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 Sessions, Agenda PDF Thursday Site Tours | Event Schedule | Keynote Speakers | Networking Events
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Agenda: Tuesday, October 17

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 Infrastructure, The Evergreen State College

Food Scraps Processing Procurement

Lisa Heigh, Metro

Business Of Feeding The Soil

Pierce Louis and Tyler Miller, Dirt Hugger

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

Jim Lemon, BTR Energy

Track 3
Substrate Treatment
Thermal Pretreatment Of High Cellulosic AD Feedstocks

Wilton McVoitte, McGill University (video)

Biogas Production Rates Using Variable Food And Brewery Waste

Kimberly Miller, Ohio University

Reducing Ammonia Load In Poultry Manure Substrate Digesters

Thijs Wolbrink, Nijhuis Water Technology B.V.

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

Elaine Blatt, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Wasted Food Measurement And Messaging Study

Ashley Zanolli, 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

Urban Matters

Sally Brown, University of Washington

Biogas Markets 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

Digestate Classification And The NOSB

Robert Joblin, Cenergy USA and Magic Dirt Horticultural Products

Anthony Callendrello, NEO Energy and Great Bay Fertilizer

Daniel Nguyen, OMRI

Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates

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

Source Separated Organics: Pretreatment Options For Low Solids AD

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

Curbside Contaminant Reduction Strategies

Pierce Louis, Dirt Hugger
Jim Winterbottom, Waste Connections

Track 2
Sponsored by U.S. EPA AgSTAR
States Advance Digester Development
Policies And Incentives To Advance AD In California

Jenny Lester Moffitt, Deputy Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

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

Anaerobic Digestion Policies In Northeast States

Alex DePillis, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets


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

Mike Nacrelli, City of Gresham (OR)

Upgrading Plant Assets To Build Utility Of The Future

Matt Choma, Lucas County (OH)
Alan Johnson, quasar energy group

Roadmap To Successful Codigestion

Brian Meek, Avant Energy

Track 4
Project Development Tools And Realities
AD Evolution: Adapting To Market Opportunities

Steffen Busk Nielsen, Xergi A/S

What Do Investors Seek?

Kathy Parker, Rodman CPAs

Organics Law:  Defending  Digesters, Digestate, and Compost

James Slaughter, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.