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Regenis Installs Fine Solids Separation System In Western Washington

Washington State’s watersheds scored a win this week as agricultural waste company, Regenis, installed the first phosphorous recovery system west of the Cascades at Edaleen Dairy in Lynden. This fine solids separation system, called a Dissolved Air Floatation (DAF) unit, removes solids in manure wastewater through a system that injects the tank with air bubbles +Read more

Snohomish County Tribune Profiles Regenis-built Qualco Digester

MONROE — They were pioneers when the sky was falling. Back in 2008, when the housing and stock markets were crashing, the family farmers at Werkhoven Dairy in Monroe took a huge leap of faith—one that carried them to some nearby land and a project/process that would ultimately help the dairy, the state, the Native +Read more

Biogas Given Certainty As California Extends Cap-And-Trade Legislation

Last week, California Democrats and Republicans set aside political differences, decisively pushing forward a bill to help fight global climate change. As part of the bill, more revenue will be available to support methane capture through building anaerobic digesters. Such agricultural projects are key in the bill’s strategy to curb greenhouse gas emissions from the +Read more

Regenis 2017 Mid-Year Update

Regenis 2017 Mid-Year Update New Horizons In Nutrient Recovery One of the more exciting recent developments in on-farm manure and nutrient management is incorporation of fine solids separators (FSS) capable of separating fine solids and their associated nutrients from the wastewater. When paired with an anaerobic digester, these FSS units allow for 90% of the phosphorous +Read more

HOUSE BILL SPONSORED TO ACCOMPANY AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP ACT IN SENATE

More good news unfolded for the biogas industry in Washington, D.C. last week as the House of Representatives’ answered the Senate’s Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act with a new companion bill (H.R.2853) to help streamline passage. Just like the Senate bill (S.988), the House bill would extend much-needed Investment Tax Credits (ITC’s) to biogas businesses and technologies through 2021. +Read more

Dr. Craig Frear (in tan jacket) and biogas leaders in Washington, D.C. last week.

Craig At The Capitol

It’s been said many times that Washington, D.C. is full of hot air. Last week, though, a group of biogas industry leaders including our own Director of Research and Technology, Dr. Craig Frear, was in the nation’s capital to meet with lawmakers and to demonstrate how an endless supply of hot emissions (from cows, not +Read more

California Digester Grant Program Re-Opens For Applications

After several weeks of deliberation, the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP) has reopened its request for applications to its dairy digester grant program. The request more-or-less remains exactly the same as the one made in March 2017, with a few small differences. Total funds allotted will still +Read more

Bipartisan Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act Introduced in U.S. Senate

New legislation introduced in the Senate could bring good news for the biogas industry, sustainable agriculture, and renewable energy efforts nationwide. Through the new Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2017, legislation would renew efforts to appropriate Income Tax Credits (ITC’s) to biogas nutrient recovery systems—namely, biogas agricultural businesses with technologies working to retain organic matter +Read more

California Digester Grants On Hold

A request for grant applications to help fund anaerobic dairy digester projects in California has been delayed until further notice. The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP) received funding from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in 2016, set to go towards digester grants. These grants would provide +Read more