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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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EPA, San Jose, recycler celebrate food waste to energy conversion
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and City of San Jose will celebrate the city's successful food-waste-to-energy program at a tour of the nation's first large-scale commercial anaerobic digestion facility, privately owned and operated by ABC Member, Zero Waste Energy Development Company. More>>

ABC Member Harrison Clay Awarded for Renewable Natural Gas Leadership
“When I started at Clean Energy seven years ago,” said Clay, “it was a total revelation to me that we could put RNG in vehicles and cut their emissions 90%, and that it was cheaper than what they were putting in their vehicles. I thought, ‘why isn't everyone using it?' So we got after it. Today, the best is yet to come. We have a lot of opportunity to increase volume and change the way our transportation infrastructure runs. Change requires that you push and push and push.” More>>

Waste Management Opens $19m Landfill Gas Grid Injection Facility in Illinois
Waste Management has opened a Renewable Natural Gas Facility creating pipeline-ready natural gas from the landfill gas produced at its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Illinois. The company explained that early next month the processed renewable natural gas will be injected into the Ameren Illinois pipeline for withdrawal at other locations, including some Waste Management facilities. The landfill gas will be purified to a high-quality natural gas that in turn feeds into the adjacent pipeline to fuel the company's growing fleet of CNG trucks. More>>

Renewable Fuels Quotas for 2014 Delayed by EPA After Fight
Almost a year late in setting rules for using ethanol, biodiesel and cellulosic fuels in gasoline, the EPA today abandoned trying to act before year end. The agency could waive the requirements for 2014 altogether or accept whatever has been produced as meeting the mandate. More>>

Awesome New Video: Dairy's Sustainability Journey: Sensenig Dairy
Dairy farms can be a solution to the food waste problem, and that is exactly what Andrea and Cliff Sensenig are doing on their small farm in the rolling hills of Lancaster County, PA. In this new video, the third in the Sustainability Award series, Andrea and Cliff show why they turned to digester technology to keep their farm viable, and how that ended up helping their community manage its food waste. More>>

One source of Calif.'s fuel of the future will be sewage
The contents of your toilet could soon be powering your car and helping to cut down greenhouse gas emissions. In this suburb of Los Angeles, FuelCell Energy Inc. is operating the world's first "tri-generation" plant that converts sewage into electrical power for an industrial facility and renewable hydrogen for transportation fuel. The system runs on anaerobically digested biogas from the Orange County Sanitation District's municipal wastewater treatment plant. More>>

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AD Co-Products Working Group Meeting
This meeting will take place from 11 AM - 12 PM ET on Wednesday, Dec. 3. More>>

Operators Working Group Meeting
This is the inaugural meeting of the Operators Working Group. It will take place at 12 pm ET on Thursday, December 4. The purpose of this new working group is to be a safe place for AD system operators to gain knowledge from other operators and industry experts, primarily for sharing best practices. Those participants that are service or equipment providers are expected to focus their participation on providing overall value to the conversation and not in the direction of their specific business model. It's about the community and helping share knowledge. Non-members interested in participating should contact email the ABC at More>>

Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting (Federal Activities)
Federal LRA Meetings are held every 2 weeks on Thursdays from 2-3pm ET. (Every 4 weeks for state activities) More>>

Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting (State Activities)
State LRA Meetings are held every 4 weeks on Thursdays from 2-3pm ET. (Every 2 weeks for federal activities) More>>

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