Organics


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    Marny Investissement takes controlling stake in Anaergia, CFO resigns

    The company was able to secure Marny’s final round of investment after reporting financial results. CFO Andrew Spence has resigned and founder Andrew Benedek was replaced in his role as chairman of the board. 

    By July 11, 2024
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    Apex Waste grows in Colorado with 2 new deals, including WM sites

    The Kinderhook-backed company is now vertically integrated after purchasing landfills and a MRF from Twin Enviro Services. Following these deals, Apex now services an estimated 100,000 customers.

    By Updated July 9, 2024
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    New York City Community Compost program funds restored in FY25 budget

    The budget, finalized Sunday, expands the number of organizations the program funds and protects it from future cuts. Certain active and planned composting projects will still be disrupted, however.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Synagro invests $50M to open 2 composting facilities

    The sites in New Jersey and South Carolina add to Synagro’s growing portfolio of biosolids processing facilities. The company set a goal for itself last year to expand beneficial reuse of the material.

    By June 28, 2024
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    Anaergia replaces CEO with exec from its investment firm

    The Canada-based organics recycling and RNG company's new acting CEO replaces Brett Hodson, who served in the role for one year.

    By June 27, 2024
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    Where to begin with anaerobic digestion? New guides provide starting point

    NERC and NEWMOA used grant funding from the U.S. EPA to develop a regulatory guide and companion materials, including advice for community engagement, for Northeastern states. 

    By June 27, 2024
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    USDA opens applications for next round of compost project funding pilot

    Under the American Rescue Plan-funded program, the USDA plans to spend $30 million on projects over three years.

    By June 21, 2024
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    Mill touts data tracking as a means to reduce household food waste

    About a year after customers first began receiving their devices, Mill estimates they reduced their organic waste production by about 20%.

    By June 20, 2024
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    5 packaging priorities in the federal food waste strategy

    The EPA, FDA and USDA highlighted efforts related to compostable packaging, biobased materials, food date labeling, PFAS and more in the recently finalized National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics.

    By June 18, 2024
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    LA waste zone rebid will help Rialto Bioenergy Facility, new owner says

    The CEO of Rialto Bioenergy Facility’s new owner, Sevana Bioenergy, said the facility needs maintenance. But he thinks it could benefit from Los Angeles’ pending commercial waste contract reset.

    By June 17, 2024
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    USDA’s Vilsack touts updated, ‘accountability-focused’ national food waste strategy

    Vilsack said the strategy has taken on renewed importance as global efforts to curb methane pollution ramp up. He also said he is looking to the farm bill to ensure the priorities will be funded.

    By June 14, 2024
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    Rialto Bioenergy Facility sold to Sevana Bioenergy for $20M

    The deal closes the book on a difficult chapter for Anaergia, which removed the massive facility from its earnings last year amid financial troubles.

    By June 13, 2024
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    NYC officials spotlight commercial waste zone selection, pricing and M&A

    A tense council hearing elicited more context about how the Department of Sanitation selected companies for coveted 10-year contracts but little new information on implementation timing beyond the first zone.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Washington finalizes landfill rule, Divert and EnviTec announce plants and other RNG news

    Washington finalized its landfill methane rule while digester companies around the country made RNG-related announcements in May. Two U.S. senators also introduced a federal RNG incentive bill.

    By June 7, 2024
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    AMP, Virginia waste company collaborate on AI-powered facility to divert recycling from MSW

    AMP and Recycling and Disposal Solutions say a newly built facility will divert about 60% of MSW previously headed to the landfill. AMP’s technology is meant to be co-located at landfills and transfer stations.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Bioenergy Devco, growing anaerobic digestion company, names new CEO

    An executive with 25 years of experience in the energy sector will take over the company while founder Shawn Kreloff will step into a role on the board of directors.

    By May 29, 2024
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    4 bills propose changes to California’s SB 1383 organics recycling law

    Procurement requirements and compost facility permitting updates are among changes legislators are seeking after a report last year found the state is behind on its diversion targets.

    By May 29, 2024
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    New York poised to expand organics recycling mandate

    The pending bill would lower that threshold of the state’s food recovery and recycling law, which currently applies to entities that generate an average of two tons of material per week, and eliminate another key exemption.

    By May 15, 2024
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    GrowNYC compost drop-off funding runs out amid New York budget talks

    The nonprofit has become a fixture in communities and at farmer’s markets for its food scrap collection program, but emergency private funding was not enough to keep the programs afloat through the current fiscal year.

    By May 9, 2024
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    South Florida composters eye opportunities as region faces disposal crunch

    A growing number of subscription haulers in Miami-Dade, Broward and other counties are signing up residential and commercial customers as local officials debate landfill and incinerator expansions.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Q&A

    ISWA says waste should become a ‘transformation industry’ as UN projects rising global tonnage

    A recent UN report projects global waste volumes could reach 3.8 billion metric tons by 2050, at significant cost. Carlos Silva Filho, president of ISWA and a contributor to the report, shares his thoughts on a new vision for the sector.

    By April 30, 2024
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    Veolia, looking to double US footprint, targets PFAS

    The company is looking across its network for opportunities to increase capacity as emerging pollutants like PFAS create more demand for hazardous waste treatment assets. It plans to double its size by 2030.

    By April 29, 2024
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    Vanguard, TotalEnergies announce joint venture for at least 10 RNG facilities

    The companies left open the possibility to expand their partnership to up to 60 organic-waste-to-RNG facilities. The first three facilities will be built on farms in Wisconsin and Virginia.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Tracking PFAS developments in 2024

    The EPA designated certain PFAS hazardous, set drinking water standards for some of the chemicals and updated destruction and disposal guidance. Follow Waste Dive’s ongoing coverage of what it will mean for the industry.

    Updated June 12, 2024
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    Canadian organics processor kick-starts US expansion with Virginia deal

    Convertus primarily has been expanding in Canada since it was formed via a private-equity backed merger. Now it’s eyeing several U.S. markets for expansion.

    By April 18, 2024