Anaerobic Digestion • Biogas • Composting • Food Waste • Manure • Renewable Natural Gas
19th Annual Conference
BioCycle REFOR17


October 28, 29, 30, 31, 2019
Madison, Wisconsin
Madison Marriott West

Call For Papers: BioCycle REFOR19

BIOCYCLE REFOR19 Presentation Requirements For Equipment Vendors, Service Providers

Due to the volume of abstracts submitted by equipment vendors and service providers, BioCycle Conference organizers have established the following criteria:

  • Presentations must be case studies, planning process, and or third party research findings. Abstracts focused solely on vendors' equipment, systems and/or services will not be accepted.
  • Case studies should be presented from the point of view of a facility manager/operator. BioCycle prefers case studies be presented by the project or facility manager/operator.
  • Details should include why and how the project started; unique barriers encountered and or innovative solutions developed during project planning; description of operations.

Accepting abstracts now
for presentations on October 29-30, 2019.

Click here to Submit Abstract

BIOCYCLE REFOR19 includes four tracks of sessions. Some sessions are being organized by the American Biogas Council (ABC). BIOCYCLE REFOR19 is the Annual Conference of ABC.

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.

Deadline for abstract submittal is July 1, 2019. Abstract selection will be completed by July 15, 2019; notifications will be emailed on or before that date.

Speakers will be responsible for a discounted registration fee of $375 (includes attendance of all sessions on October 29 and 30, exhibit hall, two continental breakfasts, two lunches and refreshment breaks). The one-day discounted speaker registration fee is $275.

When you submit an abstract, you'll be asked for Abstract Title, Abstract, contact information and a brief speaker biography (Education/Employment, maximum of 75 words)

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Suggested Topics

Business Of Biogas

Financing options and strategies

Public-private partnerships

Fundable RNG deals

Investor insights

Feedstock and offtake contracts

Feedstocks, Materials Handling

Feedstock sourcing

Cleaning, depackaging food waste streams

Food waste collection, route efficiencies

Contaminant prevention

Feedstock receiving, mixing, pumping

Anaerobic Digester Management

Critical control points and process optimization

Maintenance strategies

Odor control

Facility monitoring, troubleshooting and rescue

Boosting biogas production

Codigestion At WRRFs, Agricultural Digesters

Life cycle and cost analyses to assess codigestion upgrades at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs)

Equipping farm ADs to process food waste

D3 vs. D5 RINs — Navigating the codigestion conundrum

Biogas Markets, Power and Gas Utilities

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) opportunity analysis — fuels and stationary markets

Future of power purchase agreements

Utility engagement, negotiation strategies

Pipeline injection standards

Physical and contractual pathways to RNG end users

Public Policies And Regulations

Disposal bans and mandates

Biogas market stimulants — RINs, RECs, Low Carbon Fuels, tax credits

State clean fuel credit valuations, pricing; Incentivizing dairy digester developments

Renewable Fuel Standard updates

Carbon pricing

Digestate, Compost And Nutrient Markets

Standards, organic certification, product development

Nutrient recovery

Nutrient credit trading

Soil organic matter ordinances

Blending and bagging

Market limiting gaps and opportunities

Organics Recycling Infrastructure

AD and composting project siting, air and water quality permitting

Quantifying processing capacity, assessing materials handling capabilities

Digester "cluster" developments

Equipment and system analyses

Food recovery and food waste estimating tools

AD + Composting Symbiosis

Economics, logistics of integrating processing capability

Feedstock acceptance flexibility

Contamination management

Compost, digestate end market diversification

Technology configurations

Case studies