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New Senate Bill Signals Building Support for Nutrient Recycling, Biogas

Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Pat Robert (R-KS) introduced new bipartisan legislation, the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (S 3248). This latest bill is a companion to identical House legislation (HR 5489) introduced on June 15 by Congressmen Ron Kind (D-WI) and Tom Reed (R-NY). The legislation provides a 30 percent investment tax credit (ITC) for qualifying biogas and nutrient recovery systems and is the Senate companion bill to HR.5489 introduced last month. The House bill now has 24 Republican and Democratic sponsors and the support of several industry groups.

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7/29/2016
Converting Food Waste to Energy [Video]
For this segment of the Perennial Plate, we followed along on garbage trucks in Boulder (a zero-waste city) and went behind the scenes at the Heartland Biogas Project near LaSalle, Colorado. The project is a collaboration between EDF Energy and A1 Organics and it combines food waste and animal waste in an anaerobic digester system to produce biogas for the region. More>>

7/29/2016
Converting Food Waste to Energy [Video]
For this segment of the Perennial Plate, we followed along on garbage trucks in Boulder (a zero-waste city) and went behind the scenes at the Heartland Biogas Project near LaSalle, Colorado. The project combines food waste and animal waste in an anaerobic digester system to produce biogas for the region. And while creating energy from food waste will never be as sustainable as preventing waste in the first place, as Scott Pexton of A1 Organics describes it, it's “one rung up the ladder from composting.” More>>

7/28/2016
Bio2Watt appoints Anaergia to manage Bronkhorstspruit commercial biogas plant
Sean Thomas, Bio2Watt's Managing Director, says that Anaergia's unparalleled technical capabilities and international experience led to the decision to appoint the company. “Bio2Watt began supplying green energy to BMW's Rosslyn plant in Pretoria in October last year. Anaergia has built over 300 biogas plants worldwide. We're thrilled to be able to tap into this expertise, along with the company's local presence, to help us achieve the highest safety and reliability standards at the Bronkhorstspruit plant,” says Thomas. More>>

7/26/2016
Xylem instrumentation addresses many aspects of biogas production
Xylem produces a number of instruments to assist in both the efficient management of biogas production by anaerobic digestion, and associated environmental monitoring. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is taking its place alongside solar and wind power as a green energy alternative as more governments attempt to address their sustainable energy needs. AD involves the microbial breakdown of biological material to produce methane-rich biogas that can be used directly for heating or powering transportation (e.g. municipal busses), or indirectly to generate electricity. Wastewater sludge is the largest provider of ‘feedstock' to the UK's AD biogas industry, but both pastoral and arable farms are now contributing significantly to supplies, as are local authority waste collectors and schools and restaurants. More>>

7/25/2016
NYC organics program scales up with new $47M long-term processing contracts
ABC member Waste Management leads list of vendors who will collect NYC organics. WM's loads will be digested in the Newtown Creek Wastewater facility where they will generate biogas and soil amendments. More>>

7/24/2016
Clean, Reliable Swine Waste-to-Energy Projects Essential
Renewable energy is essential to Gov. Pat McCrory's all-of-the-above strategy to bring clean, reliable energy to homes and businesses, but swine waste-to-energy projects have lagged behind under lopsided legislative policies. The McCrory administration is urging the N.C. Utilities Commission to move faster in connecting animal waste-to-energy projects to the power grid and encouraging legislators to show the same commitment to swine waste projects as they have to solar energy. More>>

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9/13/2016 - 9/14/2016
Marquette University's Annual 2-Day Course on Anaerobic Treatment
The annual short course on anaerobic treatment of high-strength industrial waste will be held September 13-14, 2016 at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The course is designed for industry managers, operators, consulting engineers, regulators and students. Information will be presented regarding anaerobic microbiology and chemistry, anaerobic digestion operation and design, sustainability, biogas utilization, construction/start-up guidelines and case studies of operating anaerobic treatment systems at Bell's Brewery, Chobani Yogurt and other industries. Speakers will include Adrianus Van Haandel (University of Campina Grande - Brazil), Daniel Zitomer (Marquette University) and Dennis Totzke (Applied Technologies, Inc.). For more information and registration, see http://www.marquette.edu/ANT, or email Daniel Zitomer (daniel.zitomer@mu.edu). More>>

10/17/2016 - 10/20/2016
ABC's Annual Conference- BioCycle REFOR16
Join us for the the official conference of the American Biogas Council, BioCycle REFOR16, on Oct. 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. 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>>

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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