15th Annual Conference
BioCycle REFOR15

Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling

Anaerobic Digestion
Biogas Markets • Food Waste
Manure • Composting • Biofuels
Official Conference Of The
American Biogas Council

October 19, 20, 21, 22, 2015 • Boston, Massachusetts • DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore

Agenda: Monday Workshops & Symposium | Tuesday & Wednesday Sessions | Thursday Site Tours | Keynote Speakers
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Preconference Workshops
Monday, October 19, 2015

Fee: $195 with 2-day conference registration
or $295* workshop only

*Reduced rate available for qualified nonprofits, local agencies and small businesses. Contact us for more info.

Updated 9.25

Each workshop includes lunch


Food For People, Food For Soil

7:45 AM – 4:30 PM

Cosponsored by

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Food For People, Food For Soil is inviting the food rescue/ donation universe and the organics recycling/composting community to a conversation at the same table. What is your role

Doug Rauch

Founder, The Daily Table, and former President, Trader Joe's
shakman Andrew Shakman President, CEO, LeanPath
in managing edible food available for donation and/or nonedible food for recycling? How do we complete the cycle by building healthy soils with compost to grow more food? How do we get more food to those in need? Workshop participants will:
  • Gain inspiration from two featured speakers: Doug Rauch of The Daily Table and Andrew Shakman of LeanPath.
  • Dispel myths and learn the fundamentals of food donation.
  • Learn how organics recyclers, including collection services and processors, are critical cogs in the food rescue wheel.
  • Network with colleagues across the food system life cycle: growers, distributors, retailers, rescue and donation organizations, organics collection services, composters and digester operators, and Food For People, Food For Soil advocates.




Digestate And Digestate-Derived Products Standard Developments

8:30 AM — 4:00 PM

Organized by the American Biogas Council's Digestate Task Force


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Facilitators: Amy McCrae Kessler, Turning Earth, Clarke Pauley, CR&R and Bernard Sheff, ES Engineering Services
Co-facilitators and Support: Patrick Serfass and Dayanita Ramesh, American Biogas Council

What do we need to significantly increase the value of digestate and digestate-derived products? Please join the American Biogas Council (ABC) and BioCycle in the third of a series of U.S. workshops aimed at developing a Digestate Standard and Certification Program. Take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity and lend your voice to development of a valuable guidance tool that will help set the trajectory for growth of the biogas industry in the United States. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and participate!

ABC's third Digestate & Digestate-Derived Products Workshop will:

  • Give key stakeholders in the sale and use of digestate and digestate-derived products standard information about the product and confidence in their safety and efficacy when used pursuant to producer recommendations.
  • Present work done to date by ABC, plan for future development of the program and solicit feedback from key stakeholders.
  • Provide an opportunity to influence the shape and form of standards and regulations to come.