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Ohio State University Adds One-of-a-Kind Bioenergy and Biowaste Management Program

May 23, 2018

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When three Ohio students graduate this spring, they are sure to stand out in the job market. They will be the first to receive degrees in bioenergy and biological waste management from the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI; Wooster). The 2-year Associate of Applied Science program in bioenergy and biological waste […]

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WEF Comments on Renewable Fuel Standard Program Proposal

October 14, 2017

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that would lower the total renewable fuel targets for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019. The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) submitted written comments to EPA requesting that instead of lowering targets, it increase volume targets […]

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New CEO of Water For People Envisions Expanded Focus on Sanitation

November 26, 2015

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Water For People (WFP; Denver), a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) charity of choice, works to bring lasting access to safe water and sanitation to 4 million people. Eleanor Allen, new CEO for the international nonprofit, seeks to deliver WFP’s goal of delivering water and sanitation to “everyone forever” through, in part, a greater […]

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WEF Leader Kartik Chandran Named MacArthur Fellow

November 18, 2015

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Kartik Chandran, a past member of the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) Board of Trustees, vice chair of WEF’s Research and Innovation Committee, a 2013 WEF Fellow, and a leader in the water sector, has been named a MacArthur fellow. Chandran was named a fellow for his research, which integrates microbial ecology, molecular biology, […]

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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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Getting Into the Business of Biofuel

September 6, 2012

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Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Plant (Raleigh, N.C.) has planted sunflowers and used seeds to develop biofuel. Photo courtesy of the City of Raleigh.

Raleigh, N.C., utility tests biofuel crops and plans to process fuel this winter   Most wastewater treatment plants do not support acres of sunflowers, rapeseed, or sorghum. However, a grant-funded pilot program at the Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Plant (Raleigh, N.C.) could interest some treatment plant managers in growing biofuel crops and defraying costs. In […]

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