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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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House will vote on farm bill and immigration measures Thursday
The House of Representatives on Thursday will take up the 2018 farm bill, alongside immigration reform bills authored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. and Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., which would include a measure aimed at fixing the controversial family separation policy. More>>

RFQ for Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Materials | Hennepin County, MN
On June 19, Hennepin County, Minnesota, released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), requesting submissions from qualified, experienced, and financially capable entities to anaerobically digest a minimum of 25,000 tons per year of source-separated organics to produce energy and beneficial soil or agricultural supplements. Submissions are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018. More>>

Conservatives May Withhold Support in Farm Bill Revote
Deadline for revote on farm bill: June 22; Freedom Caucus members won't commit to backing bill. Conservative lawmakers remain non-committal a week before the deadline to revive the House farm bill after its May defeat over an unrelated immigration bill and tighter eligibility rules for federal food assistance. More>>

Senate panel OKs farm bill, but House wants work provisions
A Senate panel approved a modest, bipartisan rewrite of federal farm and nutrition programs on Wednesday, sidestepping a fight for now but setting up a clash with House Republicans intent on beefing up work requirements for food stamps. The legislation, approved by a bipartisan 20-1 vote, would renew farm safety-net programs such as subsidies for crop insurance, farm credit, and land conservation. More>>

Gov. Malloy and DEEP Announce Selection of 250 MW of Renewable Energy Projects
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that Connecticut has selected over 250 MW of clean and renewable energy projects as part of DEEP's recent Clean Energy Request for Proposals. The projects include the state's first procurement of offshore wind, in addition to multiple fuel cell projects and a new anaerobic digestion facility by ABC member Turning Earth. More>>

Hurdles for a farm-bill deal
The farm bill that the Senate Agriculture Committee will consider Wednesday is refreshingly dull compared to the bill that passed the House Agriculture Committee with only Republican votes and so far has failed to win passage on the House floor. But the utter conventionality of the Senate bill also shows how difficult it would be for the two chambers to write a conference report that would be acceptable to both, especially before the November election. More>>

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Webinar: Introducing the US EPA Excess Food Opportunities Map (Version 1.0)
This national, interactive map can help you save money, feed people, and keep food out of landfills. The map identifies more than 500,000 potential generators of excess food (e.g. correctional facilities, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, hospitality industry, food manufacturers and processors, and food wholesalers and distributors) and estimated generation quantities, as well as over 4,000 potential recipients of excess food (e.g. anaerobic digestion and composting facilities, food banks). This webinar, put on by EPA is free to all. More>>

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>>

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