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How DC Water Turns Poop Into Power

There’s a new kind of power in the nation’s capital: Every time a toilet flushes in the District, or a garbage disposal runs, it’s helping power ABC Member DC Water’s Blue Plains Treatment Plant. The utility's new digester facility is creating renewable energy from solid waste and microbes. Wastewater treatment facilities are notorious consumers of electricity. Indeed, DC Water is the city's largest consumer of power. "They use more electricity than any other need in your city. The wastewater facility in DC uses 26 megawatts," says Patrick Serfass, the Executive Director of the American Biogas Council.

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New Toyota Film Appropriates Musk 'BS' Comment On Hydrogen For Its Title
The 3-minute video shows how hydrogen can be harvested from cow manure, while allowing Toyota to take a jab at one of its most highly-publicized critics. In the video, a pickup-truck bed full of manure is taken to a plant where biogas is collected. The gas in turn is sent through a steam methane reformer. More>>

AgEnergy USA, Perdue Farms Partner on Clean Bay Biogas Project
Why did the chicken cross the road? In the state of Maryland, it soon will be to help produce biogas thanks to a recently signed agreement. More>>

From food waste to fuel, CEAS does energy sustainability better
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that “a third of all the food produced in the world is never consumed,” totaling about 1.3 billion tons of waste a year. The United States alone wastes 40 percent of all food, worth an estimated $165 billion.This waste decays in landfills and, without oxygen present, emits methane, which is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Consequently, food waste creates an overwhelming 3.3 billion tons of greenhouse gases annually and U.S. greenhouse gas emissions account for 19 percent of the world's total emissions, second only to China. More>>

Clean Methane Systems Upgrades California Biogas Systems
To meet more stringent emission regulations, Orange County (California) Sanitation District (OCSD ) is upgrading two biogas conditioning systems at its Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach, California, locations. Clean Methane Systems (CMS), Tualatin, Oregon, was selected as the supplier. More>>

Detroit Zoo wants to use animal manure to generate energy
The Detroit Zoo is raising funds to build a manure-generated power facility to produce energy for its animal health complex. More>>

Ecotricity claims green gas from grass is the future, not fracking
Dale Vince, the outspoken founder of green energy company Ecotricity, believes his company is set to roll out a revolutionary new way of generating gas in Britain - from grass. More>>

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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>>

Operators Working Group
The Operators Working Group meets from 11AM-12PM ET the first Thursday of every month. 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>>

R&D Advisory Working Group Meeting
R&D Meetings are held on the second Friday of every month at 11:30 AM ET. More>>

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