New Brunswick farm in need of more digestion capacity decided to utilize an existing storage lagoon. The challenge was finding an appropriate cover.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle February 2016, Vol. 57, No. 2, p. 34

California MSW Organics Digester Prepares To Launch
During construction, the foundation was also poured for the Phase 2 build out, which will include another four digesters (Phase 1 digesters during construction in foreground above).

Phase I of CR&R’s yard trimmings and food waste digester gets ready to move into start-up mode.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle October 2015, Vol. 56, No. 9, p. 51

Anaerobic Digest

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Anaerobic Digest

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Anaerobic Digest
The St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District installed a vehicle fueling system in 2012.

BioCycle March/April 2015

Integrating Digester, Tunnel Composter In France
Figure 1. Illustration of process flow at SMET 71’s Ecocea facility

The Ecocea anaerobic digestion and composting facility is expected to process 80,500 tons/year of household waste, with biomethane fed into an industrial natural gas network.
Marsha W. Johnston
BioCycle March/April 2015

Oregon WWTP’s Energy Net Zero Journey
Haulers connect to the FOG receiving station, comprised of two tanks, a FOG grinder, unload/tank mixing pump and a feed pump. Tipping fee is $.08/gallon. The plant has two 400 kW CAT engines (right).

Energy efficient digester mixers and treatment plant blowers, as well as installation of a solar array, FOG receiving system and two 400 kW CHP engines, are credited with helping to achieve energy net zero performance.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle March/April 2015

Anaerobic Digest
Bio-Bus: sewage and municipal waste powered

BioCycle February 2015 Montpelier, Vermont: Grants For Clean Energy And Food Scraps Recycling In January, the Vermont (VT) Public Services Department (PSD), in collaboration with VT Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) and VT Agency of Natural Resources (VT ANR), awarded Clean Energy Development Fund grants in the amount of $139,000 to Casella Resource

Depackaging Feedstocks For AD And Composting
A1 Organics purchased the Ecoverse Tiger HS640 Food Depackager, which has an 8 cubic yard stainless steel hopper that can be fed with a loader (above). Material is pulled into the vertical mill by augers in the bottom of the hopper; bolt-on paddles, spinning at 1,000 RPMs, remove organics from their packaging. Examples of feedstocks processed include cardboard-packaged dried dog food (in loader bucket above), expired dairy products (bottom left) and gallon jugs of iced tea (bottom right).

Digester preprocessing system to be installed by A1 Organics at the Heartland Biogas anaerobic digester in Weld County, Colorado, includes two types of depackaging units.
Nora Goldstein

Wastewater Treatment Plant In Compliance — And Off The Grid
A biomass equalization tank is used to mix the treatment plant solids with other substrates, such as food waste, prior to loading into the digesters.

Partnership between the City of Wooster, Ohio and an anaerobic digester developer to retrofit WWTP solids handling is already yielding positive results.
Marsha Johnston
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 35

Anaerobic Digestion Infrastructure In Massachusetts
The first stand-alone nonfarm based digester in Massachusetts is owned by CRMC Bioenergy, LLC, and will accept food waste, FOG and WWTP biosolids. It is starting up in pilot mode. Photo courtesy of CRMC Bioenergy, LLC

Even with the new commercial organics ban, the tortoise is winning over the hare as AD facilities slowly roll out in Massachusetts. Part 2
Zoë Neale
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 41

Powering A Creamery On Food Waste Feedstocks
(1) Langage Farm’s 3-tank digester systems (left). Digestate holding tank with flare (in foreground) and digestate solar drying greenhouse (in rear). (2) Grit separation unit mounted on digester roof. (3) Digester tanks with Yield/FITEC self-cleaning tank system on top that perform grit removal with floor scraper, gravity separation and skimmer to remove floating contaminants.

To help make the investment in an AD plant pencil out, a dairy and creamery in southern England threw its hat into the municipal and commercial organics processing arena.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 38

Testing Low Cost AD Systems
BARC’s dairy research unit includes 110 milk cows. A scraper system removes manure from the barn (1), which is then pumped (2) to a separator. Liquids are anaerobically digested (3) and manure solids are composted nearby (4).

Field trials at USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center are testing six Taiwanese-style digesters, each treating up to 42 gallons of manure daily. A variety of studies have been conducted.
Stephanie Lansing and Walter Mulbry
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 44

Anaerobic Digester Good Fit For Rendering Plant
A tanker truck delivers grease trap waste from restaurants in the area to the digester facility at North State Rendering.

