16th Annual Conference
BioCycle REFOR16

Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling

Oct. 17, 18, 19, 20, 2016
Orlando, Florida
Caribe Royale Hotel
Official
Conference Of
The American
Biogas Council
Anaerobic Digestion • Composting • Biogas Markets • Food Waste • Manure • Distributed Energy

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Agenda: Wednesday, October 19

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | | 8:30 AM — 10:15 AM
 
Track 1
Business Of Biogas
Rolling the Dice: Using Risk Tolerance To Define Commissioning Scope

Wayne Dunn, E. W. Dunn

ReFED Roadmap: Exploring Economic Analysis Of Centralized AD

David Stead, Resource Recycling Systems

Utilizing PPPs To Maximize Value Of Existing WWTP AD Infrastructure
Richard H. Cisterna, Renewable Organics Infrastructure
What's New In Tax Laws For Biogas Industry?
Kathy Parker, Rodman CPAs
 
Track 2
Organized by American Biogas Council
Streamlining AD Project Development — Critical Components
Financing: Complexities, Nuances of Capital Markets
Ben Vitale, Wastewater Capital Management, LLC 
Evaluation And Assessment: Feasibility Analysis, Technical Review, Feedstock Supply

Charles Opferman, Greenfire Management Services, LLC

Coproducts: Value-Added Sales, Product Development
Robert Joblin, Magic Dirt
Technology Response: Meeting Regulatory And Market Demands

Steve Dvorak, DVO, Inc.

EPC Contracting: Operations/ Maintenance, Project Development

Craig Frear, Regenis

 
Track 3
Agricultural Digestion
Small-Scale AD To Manage Agricultural Wastes: Final Case Study Report

Sabrina Eichenauer, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (University of Applied Sciences)

100% Chicken Litter-To-Biogas Facility With Nitrogen Recycling

lkka Virkajärvi, Ductor Oy

Swine Waste Project Connects To Natural Gas Pipeline
Gus Simmons, Cavanaugh & Associates, P.E.
Poultry Power: Northern Ireland Case Study

Anders Peter Jensen, Xergi A/S

 
Track 4
Organics Collection And Processing
Rockin' Rural Food Scrap Commercial Collection

Elisa Seltzer, Emmet County DPW

City-Sponsored Food Scraps Drop Off At Farmers Markets

Michelle Minstrell, Waste Knowledge LLC

Cocollection Of Organics With MSW: Project Economics, GHG Benefits

Jim Wollschlager, Organix Solutions

Optimizing Codigestion Of Urban Organic Waste

Temesgen Fitamo, Technical University Of Denmark

 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
 
Track 1
Food Recovery, Organics Recycling Infrastructure
Food Recovery, Organics Management Trends In North Carolina

Jorge Montezuma, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

Building Anaerobic Digestion Capacity: Why Data is Critical

Melissa Pennington, U.S. EPA Region 3

Don't Waste Food SC Campaign
Richard Chesley, South Carolina DHEC
 
Track 2
Organized by American Biogas Council
American Biogas Council All-Member Meeting
2016 Year In Review
ABC Activities, Strategies For 2017 — Member Input, Planning
 
Track 3
Compost, Biosolids And Digestate Utilization
Research Update: Citrus Greening And Compost Utilization

Monica Ozores-Hampton, University of Florida/IFAS/SWFREC

Biosolids And Compost As Site Amendments For Tree Plantations

Donald Rockwood, Florida FGT LLC/University of Florida

Regulatory Restrictions On Phosphorus: Market Impacts For Recycled Organics

Ned Beecher, North East Biosolids & Residuals Association

 

 
Track 4
Optimizing Digester Operations
Evaluating Air Quality, Climate And Economic Impacts Of Biogas Management Technologies

Michael Kosusko, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Deploying Innovative Odor Reduction Technologies

Alan Johnson, quasar energy group

Combining Technologies To Improve Digestion Efficiencies, Recover Nutrients
Robert Lems, DMT Clear Gas Solutions
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
 
Track 1
AD Facility Development
Public-Private Partnership for AD + Composting Project in Prince William County, VA

Ljupka Arsova, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

Matching AD Technology To Site Realities In Hawaii
Andy Naden, BioEnergy Hawaii and Michael Krismer, Thöni
Planning Food And Green Waste Facility In California — Lessons Learned

Thomas Gratz, Hitachi Zosen Inova USA, LLC

Biogas Project Development in Argentina: Opportunities, Case Study

Franco Borrello, Cleanergy Renovables S.A.

 
Track 2
Organized by American Biogas Council
Carbon Benefits Of Anaerobic Digestion
AD Project Eligibility And Revenue Opportunities In The Carbon Markets

Brian KillKelley, NativeEnergy, Inc.

Carbon Profile Of AD Compared To Other Waste Management Options

Swarupa Ganguli, U.S. EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery

Digesters And GHG Reductions

Mark Stoermann, Newtrient, LLC

A Carbon Case For AD In A Warming World
David Babson, U.S. Department of Energy
 
Track 3
Anaerobic Digestion Research
Micro-Aeration To Reduce Hydrogen Sulfide In Dairy Manure Digesters

Walter Mulbry, USDA/ARS

Hydrothermal Post-Treatment Of Solid Digestate To Maximize Methane Yield

Serge Guiot, National Research Council Canada

Dry AD Pilot Measures Methane Production Using Unsorted Food Waste, Bioenergy Crop Residues
Kimberley E. Miller, Ohio University
Biodegradation And Subsequent Biomethane Production From Anaerobically Digested Biopolymers

Anne Schauer-Gimenez, Mango Materials

 

 
Track 4
Commercial Organics Diversion In Florida
Infrastructure Realities For Supermarket Organics

Kim Brunson, Publix

Commercial Food Waste Collection Initiative

Ian M. Jurgensen, Orlando Office of Sustainability & Energy

Food Scraps Separation And Collection Strategies
Frank Santelli, Walt Disney World
Commercial Organics Processing
Eve Spengler, Bay Mulch

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | | 4:00 PM —5:45 PM
 
Track 1
Organized by U.S. EPA AgSTAR
The Biogas Roadmap — Where Has It Led?
Hard look at goals of U.S. government's August 2014 Biogas Opportunities Roadmap and where stakeholders stand in addressing identified barriers to further deployment of AD and biogas systems across the U.S. Panelists from across the industry will share opinions and address audience questions.

Robert Joblin, Magic Dirt
Christopher Maloney, Digested Organics
Norma McDonald, OWS, Inc.
Chris Voell, U.S. EPA AgSTAR

 
Track 2
Organized by American Biogas Council
12 Ways to Kill a Digester
Maintaining Operations Excellence At High Profile Digester

Mark Stoermann, Newtrient, LLC

Lessons Learned At Challenging Project Locations

Bernard Sheff, ES Engineering Services

Contamination Control And Best Practices At Farm Based Codigestion Sites
Derek Hundert, PlanET Biogas USA Inc.