16th Annual Conference
BioCycle REFOR16

Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling

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

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Workshop 2
Certifying Your Digestate: How To Make Sure It Passes The Tests

Monday, October 17, 2016, 8:30 AM–12:00 PM
Organized by American Biogas Council

Updated 10.13

Workshop Facilitators

Craig Frear

Craig Frear, Regenis

Amy McCrae Kessler

Amy Kessler, Turning EarthNorma McDonald

Brian Langolf, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Norma McDonald

Norma McDonald, OWS, Inc.

Patrick Serfass

Patrick Serfass, ABC

7:45 AM—8:30 AM Workshop Registration

8:30 AM—8:45 AM Introductions and Greeting

Patrick Serfass, Executive Director, American Biogas Council

8:45 AM—9:15 AM ABC Digestate Certification Program
— The Final Package


Amy Kessler, Turning Earth LLC and Co-Chair, ABC Co-Products
• Recap Of Standard Development Process, 2014-2016
• Version 1 Review

9:15 AM—10:00 AM Using The Standard: Digestate Producers


Key Steps For Digestate Producers: Application Procedures And Sampling and Testing
Craig Frear, Regenis and Board Member, ABC
ABC Logo And License, Fees
Patrick Serfass, American Biogas Council

10:00 AM—10:15 AMBreak

10:15 AM—11:30 AM Using The Standard: Laboratories


Laboratory Certification: Application Procedures and Responsibilities
Brian Langolf, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Third Party Verification, Fees
Patrick Serfass, American Biogas Council

11:30 AM—11:50 AM Broad Benefits of Participation
—What The Program Does For You

Norma McDonald, OWS, Inc. and Board Member, ABC
• Communication Strategies With Regulators And Digestate Users
• Understanding, Monitoring And Improving Your AD Facility

11:50 AM—12:00 AM Next Steps


Norma McDonald, OWS, Inc. and Board Member, ABC