Published since 1960, BioCycle is the go-to magazine and website on composting, organics recycling, anaerobic digestion and renewable energy. Each monthly issue of BioCycle shows you how to process organic residuals such as yard trimmings, food waste, woody materials, biosolids, manure, high strength organic wastes, municipal solid waste (MSW), and other source separated feedstocks into value-added products. Products that include: Compost and engineered soils that renew agricultural and urban soils without the need of chemically-derived fertilizers. Biogas-derived electricity and vehicle fuels that replace fossil fuels and reduce dependence on imported energy. And green industries, enterprises and jobs that build sustainable communities. BioCycle is the Organics Recycling Authority.
Published since 1960, BioCycle is recognized worldwide for its authoritative coverage on composting, organics recycling, anaerobic digestion, renewable energy and community sustainability.
BioCycle magazine, BioCycle.net and BioCycle Conferences are your go-to source for recovering the maximum value out of every ton of organic waste and wastewater generated. BioCycle shows how to process organic residuals — yard trimmings, food waste, woody materials, biosolids, manure, high strength organic wastes, municipal solid waste (MSW), and other source separated feedstocks into value-added products — and create jobs and green enterprises. Products include compost and engineered soils, biogas-derived electricity, vehicle fuels and renewable natural gas. Products that renew agricultural and urban soils, reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
Jerome Goldstein, Editor and Publisher Emeritus of BioCycle, founded the magazine as Compost Science in 1960. At the time, Jerry was editor of Organic Gardening & Farming magazine, and recognized the connection between organic wastes, composting, healthy soils and sustainable agriculture. In his editorial in the inaugural edition, he wrote: “Our editorial objective is to set up a central medium — a ‘clearinghouse’ — for valuable information for municipal and industrial officials responsible for the treatment and disposal of organic waste… We are publishers and editors thoroughly convinced that there is a need to conserve this country’s as well as the world’s natural resources. We believe that converting municipal and industrial organic wastes into useful products would be an effective step forward in a long-range conservation program.”
In 1978, Jerry decided it was time to strike out on his own, creating The JG Press, Inc. with his wife, Ina Pincus, and daughters Rill Ann Goldstein Miller and Nora Goldstein. He continued publication of Compost Science under an expanded title, Compost Science/Land Utilization (CSLU). In 1979, The JG Press, Inc. launched In Business, the magazine for sustainable communities and enterprises. In 1981, CSLU was renamed BioCycle, to symbolize the potential of biological recycling of organic waste streams.
In 1993, the Journal of Compost Science & Utilization was launched, with the major objective to increase interaction between compost practitioners and researchers — and improve compost process control and product quality. “Utilization of the composted end product becomes more critical as the number of projects recycling organic residuals expands,” wrote Jerome Goldstein in the premier issue. “That is the reason the word ‘utilization’ is an integral part of the journal’s title.”
To this day, BioCycle and The JG Press, Inc. have not wavered from their mission of advancing the science and practice of conserving resources in the municipal, agricultural and industrial waste streams via “biological” conversion technologies and practices — composting, anaerobic digestion and treatment to enable direct utilization.
BioCycle magazine, BioCycle.net and BioCycle Conferences are your go-to source for essential information on recovering the maximum value out of every ton of organic waste generated.