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Managing Odors at Anaerobic Digestion Plants

Ohio-based ABC Member, quasar energy group conducted a 10-month study of odors at six anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in Ohio that it designed, built and operates. The company, which has built 14 AD facilities in four states, evaluated technological and procedural solutions, established new practices, hired a former private detective as odor coordinator and installed a hotline.

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Streamlining Collection: Putting Organics in a Compostable Bag with the "regular" trash
“There has to be a better way to collect organics other than a separate truck.” The next day, he went to Mark Stoltman, Randy's CEO, and they devised a plan to develop a compostable bag. Instead of using a separate cart, the bag would be collected with the trash in the same cart. More>>

Preliminary Trump Budget Cuts EPA Funding by 31%, But Fully Funds SRFs
The Trump Administration released its preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget numbers on March 16 for all federal agencies, including EPA. The EPA proposal slashes the Agency's funding by 31% - the biggest cut of any federal department – but also would fully fund the State Revolving Funds (SRFs). Maintaining SRF funding levels represents an important advocacy achievement for ABC Member, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies. More>>

Would you participate if Frederick County (MD) collected food waste curbside, separate from trash and recyclables?
Answer this one question survey and see the results after you vote. More>>

[Shortsighted] OR lawmakers consider limiting biodigester tax credits
Oregon's anticipated budget shortfall has prompted lawmakers to consider limiting tax credits for processing livestock manure into energy in biodigesters. Under House Bill 2853, tax credits would only be available for manure processed in biodigesters that were operational before the end of 2016. More>>

FL Republican Rep. Curbelo Discusses Climate Resolution and Explains "Conservative Environmental Stewardship"
Earlier today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss the Republican Climate Resolution and his efforts to build consensus for market-based solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change. Curbelo highlighted the real-life impacts climate change is having on South Florida and the Everglades, and once again reiterated his disapproval of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt's comments earlier this month questioning carbon dioxide emissions' impact on climate change. More>>

Southington, CT Food-To-Energy Biogas Plants Coming Soon!
Last month's leftover casserole, rotting vegetables and other food waste will fuel two new facilities here to generate enough electricity to power thousands of homes a year. Gases created as bacteria decomposes food waste is the key to both projects, one built off DePaolo Drive by Quantum Biopower, the other to be built off Spring Street by ABC Member Turning Earth LLC. More>>

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

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>>

4/4/2017 - 4/7/2017
BioCycle East Coast 17
BioCycle's East Coast conference on April 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. More>>

ABC Board of Directors Meeting
Monthly meeting of ABC's Board of Directors.Time change: 10 AM ET. More>>

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