California renderer installs digester system to process plant’s wastewater and grease trap waste, as well as additional food residuals streams. Conditioned biogas will fuel collection trucks.
Soren Rasmussen
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 48

Anaerobic Digest
Food waste headed for digestion at Sensenig Dairy in Kirkwood, Pennsylvania.

BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 15

Dairy Digester Opens Doors On Maryland Farm
The covered lagoon digester has a capacity of 680,000 gallons. It treats dairy manure in addition to food wastes, such as chicken and meatball fat and ice cream waste.

The Kilby family in northeastern Maryland operates a dairy farm, ice cream and milk processing plant, ice cream parlor — and an anaerobic digester.
Stephanie Lansing and Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 66

Anaerobic Digest
Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI) installed a floating gas collection cover over the complete 4-acre surface of the Tulare, California's digester.

BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 20

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BioCycle August 2014, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 20

Capitalizing On Digester Coproducts
An add-on process for nutrient recovery from digested effluent yields phosphorus (left) and nitrogen (right).

Nutrient management, demand for organic fertilizers and the need for non-energy revenue streams are driving development of high-value coproducts using digestate.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle August 2014, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 48

Digested Dairy Manure To High-End Potting Soil
Magic Dirt is blended with natural recycled materials and packaged in one cubic foot bags that are currently sold in Idaho and parts of several other Western states.

An anaerobic digester development company launched a bagged potting soil product to utilize digested dairy manure fibers and improve long-term success of facilities.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2014, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 48

Building Farm And Food Scrap Digesters
The new digester at Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts has three receiving tanks for food waste. They are separated and stored based on their energy content.

A steady stream of anaerobic digestion facilities are coming on line, most equipped to process food waste. This first of a two-part series profiles several farm digesters. Part I
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle June 2014, Vol. 55, No. 5, p. 58

Anaerobic Digest
This Grand Junction (Colorado) fueling station delivers biogas-based CNG generated at the Persigo Wastewater Treatment Facility

BioCycle June 2014, Vol. 55, No. 5, p. 18

From Casino Kitchens To On-Site Digester
The casino recently installed a Grind2Energy unit that grinds the food waste and pumps the slurry into an on-site 2,000-gallon storage tank.

Preconsumer food waste from the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, along with feedstock from local generators, is processed in the Potawatomi Community’s new anaerobic digester.
Dan Emerson
BioCycle May 2014, Vol. 55, No. 4, p. 40

Anaerobic Digest
Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown

BioCycle March/April 2014, Vol. 55, No. 3, p. 27

Universities Collaborate On Small-Scale Digester Technology

Small-scale digester at an experimental station in Costa Rica has potential to be a model for rural communities throughout Latin America.
Katrina Mendrey
BioCycle March/April 2014, Vol. 55, No. 3, p. 58

Digester Fueled By Postconsumer Organics
The receiving building houses a bioseparator to remove packaging and other contaminants.

The JC-Biomethane anaerobic digester in Junction City, Oregon, processes source separated organics from the Portland region. Digested solids are composted at an adjacent facility.
Katrina Mendrey

Feedstock Seasonality Impact On Biogas Production
May food waste (top, left) May yard trimmings (top, right) October yard trimmings (bottom, left) November food waste (bottom, right)

First graduate student to work on-site at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh dry fermentation digester describes feedstock variations and biogas production trends.
Brooke Koenig
BioCycle February 2014, Vol. 55, No. 2, p. 43

Source Separated Organics Digestion In Alberta
Growing Power Hairy Hill started with an anaerobic digester to process manure from an adjacent cattle feedlot. Today, the facility is receiving 200 tons/day of source separated organics from the Edmonton region.

An existing manure digester, colocated with an ethanol plant, is accepting up to 200 tons/day of municipal source separated organics, food processing wastes and biosolids.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle January 2014, Vol. 55, No. 1, p. 55

Biodigesters And Dehydrators — Operational Experiences
One dehydrator is being filled (on left), while the second has finished the drying cycle and is unloading (above).

Interviews conducted with representatives of corporate facilities, a university, a hotel and a hospital indicate success with these systems in their particular settings. Part II
Zoë Neale
BioCycle January 2014, Vol. 55, No. 1, p. 52

Anaerobic Digest
Zero Waste Energy Development Company's large-scale commercial dry fermentation anaerobic digestion and composting facility in San José, California.

