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Organics may offer most growth potential for creating renewable energy from waste

The waste industry has been creating various forms of energy from waste for decades, however output levels are still smaller than renewable sources such as wind or solar. While growth in the thermal conversion sector may be limited in the coming years, interest in new projects to create energy from landfill gas or anaerobic digestion is high. Spurred by federal incentives for transportation fuel and new state policy regulations, organic material may hold the key to making waste a bigger part of the country's clean energy transformation. [Featuring ABC's Executive Director] 

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2/27/2017
Organics may offer most growth potential for creating renewable energy from waste
The waste industry has been creating various forms of energy from waste for decades, however output levels are still smaller than renewable sources such as wind or solar. While growth in the thermal conversion sector may be limited in the coming years, interest in new projects to create energy from landfill gas or anaerobic digestion is high. Spurred by federal incentives for transportation fuel and new state policy regulations, organic material may hold the key to making waste a bigger part of the country's clean energy transformation. [Featuring ABC's Executive Director] More>>

2/27/2017
DOE Biorefinery Optimization Workshop Report Says Biogas Most Likely to Generate Revenue, Profitability
Breakout session participants recommended which waste, co-product, and by-product streams could potentially be sold by integrated biorefineries to add revenue streams. Some of the product suggestions include fertilizer inputs that offset petroleum, lignin, or biochar for water purification purposes, and specialty fuels such as lubricants. The group voted [biogas among other waste streams to] have the highest likelihood for being valuable revenue streams and have the highest impact on the biorefinery's profitability. More>>

2/26/2017
Downturn in farm economy complicating new Farm Bill efforts
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- As the elder statesman from an agricultural state, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has worked on crafting seven farm bills. But it is with some trepidation that the work begins to draft new legislation amid daunting challenges confronting farmers in the era of President Donald Trump. [The Farm Bill funds many programs biogas systems can use.] More>>

2/25/2017
Pentair Announces Acquisition of Union Engineering
ABC Member Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Union Engineering A/S, headquartered in Fredericia, Denmark. Union Engineering specializes in sustainable technologies for capturing, recovering and purification of carbon dioxide. More>>

2/24/2017
Pennsylvania utility saves thousands using ABC member's gas collection covers
The municipally-owned Milton Regional Sewer Authority (MRSA) serves many residential customers in Northumberland, PA. It also treats wastewater from ConAgra Foods, the food giant that produces Chef Boyardee, Healthy Choice, Andy Capp, LaChoy and Gulden's Mustard products. The original Milton wastewater treatment plant was upgraded in 1975, and the MRSA recently invested in another plant upgrade dubbed the "Wastewater to Energy (Ww2E)" project. More>>

2/24/2017
Trump Reiterates His and The Administration's Support of Renewable Fuels
"Rest assured that your president and this administration values the importance of renewable fuels to America's economy and to our energy independence. As I emphasized throughout my campaign, renewable fuels are essential to America's energy strategy." [Biogas uses the D3/advanced cellulosic and D5/advanced categories in the RFS] See the full letter... More>>

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3/20/2017
ABC Board of Directors Meeting
Monthly meeting of ABC's Board of Directors. More>>

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

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

4/4/2017
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>>







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