PCR Credit 3: Producing High Quality Products from Recovered Organic Materials (1-3 points)
Promote high quality organic end products from organic processing infrastructure.
Local Government and Industry Requirements:
Test and manage digestate according to the American Biogas Council’s Digestate Certification Program: http://digestate.org/about-the-program/summary-of-the-program/
Produce STA Certified Compost for 80 percent of compost produced. https://compostingcouncil.org/seal-of-testing-assurance/
Produce biogas with a minimum average 65 percent CH4 content or meet state set average of CH4 content (Whichever is higher).
Produce STA Certified Compost for 95 percent of compost produced.
Facility is operated by a Certified Compost Professional™ from the USCC or equivalent
Produce biogas with a minimum average 75 percent CH4 content or exceed state set average of CH4 content by 20% (Whichever is higher).
Process biogas output to extract non-combustible and contaminant gases.
● Pre and post-composting screening for organic inputs and compost and anaerobic digestion outputs
● Undergoes regular testing (heavy metals, other contaminants, and agronomic parameters) per US Composting Council guidelines.
● Provides or publishes information to the public for proper use of compost or digestate products generated by their facilities.