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What the AD Industry Can Learn From Solar Standardization

[BioCycle Magazine] The U.S. anaerobic digestion (AD) market represents an attractive, multibillion dollar investment opportunity. However, structural industry obstacles must be overcome before the market can realize its full potential. As a renewable energy investor with deep experience in the U.S. solar industry, ABC member Generate Capital believes there is knowledge and experience that can be transferred from the solar industry to the AD market. The landfill industry is in decline and food waste diversion regulation is on the rise. Proven AD technology already exists, with a market potential for hundreds of new biogas projects in the U.S. It is time for the AD industry to expand its role from a compliance technology for dairy manure to transforming our organic waste management system. 

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SF seeks EPA loan to help pay for waste treatment plant upgrades
San Francisco is applying for a $625 million loan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help offset the costs of a major upgrade to the city's wastewater treatment facilities.The upgrades would allow the city's treatment plants to more effectively capture and treat odors and improve its ability to utilize biogas. More>>

Minnesota county mulls organics diversion requirement by 2022
However the county board decides to proceed, the progress in the Twin Cities Metro Area has already shown that organics diversion is possible in the Midwest and may encourage further discussion in neighboring states. Based on a recent survey, the average landfill tip fee in the Midwest is now slightly above the U.S. average so more cities could start becoming curious about their diversion options. More>>

New Resources to Encourage More Recycling of Foodservice Packaging
Communities and recycling professionals now have access to new recycling outreach materials, thanks to the Foodservice Packaging Institute's free Resident Education Kit. The comprehensive kit shares dozens of images, researched terms, best practices and other resources for adding foodservice packaging to new or existing recycling programs. More>>

Renewable energy contract case in Michigan could set national precedent
Vic Leabu, owner of White's Bridge Hydro Co. in Lowell, only wants a fair contract from Consumers Energy Corp. Leabu produces about 750 kilowatts of clean, renewable energy for 400 of his home and business owner customers in Ionia County, just east of Grand Rapids. For the past 32 years, Consumers has been paying him a variable rate of 6.8 cents to 7.6 cents per kilowatt hour. Last year, Consumers offered him a five-year contract at 4.5 cents per kilowatt hour, which Leabu described as financially unsustainable. The Michigan Public Service Commission is expected to rule July 31. More>>

EPA SAB to review biogenic carbon framework at August meeting
The U.S. EPA has announced the Scientific Advisory Board will conduct a quality review of the agency's draft framework for assessing biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from stationary sources at a meeting in August. [Biogenic carbon emissions cover emissions from biomass, including biogas and can be used to show how much carbon biomass resources emit or reduce.] More>>

How California Plans to Go Far Beyond Any Other State on Climate
Over the past decade, California has passed a sweeping set of climate laws to test a contentious theory: that it's possible to cut greenhouse gas emissions far beyond what any other state has done and still enjoy robust economic growth. Now that theory faces its biggest test yet. . .So how will California pull this off? More>>

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ABC Board of Directors Meeting
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ABC Board of Directors Meeting
Monthly meeting of ABC's Board of Directors. More>>

10/15/2017 - 10/19/2017
4th ISO/TC 255 (Bigoas) Plenary and Working Group Meetings
The 4th plenary and working group meetings for the international Organization of Standardization's Technical Committee 255-Biogas will be tentatively held from October 15th to the 19th in Israel. More>>

10/16/2017 - 10/19/2017
ABC's Annual Conference- BioCycle REFOR17
Join us for the official conference of the American Biogas Council, BioCycle REFOR17, on Oct. 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2017. in Portland, Oregon More>>

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