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Food Is Energy. So Wasted Food is Wasted Energy. (Video: 3 min)

Food waste is the single biggest contributor to U.S. landfills, according to the EPA. While some American cities focus on composting, Los Angeles is testing a program to pick up food scraps and convert them to usable energy. This video features the ABC and ABC Member, Waste Management.

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10/16/2014
The Climate Trust: Refined Purpose, Bold New Look!
The Climate Trust team is delighted to unveil a new look today, including a redesigned website that showcases our meaningful work and underscores our role as a quality leader in the carbon market. But this isn't just about updating our look, we are proud to announce a refined business model, offering greater potential for impact through investments in critical early-stage projects and the winning people behind them. We believe our new website and blog raises our visual identity to match the caliber of our ambitious new objectives and underscores the importance of our mission and the innovative work that happens daily at The Trust. More>>

10/15/2014
DOE Awards $5 Million to MN and CO Biogas Research Projects
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $13.4 million for five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass. The research and development projects, located in Wisconsin, Minnesota, California, Colorado and Georgia, will focus on developing integrated processes for the production of advanced biofuels and chemicals. Two of these selections will address research efforts on the efficient conversion of biogas More>>

10/15/2014
Magic Dirt Wins Bioproducts Innovation of the Year Award
Cenergy USA of Little Rock, Arkansas won the Bioproducts Innovation of the Year Award for the development of Magic Dirt, a recycled co-product of generating renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Cenergy specializes in the development and financing of renewable energy, distributed generation and energy efficient projects. More>>

10/15/2014
Not In Our Landfill: Massachusetts' Ban On Food Waste
Some states like California and Massachusetts are leaders and not just in solar and wind. Beginning this month, Massachusetts goes a step further, requiring businesses and institutions to help make energy from their food waste. Massachusetts law now says that if you throw out more than a ton of food waste a month, it can't go to a landfill. But what does a ton of food waste look like? More>>

10/15/2014
Update on the Organics Disposal Ban for Metro Vancouver
The way we manage our waste is changing. Starting in 2015, businesses and residents will need to separate food scraps from regular garbage. A phased implementation strategy for the Organics Disposal Ban was approved by the Metro Vancouver Board on October 10, 2014. The threshold will be reduced over time to provide businesses and residents the opportunity to put organics recycling systems in place. Metro Vancouver consulted with residents, restaurants, grocers, Business Improvement Areas, health facilities, schools, property managers and small businesses on the challenges and opportunities for reducing and recycling food waste. More>>

10/8/2014
AD project celebrates grand opening in Wisconsin
A unique partnership is turning cow waste from farms into renewable energy. La Crosse, Wisconsin-based Gundersen Health System and (ABC Member) Dane County are partnering with three Dane County farm families on the GL Dairy Biogas Project just outside of Middleton, Wisconsin. More>>

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10/22/2014
National Bioenergy Day 2014
We realize this is short notice, but the Second Annual National Bioenergy Day is an amazing opportunity to showcase the industry, its facilities, and its supply chain. Initially geared towards advocacy for all kinds of heat and power generated by woody biomass and agricultural waste, the USDA has asked that we ensure the representation of biogas as well. We hope that you will open up your organizations to the public and engage your local communities! More>>

10/27/2014
ABC Workshop @ BioCycle East 2014: Developing New Classification System For Digestate And Digestate-Derived Products
Markets for value-added products from digestate are growing. And so is the need for a new classification system to provide guidance on how these products can and should be used. Join the American Biogas Council and partners for the first U.S. workshop aimed at two main goals: 1. To ensure that digestate and digestate-derived product is no longer de-facto considered a waste stream 2. To create a classification system on permissible end uses for digestate and digestate-derived product based on the combination of stability, feedstock origin and the lack of nonpermissible materials. More>>

10/27/2014 - 10/30/2014
BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014 | Baltimore, MD
Get the best information on: Composting, Food Waste, Anaerobic Digestion, Organics Management and Green Infrastructure. Baltimore, Maryland | Turf Valley Resort October 27, 28, 29, 30, 2014 More>>

10/27/2014
First Annual Biogas Golf Open @ BioCycle
Tee off a great BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014 week at the American Biogas Council's First Annual Biogas Golf Open fundraising event. Network with leaders in the biogas and organics recycling industry during a round of golf at the scenic Turf Valley Country Club on the grounds of the Turf Valley Resort. Golf Advisor gives excellent reviews for Turf Valley course condition, value and pace of play. More>>

10/28/2014 - 10/30/2014
Green Fleet Conference
Green Fleet Conference and Expo (GFC) is the largest gathering of fleet professionals interested in advancing their knowledge about alternative fuels and increasing fuel efficiency for cars, light-medium- and heavy duty trucks. More>>

11/5/2014 - 11/6/2014
Waste-to-Energy Roadmapping Workshop (Hosted by USDOE's BETO Office)
The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) at the Department of Energy aims to identify and address key technical barriers to the commercial deployment of liquid transportation fuels from waste feedstocks. As a part of this effort, BETO is organizing a Waste-to-Energy Roadmapping workshop. Workshop participants will join facilitated breakout sessions to discuss anaerobic digestion, hydrothermal liquefaction, and other processes that make productive use of wastewater residuals, biosolids, foodstuffs, and organic municipal solid waste. These discussions will be synthesized and used in developing a waste-to-energy technology roadmap. More>>







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