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

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Meet The Speakers | Think Tank Session: Biogas In 2020 – The State Of Play | Panel Discussions & Table Talk Sessions
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Agenda: Wednesday, October 30

Updated 11.13

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | | 8:30 AM — 9:45 AM
Track 1
Agricultural Biogas, Nutrient Management
Agricultural Biogas Industry: Overview And Innovative Resources

Nick Elger, USEPA AgSTAR

AD Biogas Implementation: The Right Way, And Again

Keith Henn, Tetra Tech, Inc.

Integrating Composting And Filtration Technologies For Phosphorus Innovation Challenge

Brian Jerose, Agrilab Technologies Inc.

Robert Levine, Digested Organics


Track 2
Biogas Conditioning Research
Determining Acceptability Of RNG For Pipeline Injection

Tom Dunder, TRC Solutions

Water-Based Biogas Purification System Pilot At WRRF

Bryan Johnson, Energy Tech Innovations, LLC

Conditioning Systems At Wisconsin Biogas Projects — Lessons Learned

Michael Mitariten, Air Liquide

Track 3
Food Waste Pretreatment
Modeling Impacts Of Food Wastes On Municipal Wastewater Plants

Michael Keleman, InSinkErator

Depackaging Opens Doors To Food Waste AD, Digestate Utilization In Denmark

Lars Ravn Nielsen, Gemidan Ecogi A/S

Packaged Food Waste Processing At Food Waste Digester

Mark Vanderbeken, DRY CAKE

Track 4
Life After Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)
PPA Changes Lead To New Approach To Digester Gas Use

Jay Kemp, Black & Veatch

Multiple Farm Digester Cluster To Pipeline Injection

Andy Dvoracek, Amp Americas

State Of The Art Microgrid — Model For AD

Steve Nieland, Faith Technologies, Inc., Bubolz Nature Preserve

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | | 10:30 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
TABLE TALKRenewable Fertilizers — Digester CoProduct Markets

• Policy options for formation, deployment and sustainable execution of phosphorus recovery facilities and practices

• Developing alternative profitable revenue streams for digester coproducts

• Identifying obstacles and opportunities (technical, operational, financial and market-based)


Timothy Baye, University of Wisconsin

Jessica Niekrasz, Clean Fuel Partners

Steve Dvorak, DVO

Nadeem Afgan, BIOFerm

Keith Henn, Tetra Tech, Inc.

Track 2
Renewable Natural Gas Projects And Practice
Regulatory Changes, Updates And Pricing: RFS And LCFS

Brad Pleima, EcoEngineers

Dane County RNG Facility, Offload Station

John Welch, Dane County (WI)

Navigating The RNG Pipeline Permitting Process

Betsy Powers, SCS Engineers

Andrew Zikeli, Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.S. LLC

RNG: Rule 21/30 Compliance Made Easy

Paul Baker, Guild Associates, Inc.


Track 3
international panelGlobal Opportunities For Advancing Biogas

Organized by Global Methane Initiative

• Overview of methane-to-energy projects around the world
• Market opportunities for biogas development in Asia and Latin America
• Anaerobic digestion technology deployment — from micro to industrial
• Challenges and lessons learned from international biogas experts


PDF of merged presentations

Jorge Hilbert, Consultant, IIMNATI, Argentina

Matt Hamilton, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Gabriela Gomes Prol Otero, ABRELPE, Brazil

Vijay Bharthi, India Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Sunil Dhingra, The Energy and Resources Institute, India

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
Anaerobic Digestion Of Compostable Products: Operational Impacts, Biogas Production

Luc De Baere, OWS

Contamination Policies: Hindrance Or Help?

Bryan Johnson, City of Madison (WI)

Ryan Cooper, Rubicon Global

John Jaimez, Hennepin County (MN)

PFAS: The Organics Recycling Albatross

Tim Farnan, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Track 2
TABLE TALKBusiness Of Biogas
RNG Production At Dairy Digesters — Financial Drivers

Mark Hill, DTE Biomass Energy

Beyond RFS And LCFS: Reducing Policy Risk Exposure For RNG Project Financing

Paul Niznik, Argus Consulting Services

Navigating D3-D5 RIN Gas Separation

Brad Pleima, EcoEngineers

Jon Koch, City of Muscatine (IA)


Track 3
Anaerobic Digestion Research & Practice
Anaerobic Treatment Yields Multiple Benefits

Joseph Cantwell, Focus on Energy / Leidos Engineering, LLC

Acid Phase Digestion As Pretreatment To Enhance Codigestion

Matt Seib, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District

Closed-Loop Bioconversion Solution For Cane Sugar Industry

Avijit Dasgupta, Enviro Associates International

Photoionization Of Food Waste Process Odors

Tanya Bogoslowski, GHD

Track 4
MINI WORKSHOPImproving Your Grant Proposal Experience: Public/Private Partnership Opportunities

Organized by Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation

• Understanding the grant process: Overview of considerations to be a successful grant recipient

• Funding organizations highlight their current or future opportunities related to biofuels, digester feedstocks, energy production, etc.

• Funding recipients highlight their experiences related to biofuels, digester feedstock, energy production, etc.


PDF of merged presentations

Tom Nowakowski, WI Office of Energy Innovation

Jason Stringer, Slipstream

Chris Lenzendorf, Lenzendorf Winters & Associates


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | | 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Moving The Biogas, Nutrient Recovery Needle In Wisconsin


Joe Kramer, GDS Associates, Inc.


Representative Dianne Hesselbein, 79th District, Wisconsin State Assembly

Maria Redmond, Director, Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation

Timothy Baye, State Energy Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Extension

John Welch, Director of Waste & Renewables, Dane County

Mark Hill, DTE Biomass Energy