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Digesters Growing With RNG
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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11/9/2018
Democrats' House takeover spurs hope for farm bill this year
Major farm groups made fresh calls this week for lawmakers to finish the job this year. Paul Bleiberg, vice president of government relations for the National Milk Producers Federation, an ABC member, said the tone from all the key players and everything else he's hearing is that "they're pretty intent on getting it done by the end of the year. ... I don't think anyone wants it to linger in the coming year." The prevailing attitude on Capitol Hill and among farm groups, Bleiberg said, is: "You've gotten this far. Who wants to hit the reset button now?" More>>

11/8/2018
City of Gresham: Upgrading a Wastewater Treatment Plant to be Energy Net Zero
Through thoughtful planning and follow-through, the City of Gresham, Oregon, an ABC member and Project of the Year Award recipient, was the first city in the Pacific Northwest to operate an Energy Net Zero Waste Water Treatment Plant. This plant generates enough energy on site to meet its demand for electricity to run the plant. In fact, it often generates more energy than it needs. The City of Gresham's Business Sustainability Coordinator, Gregg Hayward, interviewed Alan Johnston, Senior Engineer and driving force behind the journey to Net Zero, in August 2018. More>>

11/8/2018
A Bill Past Due: Unfinished 2018 Farm Bill Leaves Uncertainty
With the 2018 Farm Bill more than a month late, analysts are watching to see whether the bill will pass this year or go into 2019. The mammoth legislation that covers a number of agricultural and rural programs did not pass by the September 30th deadline, leaving major programs such as crop insurance and food stamps to continue under the policies of the 2014 Farm Bill. Other programs are in limbo. More>>

11/8/2018
FDA Approves Drug to Make Cow Manure Less Stinky
No bull, the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug on Tuesday that aims to make cattle manure just a little less aromatic, NBC News reported. The drug, called Experior, is designed to reduce the amount of ammonia released by cattle dung when the animals are in feedlots being fattened for slaughter. More>>

11/8/2018
Dairy Digester Benefits Calculator Tool
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is accepting public comments on its Draft Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP) Benefits Calculator Tool and supporting Draft DDRDP Quantification Methodology until November 16, 2018. The calculator was developed to estimate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions and selected co-benefits of each proposed project type for the DDRDP. More>>

11/7/2018
Vanguard Renewables Named 2018 Organics Recycler of the Year
Vanguard Renewables, an ABC member, was named 2018 Organics Recycler of the Year by the National Waste & Recycling Association. The award recognizes the substantial contribution that Vanguard's Farm Powered organics recycling and renewable energy production program is making to protect the environment and advance the waste and recycling industry. Vanguard is based in Wellesley, Mass. More>>

Latest Events [view all]

11/13/2018
Iowa's Biomass Conversion Plan and Economic Assessment Tool
Join us for an overview of the state's recently released Biomass Conversion Action Plan and an in-depth look at the inputs and assumptions that went into the development of the economic assessment tool. In addition, we will hear from farmer Bryan Sievers of Sievers Family Farms about their conversion to biogas and how their experience helped in the development of the economic assessment tool. More>>

11/14/2018
Show me the Money: Tapping Lucrative RINs and LCFS Credits
Maximize your revenue by learning more about RINs and LCFS credits. Join us to understand the developments in the RFS and LCFS market to secure a steady source of financial gains. Topics covered: Status and future trends in the RFS RIN market Status and future trends in the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard market Content of a good offtake agreement Using RIN and LCFS credits as secure revenue to finance a project More>>

11/14/2018
ABC Webinar: Show me the Money: Tapping Lucrative RINs and LCFS Credits
Maximize your revenue by learning more about RINs and LCFS credits. Join us to understand the developments in the RFS and LCFS market to secure a steady source of financial gains. Topics covered: Status and future trends in the RFS RIN market Status and future trends in the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard market Content of a good offtake agreement Using RIN and LCFS credits as secure revenue to finance a project More>>

11/19/2018
The Power of Organic Waste: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) for New York State
A free half-day workshop -- hosted by ABC member Energy Vision in collaboration with academic, industry, government and NGO partners -- on the production and use in New York of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) made from organic waste, with a particular focus on agricultural, municipal and food processing wastes. More>>







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