On March 25, Patrick Serfass, executive director of the American Biogas Council, sent letters to state lawmakers in Maryland expressing support for two pieces of legislation that would benefit the state’s biogas industry.
The first letter expresses support for HB 510, a bill that aims to ensure food waste is recycled in an organics recycling facility, such as an anaerobic digester or composting facility. The second letter expresses support for HB 511, a bill that aims to alter the definition of soil conditioner to include the digestate produced by anaerobic digestion for purposes of the Maryland Commercial Fertilizer Law. That bill passed the Maryland House on March 11 by a vote of 128 to 0. The legislation is now being considered by the Senate, with a hearing also scheduled for March 26. More >>