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Biogas Industry Applauds Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act

Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced new bipartisan legislation, the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (HR 5489), with the support of 12 additional Republican and Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives. ABC applauds the bill which will increase the sustainability of farms by helping to deploy new nutrient recovery and biogas systems to recycle organic material into baseload renewable energy and healthy soil products. The Act provides a 30 percent investment tax credit (ITC) for qualifying biogas and nutrient recovery systems.

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6/29/2016
UVM Courses Partner with Waste Haulers to Implement Universal Recycling Law
Secretary Chuck Ross, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets said, “Innovative technologies and state-wide partnerships are helping to creating new opportunities to transform organic waste into something useful. With the assistance of the Clean Energy Development Fund, Casella Organics and Grow Compost will test basic systems to grind food waste and use it in two on-farm biodigesters here in Vermont. The byproducts are electricity, heat, and all of the nutrients that farmers can use to grow crops.” More>>

6/23/2016
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This initiative is part of the USDA's ongoing interest in clean energy and fits well with the Obama administration's current emissions and food waste reduction goals. More>>

6/22/2016
Industry CEO Asks Senate to Extend tax Credits for Biogas
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6/21/2016
DVO installs anaerobic digester in China
“This project is truly revolutionary in China,” says Steve Dvorak, owner and founder of ABC Founding Member, DVO Inc. “As dairy operations are built, the Chinese government is stressing the importance of including anaerobic digesters in the dairy operations' design. Not only do digesters help China meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target, they complement the country's commitment to reduce agricultural pollution.” More>>

6/16/2016
Biogas Industry Applauds Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced new bipartisan legislation, the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (HR 5489), with the support of 12 additional Republican and Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives. The American Biogas Council, the trade association for the U.S. biogas industry, applauds the bill which will increase the sustainability of farms by helping to deploy new nutrient recovery and biogas systems to recycle organic material into baseload renewable energy and healthy soil products. The Act provides a 30 percent investment tax credit (ITC) for qualifying biogas and nutrient recovery systems. More>>

6/15/2016
Duke Will Buy Biomethane from 5 Swine Manure Digesters in NC
“Optima is excited about this partnership with Duke Energy and North Carolina swine farmers,” said Gus Simmons, partner in Optima KV, concept designer and VP at ABC Member Cavanaugh& Associates. “Our on-farm digesters will integrate with and support the farmers' existing operations. By centralizing the gas processing, we can take advantage of cost efficiencies and provide carbon-neutral fuel for Duke's existing power plants. It's a great benefit for the environment and for the economy.” Optima KV will install digesters at five farms for More>>

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7/11/2016 - 7/12/2016
DOE Sustainable Transportation Summit | DC Convention Center
Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), the first ever Sustainable Transportation Summit will bring together transportation and mobility leaders to discuss the technology, policy, and market innovations that hold the potential to shape the transportation system of the future. More>>

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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host its ninth annual conference. Partnering with the Clean Energy Research and Education Foundation (CEREF), this year's conference will focus on opportunities to grow future feedstock supplies and break through technology barriers to achieve a stronger bioeconomy. Each year, approximately 600 participants attend the conference, including key stakeholders from the bioenergy industry, Congress, national laboratories, academia, and the financial community. More>>

7/12/2016
19th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Forum
The ABC will be participating in this annual event which will be held on Tuesday, July 12 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm in the Cannon House Office Building Caucus Room 345. The House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus and the Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus are honorary co-hosts of the Expo. The Expo is free, open to the public, and no RSVPs are required. More>>

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Marquette University's Annual 2-Day Course on Anaerobic Treatment
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