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Bainbridge biodigester will eat like a HORSE

The unit outside the restaurant is among ABC Member, Impact Bioenergy's, first HORSE units (High-solids Oganic waste Recycling System with Electrical output) and will run for the next six months as a pilot demonstration in a partnership among the restaurant, Puget Sound Energy and Impact Bioenergy. This might mean having fewer dumpsters at the restaurant, which are now emptied twice a week. Puget Sound Energy hopes the renewable energy project will facilitate discussions about a larger permanent digester in the community, according to PSE spokeswoman Karen Brubeck.

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Rabobank Announces 20 Innovative Companies to Pitch at FoodBytes! Boulder
ABC Member Rabobank, the world's premier food and agribusiness bank, has selected 20 inventive, cutting-edge food and ag startups from around the world to pitch at FoodBytes! Boulder, a dynamic food and ag pitch competition and networking event that brings together food, food tech and agtech entrepreneurs and startups alongside investors, industry thought leaders and media.The 10 finalist companies to pitch at FoodBytes! Boulder are: More>>

Arguments over Clean Power Plan Set for Tuesday
Lawyers representing 27 states, utilities, mining firms and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will deliver oral arguments next Tuesday before a 10-member federal appeals court panel claiming the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP) represents "regulatory overreach," is an "enormous transformative expansion" of EPA authority by exceeding the powers granted by the Clean Air Act, an unprecedented invasion of state sovereignty and places undue compliance burdens on states. The CPP, announced last year, calls on states to develop schemes that reduce emissions from existing power plants - mostly coal-fired - that will collectively lower them nationally by 32 percent under 2005 levels by 2030. Renewable energy advocates say the plan will be a significant driver of no- and low-carbon power sources like wind, solar and biomass. More>>

Do we still need a renewable fuel standard?
Headlines tell us the world is awash with oil. Gas costs less than bottled water in many places, and petroleum markets are in a prolonged slump that's wreaking havoc on the industry's bottom line. But my instinct tells me this won't last long. I've lived long enough to have seen this movie before. Gas prices fall, and gas prices rise. The only constant is that consumers, and Congress, can't do much about it in a world dependent on oil. More>>

Freemont Brewery converts waste into energy, fertilizer
SEATTLE – At Fremont Brewing on the packaging room floor, they can churn out lots of beer daily. But Quality Control Manager, Robert Fulwiler, saw one way to improve, with ABC Member, Impact Bioenergy's HORSE system. More>>

Rodman CPAs' Kathy Parker to Speak at National Biogas Conference in Orlando
Kathy Parker, CPA, MST, a recognized expert in renewable energy accounting and a partner at Rodman CPAs, a full service tax and accounting firm in Waltham, will be a speaker at the 16th Annual BioCycle REFOR16 conference in Orlando, Florida, October 17-20, 2016. An active leader of Rodman CPAs' Renewable Energy and Cleantech specialty practice known as the "Green Team", Ms. Parker will speak on the topic of "What's New in Tax Laws for Biogas Industry?" in More>>

Governor Brown Signs Nation's Toughest Super Pollutant Restrictions into Law
The new law, SB 1383, included an amendment to significantly increase renewable gas (including biogas and biomethane) production and use, led by the Bioenergy Association of California. It requires requires that 1) The CEC include recommendations to increase renewable gas, including biogas and biomethane, in next year's Integrated Energy Policy Report; 2) Based on those recommendations, other state agencies, including ARB, the CPUC and CEC must adopt policies and incentives to significantly increase renewable gas; and 3) The CPUC must also consider additional policies and incentives to promote renewable gas. • These policies should prioritize fuels that provide the greatest greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutant reductions More>>

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FREE Webinar: Using Biotechnology to Drive Progress in the Biogas Industry
What this webinar will cover: 1) Opportunities and challenges facing biogas producers in today's global market 2)A vision for how biotechnology can help shape financial returns for biogas plant owners/operators 3)From the lab to biogas plants: Demonstrating the benefits of enzyme use in anaerobic digestion 4)Introduction to ARPA-E, the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Energy 5)Exploring the potential to rewire anaerobic digestion, redirecting metabolic pathways from methanogenesis to alternative, higher value products More>>

ABC Board of Directors Meeting
ABC Board of Directors meeting on Monday, October 3rd a 1 PM ET. More>>

10/17/2016 - 10/20/2016
ABC's Annual Conference- BioCycle REFOR16
Join us for the the official conference of the American Biogas Council, BioCycle REFOR16, on Oct. 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. More>>

ABC Board of Directors Meeting
The Board of Directors will be meeting Monday, November 21 at 1pm ET More>>

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