Renewable Energy from Organics

Buckner, Stuart
April 2014
Waste360 (2329-6976);Apr2014, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p24
Trade Publication
The article highlights the growing popularity of anaerobic digestion (AD), which uses renewable energy from organics to produce additional value-added soil amendments as of April 2014. Many abstracts on AD and composting were received by WasteExpo's Second Annual Composting and Organics Recycling Conference and an additional conference was scheduled to accommodate speakers from the AD sector. AD projects for infrastructure development in the U.S. are also listed.


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