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Outgoing MD Governor Martin O’Malley Issues New Waste Reduction Goals

The Governor of Maryland, Martin O'Malley has issued an Executive Order affirming state-wide waste reduction goals and directing the State government to increase recycling, composting and waste diversion.

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1/26/2015
Anaerobic digester generates energy, reduces odors
The University of Missouri has built a small-scale anaerobic digestion system to produce biogas from pig manure. "What we want to do is improve and fully utilize all the biogas for energy production," says Teng Lim, MU associate Extension professor of agricultural systems management. The burning torch is part of a system to flare off excess biogas. More>>

1/26/2015
Virginia's Prince William County approves new organic waste processing facility
The Board of County Supervisors in Prince William County, Virginia, have authorized an agreement with Freestate Farms LLC, a Northern Virginia-based agricultural services and production company, to construct and operate a facility to process yard waste, food scraps and wood waste at the county's Balls Ford Road composting facility, and to provide organics waste management services at that site and at the county's landfill. More>>

1/22/2015
Massive $60M Waste To Energy site breaks ground in Orange County, CA
A landfill in Orange County, CA is slated to become one of the largest sites in the U.S. to produce energy from waste. Plans for the project began in 2008, but was stalled. More>>

1/22/2015
BC's Newest Anaerobic Digester Is Now Turning Poop Into Power... And You Can Sign Up For A Site Visit!
Seabreeze Dairy Farm in Ladner is now combining agricultural and non-agricultural waste to harness and utilize greenhouse gasses that would otherwise vent into the atmosphere. Built with Octaform Finished Concrete Forms, Seabreeze's digester will process approximately 12,000 m3 per year of organic residues from Metro Vancouver, and approximately 12,500 m3 per year of our own dairy manure. The facility will capture, refine and produce over 1 million m3 of renewable natural gas per year - enough to supply nearly 1,000 average Canadian homes. The project will be spotlighted at the end of this month at the 2015 Agri-Energy & Waste Management Forum (January 30-31) in Abbottsford, BC. More>>

1/20/2015
Resource Recycling, BioCycle Magazine Refutes New York Times Incineration Story
The National section in the New York Times on Sunday, January 11,2015 included an article, "Garbage Incinerators Make Comeback, Kindling Both Garbage and Debate." The article discussed a recently constructed 3,000 tons/day incinerator in Palm Beach County, Florida, and a proposed, $1 billion, 4,000 tons/day incinerator in Baltimore, Maryland. Early in the article, New York Times reporter Timothy Williams writes: "Americans produce 4.4 pounds of trash per person per day, the most in the world, and the talk of returning to incineration, industry experts say, is an acknowledgement of defeat in the effort to reduce output and step up recycling." Ted Michaels, president of the Energy Recovery Council, is quoted as saying, "People said 30 years ago there wouldn't be a need to have waste-to-energy sites," after which Williams writes: "Today, few other options are available." In response to this article, the two leading industry publications in the recycling and composting industries, Resource Recycling and BioCycle, are issuing this joint statement,as the article paints an incomplete picture of the state of municipal solid waste (MSW)management in the U.S. in 2015. Excerpts from Williams' article are followed by facts and figures that tell a more complete story of MSW management. More>>

1/20/2015
Access to food scrap collection grows 9 percent
According to BioCycle, nearly 200 municipalities around the country are offering residential food scrap collection. Up about 9 percent from BioCycle's 2012 count of 183, the 2014 tally of 198 municipalities points to a growing interest in diverting food scraps at a time when America manages to divert less than 5 percent of its food waste. More>>

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1/28/2015
AD Co-Products Working Group's Digestate Task Force Meeting
The meeting of the AD Co-Products Working Group's Digestate Task Force/Subgroup will take place from 3-4 PM ET every Wednesday. The meetings are set to take place weekly, unless otherwise noted. More>>

1/28/2015
Reinventing Biogas Financing Webinar
There are new and exciting opportunities for the development of biogas projects, but to take advantage of these opportunities requires a fresh look at financing possibilities. To build more biogas projects, most project developers need both access to low cost financing and an assessment of where market opportunities lie. Biogas project financing is in the process of being reinvented and this webinar, organized by the American Biogas Council's (ABC) new Finance Working Group is designed provide fresh ideas to biogas project developers. More>>

1/29/2015
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>>

2/4/2015
AD Co-Products Working Group's Digestate Task Force Meeting
The meeting of the AD Co-Products Working Group's Digestate Task Force/Subgroup will take place from 3-4 PM ET every Wednesday. The meetings are set to take place weekly, unless otherwise noted. More>>







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