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New bioenergy approach could mean cleaner water, plus a big payday for farmers

Shashi Menon, a managing partner at ABC Member EcoEngineers, said that efforts to improve water quality, if coordinated with the production of clean fuels from organic waste, would enhance the effectiveness of both initiatives, while generating profits, particularly for farmers, as well as tax proceeds. The processing of waste in anaerobic digesters, and efforts to clean rivers and lakes, have “been moving in parallel,” he said. “We started noticing that biogas and anaerobic digesters straddle these two major silos. We saw an opportunity.”

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Anaerobic Digestion Provides Environmental Benefits
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A Message to Farmers From WI Ag Secretary Ben Brancel
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Christopher Mirick Joins Harvest as General Counsel
Harvest Power, Inc., a leader in organics sustainability, today announced that Christopher Mirick is joining its senior leadership team as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, adding expertise to support the next growth phase of the company. More>>

Award-winning LA County biogas project uses Orange County facility
Waste Management and Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County received the Municipal Project of the Year Award for their Food Scrap-Wastewater Biogas System at the American Biogas Council's Biogas Industry Awards held late October. The partnership was recognized for their contributions to the progression of the U.S. biogas industry. More>>

International Biomass Conference & Expo Agenda Coming Together
Our biogas content has come a long, long way. A handful of years ago we struggled to form a fully populated biogas track (24 speakers). Each year we've attracted a few more quality abstracts and this year I had the luxury of building our biogas track from well over 40 submitted abstracts. As a result, we're overbuilt on biogas and will be hosting a biogas utilization panel within our Advanced Biofuels & Biochemicals track. More>>

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