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2010-07-02 10:00:00

SEATTLE, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cedar Grove Composting announced today that it is working with BioFerm Energy Systems, a German-based clean energy generation company owned by The Viessmann Group, to integrate anaerobic digestion into its composting process. The proposed technology employs a high-solids anaerobic digester that produces a usable biogas by enhancing natural processes to convert food scraps and yard clippings into a viable fuel. That biogas can then be used as either...

2008-09-06 03:00:12

By Anonymous Several modifications have been made to the Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) Program, a national compost certification program administered by the U.S. Composting Council. One major change is the inclusion of certification for vermicompost and digestate products, as long as they have gone through a composting phase. This change will make the program more inclusive as new products are developed and popularized. The program has also become more accessible to smaller composters...

2008-08-19 18:00:25

By Doze, Solene Le WRAP trials have shown the commercial and environmental benefits of compost. Solene Le Doze reports The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has been sponsoring scientific trials to measure the commercial and environmental benefits of quality compost for crops as diverse as cereals, top fruit and vegetables since 2005. A total of 24 trials have taken place so far, using quality compost made from garden waste, such as grass cuttings, prunings and leaves, and...

2006-12-13 03:00:30

By Moldes, A; Cendn, Y; Lpez, E; Barral, M T Municipal solid waste (MSW) compost from aerobic or anaerobic bioprocesses was evaluated as components of substrates for potted plant production. Experiments were conducted with potted media consisting of MSW compost mixed with other conventional substrates (peat or composted pine bark). Spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and cress (Lepidium sativum L.) were used to evaluate the biological quality of composts. Higher germination rates of spring...

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