Tag Archives: Biogas

Joining the Discussion About Renewable Fuel Credits

August 21, 2017

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In July, water sector representatives met with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Transportation officials to discuss renewable identification numbers (RINs). Representatives from the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), California Association of Sanitation Agencies (Sacramento, Calif.), and Water Research Foundation (Denver) met to discuss reclassifying codigestion fuel […]

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WEF and ABC Commit to Accelerating Generation of Resources from Biogas Systems

July 21, 2017

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and the American Biogas Council (ABC; Washington, D.C.) are partnering to expand the conversion of organic waste into renewable energy and soil products. The organizations signed a new memorandum of understanding that reaffirms their cooperative goals to promote resource recovery, specifically the use of energy and products generated from […]

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Anaerobic Digestion Covered in WEF Fact Sheet

April 22, 2017

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Key information about anaerobic digestion now is available in a new 6-page, open-access fact sheet prepared by the Fundamental Outreach Subcommittee of the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Municipal Resource Recovery Design Committee. “Anaerobic Digestion Fundamentals” provides an overview of anaerobic digestion; covers the topics of process, design, and operation and maintenance; and describes […]

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Celebrating Love Over Settling Tanks and Digesters

January 24, 2017

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Though it may not be seen as a traditional romantic destination, hundreds of couples and others have participated in the Newtown Creek Facility Valentine’s Day tours since the Brooklyn facility began offering them in 2012. Photo courtesy of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Newtown Creek facility remains a popular Valentine’s Day destination in New York While some couples’ Valentine’s Day plans involve a romantic dinner over candlelight or a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, others in New York City have decided to take a less traditional, more unique approach to the day dedicated to love. This year, these […]

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Grand Junction Powers City Vehicles With Digester Gas

August 13, 2015

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Rather than flaring methane, digester gas at the Persigo facility enters conditioning equipment, which removes hydrogen sulfide, siloxanes, and carbon dioxide and then compresses the gas. Photo courtesy of City of Grand Junction, Colo.

In what is thought to be the largest projects of its kind in the U.S., the City of Grand Junction, Colo., began using biogas from its water resource recovery facility to fuel 38 city-owned vehicles. As part of a $2.8-million project completed in April, the city began conditioning and compressing digester gas to improve its […]

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Learn About Trace Organics and Resource Recovery in English, or Energy Efficiency en Español in WEF’s No-Charge Webcasts

April 3, 2015

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Energy Efficient Solutions for Water Resource Recovery Facilities (Soluciones para Balances de Energía Eficientes en Sistemas de Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales) Conducted entirely in Spanish, this webcast will describe the energy balances of common water resource recovery facility (WRRF) configurations and evaluate the energy savings that could be made by implementing best practices and innovative, […]

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Bio-Bus Hits the Streets of England

April 2, 2015

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The annual waste from five people produces enough biomethane to fill the fuel tank of the 40-passenger Bio-Bus once, enough for a 300 km journey. The bus now travels a route that carries an average of 46,500 passengers every week. Photo courtesy of Wessex Water, Julian James Photography.

The green movement is gaining momentum in the United Kingdom (U.K.). On Nov. 20, the Bio-Bus, which runs on biomethane gas, picked up its first passengers. The 40-seat bus can travel as much as 300 km (186 mi) on a tank of gas and emits 20% to 30% less carbon dioxide than a standard diesel […]

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Upcoming WEF Webcasts Cover Pipeline Assessment, Biofilm Reactors, Lab Improvements, and Codigestion

March 13, 2015

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Fundamentals and Emerging Advancements in Biofilm Reactor Technologies Learn the basics of design and operation of biofilm processes for municipal wastewater treatment in this webcast. Process definitions, structure, existence, applications as well as the advantages and disadvantages of biofilm compared to activated sludge systems will be discussed. Speakers will present examples of water resource recovery […]

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