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Just Released: Anaerobic Digestion Of Food Waste In The U.S.

[BioCycle Magazine] Results of a 2017 survey of anaerobic digesters (AD) in the U.S. processing food waste was just released by the U.S. EPA Region 3 office. The report, "Anaerobic Digestion Facilities Processing Food Waste in the United States in 2015," summarizes data received for three types of AD facilities: Stand-alone food waste digesters; On-farm digesters that codigest food waste; and Digesters at water resource recovery facilities. EPA confirmed that 154 AD facilities processing food waste were operational. Another 30 facilities are believed to be operational, bringing the total operational (confirmed plus unconfirmed) to 184.

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Portland, OR's Metro Council to consider proposed food scraps policy Thursday
If approved, the required collection of food scraps from businesses would roll out over five years starting in March 2020, with businesses that generate 1,000 pounds or more per week of food scraps – the inedible stuff like eggshells, bones and peels. Eventually nearly 3,000 businesses, including schools, would be affected. Those that generate less than 250 pounds of food scraps per week will not be subject to the requirement. More>>

Best in biogas celebrated at industry awards ceremony
16 different awards were presented to the companies and individuals who have made the greatest contribution to delivering the benefits of AD and biogas across the UK and around the world. The ceremony was jointly organised by the UK Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), and was held at the end of the first day of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018. The American Biogas Council is a member of and sits on the Board of the WBA. More>>

Farm-bill deal slipping to fall
Lobbyists have long thought that the House and Senate would not be able to reach agreement on the farm bill until fall. But now the idea is circulating that President Trump and the Republicans will want to turn the conference report into a five-year law quickly to show they can do something for agriculture before the House leaves town. Farmers and ranchers need courting, the theory goes, because they are upset about tariffs on U.S. farm products that other countries have imposed in retaliation for the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum. More>>

Clean Energy lands first RNG customer in New York as fleet interest in the near-zero emissions fuel continues to grow
A renewable natural gas (RNG) headline that doesn't mention California? Seems strange, but it's true as natural gas leader and ABC member Clean Energy Fuels announced this week that it landed its first RNG customer in New York, a municipality that will be using its ultra-low emissions fuel, Redeem, in 80 refuse trucks. More>>

How Renewable Natural Gas Fits Into The Energy Equation
Adding biogas to the mix allows the industry to resolve more issues than just supplying fuel. More>>

Report assesses specifications for biomethane in pipelines
Responding to a request from the California State Legislature (Senate Bill 840, 2016), the California Council on Science and Technology has issued the report "Biomethane in California Common Carrier Pipelines: Assessing Heating Value and Maximum Siloxane Specifications." More>>

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9/12/2018 - 9/14/2018
MABEX 2018: Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Conference and Expo
The Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council (MABEC) is looking forward to welcoming over 200 attendees from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond to Philadelphia, PA, September 12-14, 2018. Multiple program tracks, an expo floor, and networking opportunities make MABEX a popular and growing event for industry, government, and the general public to expand their knowledge and opportunities in the bioenergy sectors. More>>

10/15/2018 - 10/18/2018
ABC's Annual Conference--BioCycle REFOR18
Join us this October in Raleigh, NC for the official conference of the American Biogas Council, BioCycle REFOR18. As in past years, this is the main event of the year for the biogas industry and the ABC. On top of all the great things the BioCycle team will organize for this event, the ABC will hold a workshop, golf tournament, the annual Biogas Industry Awards & Dinner, the ABC ALL member meeting and a full track of sessions during the conference on the most important topics to grow your biogas business. More>>

3/18/2019 - 3/20/2019
International Biomass Conference & Expo
IBCE is focused on all sectors of the biomass industry, usually with a track dedicated to biogas. ABC plans to participate in the 2019 and we hope to see you there! More>>

4/1/2019 - 4/4/2019
BioCycle West Coast19
BioCycle's spring conference will be on the West Coast in Portland, OR at the Red Lion Hotel on the River. ABC plans to actively participate. More>>

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