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Biobased polycarbonate breakthrough, seaweed diapers, bamboo toothbrushes, one cow’s manure can power Toyota’s new Mirai hydrogen car and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of October 31st

Biobased polycarbonate breakthrough, seaweed diapers, bamboo toothbrushes, one cow’s manure can power Toyota’s new Mirai hydrogen car and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of October 31st

October 30, 2019 |

It’s Halloween and things are getting pretty scary out there with stinky, petroleum based, disposable, plastic diapers and plastic toothbrushes being discarded all over the world but have no fear, for a new seaweed-based reusable diaper and Colgate’s new bamboo toothbrush is here to save the day! But wait there’s other news that will calm […]

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Mega manure-to-LNG project in Arizona still on track despite green bond hiccups

Mega manure-to-LNG project in Arizona still on track despite green bond hiccups

September 10, 2019 |

In Arizona, Bloomberg reports that an award winning green bond set up by Goldman Sachs to finance a mega cow manure-to-LNG project that is expected to supply public transportation in the Los Angeles area has had a number of challenges such as triggering a technical default with bondholders, missing milestones, going over budget by about […]

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Helsinki International Horse Show to be completely powered by horse manure

Helsinki International Horse Show to be completely powered by horse manure

October 5, 2017 |

In Finland, the electricity used at this year’s Helsinki International Horse Show will be produced entirely with horse manure at Fortum’s Järvenpää power plant. The electricity consumption of the event taking place at the Helsinki Ice Hall will be about 140 MWh, and the origin of the electricity will be verified by theGuarantee of Origin […]

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Nigerian researchers develop biogas process for chicken manure and invasive plants

Nigerian researchers develop biogas process for chicken manure and invasive plants

May 3, 2017 |

In Nigeria, researchers developed a process to pre-treat chicken droppings, and then have anaerobic microbes digest the waste and Mexican sunflowers together. Eight kilograms of poultry waste and sunflowers produced more than 3 kg of biogas — more than enough fuel to drive the reaction and have some leftover for other uses such as powering […]

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Largest Manure-to-Energy Project Begins Producing NatGas

Largest Manure-to-Energy Project Begins Producing NatGas

August 20, 2016 |

In Missouri, the Roeslein Alternative Energy & Smithfield Hog Production – Ruckman Farm Project Renewable Natural Gas has commenced production, — the largest livestock manure-to-energy project of its kind is delivering renewable nmatural gas into the national pipeline. Impermeable synthetic covers are now installed on 41 of the 88 existing manure lagoons at nine Smithfield […]

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Vermont manure and brewery waste sugar waste stream has extremely high yields

Vermont manure and brewery waste sugar waste stream has extremely high yields

July 21, 2014 |

In Vermont, a project which uses cow manure and beer brewery waste to create a high-sugar content waste stream has projected yields and energy balances comparable to other projects which have used direct sugar streams, according to the project’s USDA grant. The Vermont Fuel Dealers Association was awarded a $51,000 grant in 2013 to research […]

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Wisconsin’s Dane County approves Menasha River Dairy manure digester

Wisconsin’s Dane County approves Menasha River Dairy manure digester

January 6, 2014 |

In Wisconsin, the McFarland Thistle reports that the Dane County Board approved the construction of an anaerobic digester at the Menasha River Dairy. According to the article, this was after a two week delay caused by concerns regarding a similar digester suffering a spill in a nearby town. A number of safety measures will be […]

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Murphy-Brown and Alpental Energy Partners converting manure to electricity

Murphy-Brown and Alpental Energy Partners converting manure to electricity

December 30, 2013 |

In Utah, Smithfield reports that Murphy-Brown LLC’s Circle 4 Farms and Alpental Energy Partners, LLC are producing electricity via two methane digesters that Alpental put into operation in November 2012 at the Circle 4 facility just outside Milford. Murphy-Brown is the livestock production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc. The two methane digesters at Milford are […]

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UMD awards $324,439 grant for use of chicken manure in algae system

UMD awards $324,439 grant for use of chicken manure in algae system

July 18, 2013 |

In Maryland, the University of Maryland award $3.8 million through the Maryland Industrial Partnerships program to 17 teams.  MIPS, a technology acceleration program, grants money matched with company funds to faculty engaged in each project. The one biobased  winning project was for $324,439 to Feng Chen, associate professor, to work with HY-TEK Bio to develop […]

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Himark bioGas moves into final phase for Canadian manure plant

Himark bioGas moves into final phase for Canadian manure plant

February 6, 2012 |

In Canada, Himark bioGas is in the final phase of building for its 40MMly feed wheat ethanol plant that will convert manure into power using anaerobic digesters. The plant is expected to be producing ethanol by September. The technology brings the grams CO2 equivalent per megajoule of energy output count to near-zero; Western Plains Energy […]

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