Anaerobic Digestion • Composting • Biogas Markets • Food Waste • Manure • Low Carbon Fuels
17th Annual Conference
BioCycle REFOR17

Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling

Oct. 16, 17, 18, 19, 2017
Portland, Oregon
Red Lion Hotel On The River
Conference Of
The American
Biogas Council

Agenda: Monday BioFest & Workshop | Tuesday & Wednesday Agenda | Thursday Site Tours | Event Schedule | Keynote Speakers | Networking Events
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Agenda: Tuesday, October 17
Updated 7.21

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | | 9:00 AM — 10:15 AM

The Power Of Organics

Oregon's Renewable Energy Vision

Ruchi Sadhir, Energy Advisor
Office of Oregon Governor Kate Brown


Mapping Food Waste Recovery And Recycling Opportunities

Cheryl Coleman, Director
Resource Conservation & Sustainability Division, U.S. EPA


Growing A Soils Revolution

David Montgomery, University of Washington
MacArthur Fellow and Author

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
21st Century Infrastructure
Sustainable Infrastructure Deployment

Rhys Roth, Center for Sustainable Solutions, The Evergreen State College

Food Scraps Processing Procurement

Lisa Heigh, Metro

Business Of Feeding The Soil

Pierce Louis and Tyler Miller, Dirt Hugger (Invited)

Track 2
Organized by American Biogas Council
Federal Biogas Policies: Paths Forward, Panel Discussion

Maureen Walsh, American Biogas Council

Cheryl Coleman, Resource Conservation & Sustainability Division, U.S. EPA

David Babson, U.S. Department of Energy (Invited)

Jim Lemon, BTR Energy

Track 3
Substrate Treatment
Thermal Pretreatment Of High Cellusoic AD Feedstocks

Wilton McVoitte, McGill University

Biogas Production Rates Using Variable Food And Brewery Waste

Kim Miller, Ohio University

AD Effluent As Innoculum In Digestion Of Corn Stover

Fuqing Xu, The Ohio State University

Track 4
Food Waste Prevention
Oregon DEQ's Wasted Food Prevention Strategy

Elaine Blatt, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Wasted Food Measurement And Messaging Study

Ashley Zannoli, Oregon DEQ

Prevention Tools And Practices

Andrew Shakman, LeanPath

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
The Bigger Picture
Managing Biogenic Materials: Store Carbon, Burn It Or Both?

Jeffrey Morris, Sound Resource Management Group

Entering The Anthropocene With Power Of Organics

Evan Edgar, California Compost Coalition

Biogas Market In China

Yifeng Shou, Hangzhou Energy & Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd.

Track 2
Organized by American Biogas Council
Organic Certification Of Digestate Products
Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Process And Policies

Daniel Nguyen, OMRI

Commercial Opportunities With OMRI Listing

Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates

Status Of Anaerobic Digestate Petition To NOSB

Robert Joblin, Cenergy USA and Magic Dirt Horticultural Products

Track 3
Feedstock Procurement, Preprocessing
Municipal Fats, Oils And Grease Collection Cooperative

David McNeil, City of Tempe (AZ)

Design Feedstock Contracts For Project Success

Jeffrey Burnham, Anuvia Plant Nutrients

Pretreatment Options For Low Solids AD Systems

Joerg Blischke, Black & Veatch

Food Waste Depackaging Trials

Bob Spencer, Windham (VT) Solid Waste Management District

Track 4
Food Scraps Recovery Journeys
Challenges And Opportunities Of Wasted Food: Alameda County Case Study

Susan Blachman, Blachman Consulting

Growing Portland's Food Scrap Collection Programs

Arianne Sperry, City of Portland (OR)

Transitioning From Public To Private Food Scraps Collection

Bruce Westcott, Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District

Public/Private Partnership Launches Correctional Facility Composting

Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | | 4:15 PM — 6:00 PM
Track 1
Contamination Management
Cost Of Contamination — A Composter's Reality

Fran San Diego, Agri Service

Implementing A "Food Waste Only" Policy

Paul Ehinger, Metro

Contaminant Reduction In Commercial Food Waste Stream

Tracie Onstad Bills, SCS Engineers

Track 2
Organized by American Biogas Council
States Advance Digester Development
Sponsored by U.S. EPA AgSTAR
Biomethane Roadmap For Washington State

Jim Jensen, Washington State University Energy Program

Oregon Inventory Of Biogas And Renewable Natural Gas Resources

Daniel Avery, Oregon Department of Energy

Low Carbon Fuel Standard Update



Track 3
21st Century Water Resource Recovery Facilities
Surpassing Energy Net Zero At Oregon WRRF

Alan Johnston, City of Gresham

Upgrading Plant Assets To Build Utility Of The Future

Jim Shaw, Lucas County (OH)
Alan Johnson, quasar energy group

Roadmap To Successful Codigestion

Brian Meek, Avant Energy

Track 4
Project Development Tools And Realities
Adapting And Growing With Market Opportunities

Robert Zdebski, Xergi A/S

What Do Investors Seek?

Kathy Parker, Rodman CPAs

Organics Law:  Defending  Digesters, Digestate, and Compost

James Slaughter, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.

Fire Planning And Prevention At Organics Recycling Facilities

Kurt Schoppe, SA Recycling Organics