Anaerobic Digestion • Biogas • Composting • Food Waste • Manure • Renewable Natural Gas
18th Annual Conference
BioCycle REFOR17

Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling

Oct. 15, 16, 17, 18, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
Conference Of
The American
Biogas Council

Agenda/Events Pages: Monday ABC Workshop | Tuesday & Wednesday Conference Sessions | Thursday Site Tours
Event Schedule | Think Tank Session: Catalyzing The Biogas Economy | Networking Events
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Agenda: Wednesday, October 17

Updated 10.29

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | | 8:30 AM — 9:45 AM
Track 1
Food Waste Management: Technology Options
Preprocessing For AD And Composting

Corey Rossen, Ecoverse

On-Site Food Waste Pretreatment Systems Guidance

Charlotte Dreizen, GreenBlue

Vermicomposting: Food Scraps To High Value Compost

Rhonda Sherman, North Carolina State University

Track 2
Optimizing AD, Composting, And End Markets
Biochemical Benefits Of Cocomposting Alkaline Digestate With Acidic SSO

Geoff Hill, Engineered Compost Systems

Improving Infrastructure For Compost And Digestate Market Development 

Ron Alexander, R Alexander Associates, Inc.

Odor Mitigation Planning

Chad Ferguson, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Mel Kurtz, quasar energy group


Track 3
Organized by American Biogas Council
Natural Gas Utilities And RNG — State Of Play
Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Quality Specifications

Karen Crippen, Gas Technology Institute

Utility RNG Program, State RNG Interconnect Guide

McKenzie Schwartz, National Grid

Requirements To Connect RNG To Natural Gas Distribution Systems

David Nestor, Piedmont Natural Gas


Track 4
Manure Management And Markets
What's In Toolbox For North Carolina Livestock Growers

Mark Rice, North Carolina State University

Optimization Model For Manure Solids Granulation Facilities

Mahmoud Sharara, North Carolina State University

Bioenergy Crop Production On Manure Lagoon Spray Fields

Sam Brake, NC DACS Bioenergy Research Initiative

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | | 10:30 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
Best Bets For Biogas
Power To Play – Biogas And ElectricityJohn Dannan, Generate Capital
Why A Utility Is "All In" On RNG

Hans Andersen, NGF Nature Energy

On The RFS RINS Qualification Pathway

Dave Baran, quasar energy group

Biomethane, Food Grade CO2 Capture

Jeff Tocio, Pentair

Track 2
Organics Recycling Drivers, Toolkit
Disposal Bans, Mandates And Related Strategies For Food Waste Management

Lorenzo Macaluso, Center for EcoTechnology

Katie Sandson, Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic

Plan Before The Ban — And Evaluate To Get It Straight

Holly Stirnkorb, Metro

Accelerating Organics Recycling Without A Ban, Mandate

Wendy Worley, North Carolina Dept. of Environmental Quality

Robert Wadley, Tennessee Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Track 3
Organized by American Biogas Council
Valuation And Markets For Digestate
Can Recovered Nutrients Have An Impact? A Case Study

Alison Deviney, North Carolina State University

John Classen, North Carolina State University

Nutrient Recovery Technologies: Performance On Key Environmental Indicators

Mark Stoermann, Newtrient LLC

Digestate And Value-Added Nutrient-Rich Solids At NC Swine/Poultry AD Facility

Steve Dvorak, DVO

Digested Hog Waste Organics Improve Soil Health, Farming Sustainability
Jeffrey C. Burnham, Anuvia Plant Nutrients Corp. and Kraig Westerbeek, Smithfield Foods, Inc.


Track 4
Food-Water-Energy-Compost Nexus
Compost Aeration And Heat Recovery At Dairy Farm

Brian Jerose, Agrilab Technologies Inc.

Integrating Biofuels And Bioenergy Process Into Biorefineries

Link Shumaker, BioSystems Engineering, PLLC

Case Study: CR&R Anaerobic Digestion Facility, Perris, CA

Bill Kosco, Eisenmann Corporation

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
Business Of Biogas And Compost
Risky Business: AD Developer, Local Government And The Investor

Constance Hornig, Law Offices

Cost-Estimating Tool for Managing Source Separated Organic Waste

Craig Coker, Coker Composting & Consulting/BioCycle

Role of Product Branding in Market Development 

Ron Alexander, R Alexander Associates, Inc.

Science Of Composting And Compost Quality: Why It Matters

Carla Castagnero, AgRecycle

Track 2
Municipal Organics Management: Integrated Strategies
Investigating AD In County's Organics Diversion Strategy

Brian Langolf, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and John Jaimez, Hennepin County, MN

Testing Certified Compostable Plastic Bags In German AD Plants Treating Municipal Biowaste

Christian Garaffa, Novamont S.p.A.

Surrey Biofuel Facility Integrates AD And Composting

Michael Leopold and Jamie Jongsma, Renewi Canada

Sustainability of Waste Disposal: Assessing Mix Of Technologies

Peter Veiga, The Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario

Track 3
Organized by American Biogas Council
Who Are Your Biogas Offtakers?
Biogas Powers Medical Cannabis Cultivation Operation

Mel Kurtz, quasar energy group

Dairy Manure Digester's RNG Conversion

Paul Greene, CDM Smith

Making Big Biogas Out Of Small Biogas

Paul J. Baker, Guild Associates

Fueling The Advanced Clean Transportation Industry

Grant Zimmerman, Amp Americas  

Track 4
Lessons Learned: From Project Development To Grid, Pipeline
Lessons Learned: Investor Perspectives

Janice Tran, Generate Capital

Winning AD Project Teams

John Winckler, Symbiont Construction

Bringing "Stranded" Biogas To Market
John Barker, ANGI Energy Systems
Best Practices — Gas To The Power Grid

H. Tom Drake , MTU Onsite Energy  

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | | 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM
  Closing ROUNDTABLE  

Moving The Biogas Needle In North Carolina


Noel Lyons, McGill Compost

Angie Maier, North Carolina Pork Council

Mark Maloney, OptimaBio, LLC

Sushma Masemore, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

Mark Rice, North Carolina State University