Garbage Fuel & Saying So Long

Garbage Fuel & Saying So Long

Garbage Fuel & Saying So Long. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

Officials at Pleasanton, California based Fulcrum BioEnergy say they have successfully demonstrated the ability to economically produce renewable ethanol from garbage. Fulcrum President and CEO, E. James Macias says - by demonstrating first the clean and efficient conversion of garbage to syngas, and now syngas to ethanol, we have demonstrated that the technology is ready for deployment at our first large-scale project.

A true friend of agriculture and the farm broadcasting industry is retiring. Larry Quinn will retire after a 42 year career in Federal service. 35 of those years were with USDA. On September 30th - Larry will step down as Assistant Director of Communications at USDA. National Association of Farm Broadcasting President Pam Jahnke called Larry Quinn - “the face of USDA”.

JAHNKE: NAFB has always had such a great relationship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in large part it’s because of Larry. Larry is the face of USDA for most of us in broadcasting so although I surely hope that he and Christine have a wonderful retirement together we are definitely going to miss him down at USDA for Washington Watch and our other various conferences that we come to rely on Larry to conduct.

Now here’s today’s Washington Grange Report.


That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.


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