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Renewable Fuel Credits Sparking Growth in Livestock Digesters

OMAHA (DTN) -- Methane digesters are the new growth wave in renewable energy for agriculture. The stick and the carrot are both at work here. As livestock operations work on ways to manage manure, the changing landscape of environmental regulations and legal challenges -- along with state and federal grants and energy credits -- are combining to start an uptick in methane digesters to produce renewable natural gas (RNG). More>>



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Majority of VT residents manage food waste with composting or animals
Related to the recent news that VT is considering revising their organics recycling law, a survey of 583 Vermont households conducted by Meredith Niles at the University of Vermont, found that the majority of respondents (out of a total of 583) currently manage their own food waste through backyard composting or feeding food waste to pets or livestock (72.4% of respondents). For future food waste management strategies, 76 percent of respondents are likely to manage their own food waste through backyard composting to comply with Act 148. [Thanks BioCycle for pointing out this study!] More>>

Smithfield Foods Goes Big On Biogas
A commitment to anaerobic digestion on 90 percent of its hog finishing farms in 3 states was followed by formation of a joint venture with Dominion Energy, called Align Renewable Natural Gas. More>>

More Republicans Than You Think Support Action on Climate Change
Democrats and Republicans have clashed fiercely on many issues -- the Mueller investigation, immigration, gun control -- but can the two parties come together on climate change, the biggest issue of all? Most analysts say no...But how many of his fellow Republicans agree? If we compare the extremes in each party -- liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans -- as the media often does, the split is clear. But if we compare all Republicans with all Democrats, we see a new and encouraging overlap. More>>

Vermont may walk back statewide organics collection requirement
Vermont's Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) is asking the state legislature to amend a law requiring that service providers offer organics collection to every resident by 2020. Instead, ANR proposes raising the threshold to multi-family buildings with four or more units and maintaining a blanket commercial requirement. More>>

Wastewater Treatment Plants Could Become Sustainable Biorefineries
In the future, wastewater treatment plants can have a broader function by being converted into biorefineries. All of the world's wastewater treatment plants treat large amounts of sewage, used today to produce biogas. In the future, treatment plants can have a broader function by being converted into biorefineries for the production of everything from biogas to different new materials, according to new research out of the University of Boras, Sweden. More>>

Wheeler: E15, RFS rulemakings could be delayed by shutdown
During a senate hearing Jan. 16, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler confirmed that the agency currently plans to complete a rule allowing year-round E15 by June 1, but cautioned it will be unable to meet that deadline if the government shutdown continues. More>>

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ABC Webinar: Business of RNG- Technology and Gas Speculations

Business of RNG: Tracking Sales and Quality Assurance

2/26/2019 - 2/28/2019
ABC's West Coast Operator Training 2019
After the success of ABC's first 3-Day Operator Training Course last February in San Francisco, CA, we are bringing a second 3-Day Operator Training for 2019! This February the ABC is providing an intensive operator training class for digester operators, operations managers, owners and developers. This hands-on, 3-day class will take place at multiple locations throughout the San Francisco Bay area, from South San Francisco to San Jose and the East Bay. Each class day will be filled with both classroom training and hands-on participation at different operating digester sites. Transportation will be provided to each classroom and digester site from the preferred hotel. More>>

3/18/2019 - 3/20/2019
International Biomass Conference & Expo
IBCE is focused on all sectors of the biomass industry, usually with a track dedicated to biogas. ABC plans to participate in the 2019 and we hope to see you there! More>>

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