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No Smell, No Noise, No Worry—Visit To Harvest Power Plant In Florida Allays Concerns

A proposed new trash-to-gas-to-electricity facility proposed to be built and operated at a section of the Bourne landfill should not pose any odor or noise pollution problems to the town. That was the upshot of a presentation to the Bourne Board of Selectmen Tuesday night, February 17, by the Bourne Landfill Business Model Working Group and Harvest Power, the company that would build and run the plant.

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2/26/2015
Waste-biogas is at least ten times more effective than crop-biogas at reducing greenhouse gas emissions
In a paper just released in the leading bioenergy journal Global Change Biology Bioenergy, researchers from Bangor University and the Thünen Institute in Germany conclude that crop-biogas and liquid biofuels are at best inefficient options for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation, per hectare of land used and per £ public subsidy required. At worst these options could actually lead to higher global GHG emissions owing to indirect land use change caused by displacement of food production. In comparison, waste-biogas and Miscanthus (woody grass) heating pellets achieve at least ten times more GHG mitigation per tonne of dry matter biomass and per hectare of land used, respectively, leading to cost-effective GHG mitigation. More>>

2/26/2015
Good Policy Should Float all Bio-Boats
There are exciting biobased industry developments happening all across the U.S., no doubt about it. Biobased industry development is also facing its share of challenges, but significant opportunities can be found at the state and local level. In Minnesota, there are project proposals moving forward in the metropolitan area that would use anaerobic digestion (AD) to process organic material from households and institutions to produce biogas. The biogas would be cleaned and compressed to fuel garbage trucks, buses and other heavy-duty vehicles. These projects will help metropolitan counties reach increased recycling goals and zero waste goals for the city of Minneapolis. More>>

2/26/2015
Gas-to-Liquid Methanol Plant Offers Revenue Stream for Biogas, Landfill Gas Producers
Alternative chemicals and fuels producer Maverick Synfuels has announced the availability of the Maverick Oasis BG Gas-to-Liquid methanol plant product line. These plants convert biogas from sources such as anaerobic digesters and landfills into higher value methanol, widely used in industrial chemicals. When paired with anaerobic digesters that produce renewable biogas from organic waste, the Maverick Oasis BG product line is the first small-scale system that simultaneously reduces greenhouse gas emissions while helping to solve environmental problems associated with dairy and swine waste as well as other organic waste, the company says. More>>

2/25/2015
Generating biogas in composting plants
Composting plants can do more than just convert the content of organic waste containers into nutrient-rich soil. If the facilities are supplemented with an additional biogas stage, energy can also be generated there. To achieve this, the organic waste is pre-pressed and the liquid generated is digested in digesters. The BINE-Projektinfo brochure “Organic waste: combining compost and biogas” (17/2014) presents this process for generating biogas along with the initial practical experiences. The developers have paid particular attention to achieving an economical process that is not susceptible to faults. More>>

2/24/2015
Anaerobic wastewater technology benefits dairy
A US dairy processing plant features advanced wastewater treatment technology that not only radically improves biomass recovery and effluent quality, but also harnesses green energy from waste to drive production processes and reduce its carbon footprint. These benefits were reaped with the help of GWE anaerobic wastewater technology. More>>

2/24/2015
Cow Manure to Ethanol Plant Switches On in California's San Joaquin Valley
The San Joaquin Valley has become America's breadbasket over the past few decades. Products including pistachios, almonds, citrus, stone fruit, cotton, and grapes are grown here and distributed all over the United States and are exported around the world. Tulare County, about a three-hour drive north of Los Angeles, recently surpassed nearby Fresno County to become the wealthiest agricultural county in the U.S. Home to 450,000 people, Tulare is also the top dairy producing country in the U.S. That means a lot of cows, which means a lot of manure, and in turn, all that agricultural activity has contributed to a region that has one of the worst air pollution records in the country. Furthermore, effluent from cow waste is a huge threat to what already are the San Joaquin Valley's stressed watersheds. More>>

Latest Events [view all]

3/4/2015
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>>

3/4/2015
RNG Working Group
The RNG Working Group meets the first Wednesday of the month from 2-3 PM ET. More>>

3/5/2015
Finance Working Group
Finance Working Group meetings take place on the first Thursday of every month from 3-4 PM ET. More>>

3/5/2015
Operators Working Group
The Operators Working Group meets monthly, on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am-12 pm ET. More>>







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