BioCycle January 2014, Vol. 55, No. 1, p. 20
San José, California: Mixed Organics AD, Composting Facility Opens For Business • Albany, New York: Green Bank Receives Needed Funding • Littleport, Ely, United Kingdom: Produce Grower Starts Up Anaerobic Digester • Waltham, Massachusetts: Harvest Power Announces New CEO • Quito, Ecuador: Brewery Invests In Second Digester • Cleveland, Ohio: Stadium Food Waste To Campus Digester • Batavia, New York: Ag Park Digester Wins $2 Million Grant

Anaerobic Digest
Anaerobic Digest

BioCycle December 2013, Vol. 54, No. 12, p. 14

Solid Waste District Pilots Dry Fermentation Digester
The SmartFerm containers, now manufactured in the U.S., were dropped into place using a crane.

Small-scale anaerobic digester on Monterey Peninsula is processing 5,000 tons/year of source separated organics. Power is sold to an adjacent wastewater treatment plant.
Abbie Beane
BioCycle November 2013, Vol. 54, No. 11, p. 32

Economics Of Dairy Digesters In Washington State
Figure 1: Washington dairies and dairy digesters

Feasibility study supports a shift from the conventional CHP model to a renewable natural gas (RNG) model that takes advantage of the accelerating move to natural gas fuels in the transportation sector.
Nicholas Kennedy
BioCycle November 2013, Vol. 54, No. 11, p. 36

Analysis Of Biodigesters And Dehydrators To Manage Organics On-Site
The food chute is pictured on EnviroPure’s biodigester. Units range in capacity — from 120 to 3,000 lbs/24-hour period.

Pending organics disposal bans and/or commitments to divert food waste from landfills has led to fairly aggressive marketing by vendors of on-site food waste processing systems. Part I
Zoë Neale
BioCycle October 2013, Vol. 54, No. 10, p. 20

Anaerobic Digest
Rosendale Dairy's digesters in Pickett, Wisconsin

BioCycle October 2013, Vol. 54, No. 10, p. 12

Agricultural Anaerobic Digestion In The U.S.
Figure 2. Technologies at farm AD facilities

The number of digesters at agricultural operations increased in 2012 — although less than 2 percent of dairy and swine operations in the U.S. have AD systems.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2013, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 41

Why Is A Real Estate Giant Bullish On AD?

Forest City Enterprises, one of the nation’s largest real estate developers, is investing in anaerobic digestion to reduce energy costs and ease the load on municipal infrastructure.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2013, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 32

Dedicated Food Waste Digester Opens In Ontario
Harvest Power’s new anaerobic digester in London, Ontario includes three holding tanks for incoming feedstocks, a thermophilic acidification reactor that heats substrates to 131°F where they are held for three days and two mesophilic digesters.

Facility in London, Ontario is ramping up to process 71,500 tons/year of food industry residuals. Digestate will be heat-dried into fertilizer products.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle September 2013, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 56

Entrepreneuring In The AD Industry
Four quasar digesters upgrade biogas to “qng” compressed natural gas, which retails for an average of $2.25/gasoline gallon equivalent (fueling station at left). About 30 quasar vehicles, including some tanker trucks, are equipped with CNG engines (see arrow above).

What seemed like a “slam dunk” in 2006 — bringing the European model of digester success to the U.S. and rapidly building a company — turned out to be a longer haul, but one that has been rewarding for quasar energy group.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2013, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 44

Editorial: Energy “Independence”
Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2013, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 4

Sacramento Food Waste Digester Fuels Collection Fleet
The DODA depackaging/ preprocessing system at the Sacramento BioDigester is sized for a 100 tons/day. Loads include cans of off-spec food that are tipped onto the conveyor belt of the system.

An anaerobic digestion facility that expects to be processing 100 tons/day of source separated organics by 2014 is already fueling 10 trucks daily with renewable CNG.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 56

Anaerobic Digest

BioCycle June 2013, Vol. 54, No. 6, p. 15 Eureka, California: Permitting Toolkit For Food Waste Digesters The Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) is a Joint Powers Authority comprised of five municipalities and Humboldt County. The HWMA has been steadily progressing through the stages of developing a stand-alone food waste digester (capacity to be determined).

Grocery Chain Unveils On-Site Digester
The Kroger Recovery System includes an anaerobic digester with a 2-million gallon reactor tank and a 250,000-gallon staging tank for incoming material. The installation at the food distribution center highlights the integration of AD of food waste into an urban environment.

The Ralphs/Food4Less distribution center in Compton, California showcases its 150 tons/day anaerobic digester.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle June 2013, Vol. 54, No. 6, p. 41

Farm Digester Progress In Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has 30 dairy digesters, including the one shown at Oregon Dairy, as well as around 5 swine digesters. About 10 of those have been installed since 2010.

Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jay Howes and Center for Dairy Excellence Director John Frey share insights on farm digester trends in the Keystone State.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle May 2013, Vol. 54, No. 5, p. 26

Art And Science Of Digester Heat Exchange
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems produce both thermal and electric energy. The unit selected is dependent on the amount of heat required and the goals of the AD facility.

Providing sufficient thermal energy is a fundamental requirement to successful AD operation. This primer reviews temperature requirements and methods to attain and maintain recommended values.
Kevin Jankowski
BioCycle May 2013, Vol. 54, No. 5, p. 36

Codigestion Research Builds Facility Operator Confidence
Figure 2. Nutrient limits in food waste digestion

Research can improve the economic viability of codigestion facilities and ease concerns of managers of water reclamation facilities about receiving additional organic waste and the potential for digester upsets. Part II
David L. Parry
BioCycle May 2013, Vol. 54, No. 5, p. 32

Editorial: Getting It
Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle May 2013, Vol. 54, No. 5, p.4

Farm Digester Evolution In Vermont
Maplehurst Farm in Greensboro installed a 300,000-gallon RCM digester to process manure from about 375 dairy cows. Recently, it was approved to receive off-farm feedstock to boost biogas production.

With over 15 operating anaerobic digesters and several innovative power purchase incentive programs, Vermont provides an opportunity to assess what is required
to advance AD in the agricultural sector.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle February 2013, Vol. 54, No. 2, p. 28

Digester Taps Thermal Energy To Grow Greens
Neighborhood Farm is able to plant lettuce and cut greens for sale within three weeks. Radiant heat keeps the soil at 70° to 75°F

Vermont farm adds new revenue stream by installing greenhouse heated with thermal energy from the digester engine.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle February 2013, Vol. 54, No. 2, p. 33

Anaerobic Digest

BioCycle February 2013, Vol. 54, No. 2, p. 17 Madison, Wisconsin: Report Assesses Viability Of AD At Swine Operations While installation of anaerobic digesters has been increasing at a steady rate on dairy farms, swine operations have lagged behind, with only about two dozen in operation in the U.S. A new report issued by the

Biogas Production And Potential From U.S. Wastewater Treatment
Figure 2. Percentages of biogas utilization technologies in use at WWTPs producing biogas

An extensive data collection undertaking has yielded an improved picture of wastewater treatment plants in the U.S. with operating anaerobic digesters and if and how the biogas generated is utilized.
Maile Lono-Batura, Yinan Qi and Ned Beecher
BioCycle December 2012, Vol. 53, No. 12, p. 46

Anaerobic Digest
Microsoft moves ahead on environmentally-friendly on-site power generation with biogas powered data center.

BioCycle December 2012, Vol. 53, No. 12, p. 19

Anaerobic Digest
New digester for Port of Tillamook Bay industrial park

BioCycle November 2012, Vol. 53, No. 11, p. 17 Diamond Bar, California: RFP For Emission Control Technologies For Biogas Engines The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) has released an RFP to solicit proposals for the deployment of selective noncatalytic reduction (SNCR) emission control technologies for internal combustion engines operating on landfill and/or digester

Anaerobic Digester Expands Treatment Options
The Food to Fuel project takes waste grease and oil from restaurants and food processing facilities and separates the oil from the water (left) to produce a heating oil. Residuals from that process, along with food waste and municipal sludge, are anaerobically digested in a 1.23 million gallon Biothane continuously-stirred reactor (below).

What began as a septic tank pumping company in 1955 has expanded into a full-service wastewater treatment company — and renewable energy producer.
Barb Culton and Richard Mattocks
BioCycle September 2012, Vol. 53, No. 9, p. 41

Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling 2012
BioCycle Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling Conferenc 2012 Preview

BioCycle’s 12th Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri focuses on optimizing management of operating facilities, strategies for new project and product development and building biogas markets.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2012, Vol. 53, No. 9, p. 35

Anaerobic Digest

BioCycle September 2012, Vol. 53, No. 9, p. 19 Washington, DC: USDA Announces AD Funding The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business-Cooperative Service recently announced $14 million in funding for its Value Added Producer Grant competitive grants program. The program is designed to help agricultural producers enter into value-added activities and may be

Anaerobic Digest

BioCycle July 2012, Vol. 53, No. 7, p. 14

Anaerobic Digest
Small dairy sells renewable energy generated from anaerobic digestion.

BioCycle May 2012, Vol. 53, No. 5, p. 14

California’s Emerging Carbon Market
California Carbon Credit Prices1

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.

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