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Managing Odors at Anaerobic Digestion Plants

Ohio-based ABC Member, quasar energy group conducted a 10-month study of odors at six anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in Ohio that it designed, built and operates. The company, which has built 14 AD facilities in four states, evaluated technological and procedural solutions, established new practices, hired a former private detective as odor coordinator and installed a hotline.

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Hitachi Zosen to build waste-to-energy plant in California
Hitachi Zosen will become the first Japanese company to enter the biogas power generation business in the United States next year, transforming food waste into energy. The facility will be built in San Luis Obispo County, California, and cost $22 million. It will collect, process, and compost 30,000 tons of household and farm waste per year, with the emitted methane powering the 730kW plant. The generated electricity will be sold to 600 nearby households through a local energy company. More>>

Council continues to weigh contracting with a single waste-hauler as residents speak out on issue
That group determined new state legislation regarding organic and food waste recycling, methane emissions reductions and landfill diversion could potentially complicate any new single-hauler agreement, and so recommended the council hold off on any new arrangements until 2019 or 2020. More>>

HRS Heat Exchangers USA Seeking Sales Engineer
Due to increasing sales and inquiries for our technology, and to enhance our position as the market leader in the USA for tubular and scraped surface heat exchangers; HRS Heat Exchangers are currently recruiting a Sales Engineer to expand our Latin America sales team (based in Mexico). More>>

Streamlining Collection: Putting Organics in a Compostable Bag with the "regular" trash
“There has to be a better way to collect organics other than a separate truck.” The next day, he went to Mark Stoltman, Randy's CEO, and they devised a plan to develop a compostable bag. Instead of using a separate cart, the bag would be collected with the trash in the same cart. More>>

Preliminary Trump Budget Cuts EPA Funding by 31%, But Fully Funds SRFs
The Trump Administration released its preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget numbers on March 16 for all federal agencies, including EPA. The EPA proposal slashes the Agency's funding by 31% - the biggest cut of any federal department – but also would fully fund the State Revolving Funds (SRFs). Maintaining SRF funding levels represents an important advocacy achievement for ABC Member, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. More>>

Would you participate if Frederick County (MD) collected food waste curbside, separate from trash and recyclables?
Answer this one question survey and see the results after you vote. More>>

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3/27/2017 - 3/30/2017
March 27-30, 2017 Reno, NV For more information on this event, please visit the website: More>>

Workshop: Odor Management At Anaerobic Digestion Facilities
For biogas system operators, plant managers, project developers and anyone who needs to know how to appropriately manage odors at AD facilities and avoid lawsuits, costly shutdowns and angry neighbors. More>>

4/4/2017 - 4/7/2017
BioCycle East Coast 17
BioCycle's East Coast conference on April 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. More>>

ABC Board of Directors Meeting
Monthly meeting of ABC's Board of Directors.Time change: 10 AM ET. More>>

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