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Food Is Energy. So Wasted Food is Wasted Energy. (Video: 3 min)

Food waste is the single biggest contributor to U.S. landfills, according to the EPA. While some American cities focus on composting, Los Angeles is testing a program to pick up food scraps and convert them to usable energy. This video features the ABC and ABC Member, Waste Management.

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Awesome New Video: Dairy's Sustainability Journey: Sensenig Dairy
Dairy farms can be a solution to the food waste problem, and that is exactly what Andrea and Cliff Sensenig are doing on their small farm in the rolling hills of Lancaster County, PA. In this new video, the third in the Sustainability Award series, Andrea and Cliff show why they turned to digester technology to keep their farm viable, and how that ended up helping their community manage its food waste. More>>

One source of Calif.'s fuel of the future will be sewage
The contents of your toilet could soon be powering your car and helping to cut down greenhouse gas emissions. In this suburb of Los Angeles, FuelCell Energy Inc. is operating the world's first "tri-generation" plant that converts sewage into electrical power for an industrial facility and renewable hydrogen for transportation fuel. The system runs on anaerobically digested biogas from the Orange County Sanitation District's municipal wastewater treatment plant. More>>

Why Congress Should Extend Clean Energy Tax Measures
Clean Energy Industries Urge Congress to Pass EXPIRE Legislation This Year    WASHINGTON – The American Biogas Council (ABC), in conjunction with hundreds of other clean energy organizations, released the following statement from Executive Director Patrick Serfass in response to the release of a letter sent to the House and Senate today urging the passage of the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act this year.   More>>

OWS builds first DRANCO digestion plant in the UK
OWS announced today the receipt of a first order in the UK for its unique and patented DRANCO dry digestion technology. The digestion plant will be part of a new state-of-the-art integrated waste management facility, which will be constructed north of the city of York. The integrated facility will include a recycling plant, an anaerobic digestion plant and a waste-toenergy plant for the treatment of residual household waste. More>>

Call for Papers Now Open for BioCycle's April 2015 Portland, OR Conference
BioCycle West Coast Conference 2015, April 13 -- 16, 2015, is accepting abstracts for presentations in four different tracks. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and the deadline is December 31, 2014 More>>

ABC Members To Keynote, Speak at CT Organics Recycling Conference
ABC Director and Editor of BioCycle Magazine, Nora Goldstein, will keynote the Connecticut Organics Recycling Conference December 16 near Southington. ABC Member speakers fill the rest of the agenda, including Amy Kessler of Turning Earth, Brian Paganini of Quantum Biopower, Deo Phagoo of Anaergia and Chris Field of Harvest New England. More>>

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Operators Working Group Meeting
This is the inaugural meeting of the Operators Working Group. It will take place at 12 pm ET on Thursday, December 4. The purpose of this new working group is to be a safe place for AD system operators to gain knowledge from other operators and industry experts, primarily for sharing best practices. Those participants that are service or equipment providers are expected to focus their participation on providing overall value to the conversation and not in the direction of their specific business model. It's about the community and helping share knowledge. Non-members interested in participating should contact email the ABC at More>>

Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting (Federal Activities)
Federal LRA Meetings are held every 2 weeks on Thursdays from 2-3pm ET. (Every 4 weeks for state activities) More>>

Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting (State Activities)
State LRA Meetings are held every 4 weeks on Thursdays from 2-3pm ET. (Every 2 weeks for federal activities) More>>

Marketing & Education Committee Meeting
As the ABC's outreach needs have grown, this committee aims to revise its focus, reignite old initiatives, and develop new ideas. The next meeting will take place on Dec. 12, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET. More>>

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