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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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3 new projects show growing interest in generating value from LFG
ABC member Waste Management recently celebrated the opening of a new $14.5 million landfill gas-to-energy project at its Redwood Landfill in Novato, CA. Managed by not-for-profit utility provider MCE, this 3.9 MW facility will produce consistent energy for more than 5,000 households. More>>

Hennepin County Wraps Up ‘Zero Waste Challenge' Pilot Program In 35 Homes
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- ABC member Hennepin County is leading the nation when it comes to what some consider extreme recycling -- it just wrapped up a "Zero Waste Challenge" pilot program for waste management. Thirty-five homes took part in the year long program to drastically reduce waste through recycling, composting and other methods. More>>

Running on fumes
In Massachussetts, only a handful of anaerobic digestion plants have sprung up. The leader is Wellesley's Vanguard Renewables, an ABC member, with three plants built already and a fourth one underway in Haverhill. Vanguard chief John Hanselman says future facilities aren't financially feasible because caps on “net metering” credits -- the way you get reimbursed for sending excess power onto the grid -- have been hit yet again throughout much of the state. More>>

Some Democrats See Tax Overhaul as a Path to Taxing Carbon
With a sweeping overhaul of the tax code on the horizon, two Senate Democrats believe this is the moment to broach the third rail of climate change policy: a carbon tax. More>>

Electricity provider partners with waste company in CA biogas plant
Marin County's nonprofit public electricity provider, MCE, and Waste Management are cutting the ribbon this month on a collaborative clean energy project located at Redwood Landfill in Novato. The new plant, a $4.5 million endeavor, uses the methane gas produced by Marin and Sonoma Counties' waste to power two engines that generate 3.9 megawatts of electricity around the clock, providing enough electricity to serve around 5,000 homes. More>>

Hawaii Gas gets OK for wastewater biogas facility in West Oahu
State regulators have approved Hawaii Gas' plan to capture and process biogas from the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant in West Oahu. The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission signed off on the contract that the City and County of Honolulu awarded to Hawaii Gas in July 2016. More>>

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SoCal Gas Workshop: RNG For California
This full-day, no cost workshop, the second annual event co-hosted by SoCalGas, Energy Vision and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, will discuss renewable natural gas and its critical role in enabling California to achieve its greenhouse gas reduction and air quality goals. Don't miss your chance to learn from and interact with many of the industry's leading experts. More>>

10/11/2017 - 10/12/2017
Maximizing Bioenergy Resources in the Midwest
This meeting, put on by the Midwest Governors Association will take place in Iowa City, Iowa and will be a combination of selected high-level speakers and attendee discussion to synthesize lessons learned. Two biomass related tours are planned. Several ABC members will be speaking. 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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