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: Wednesday, October 18

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | | 8:30 AM — 9:45 AM
Track 1
Compost And Digestate Markets
Compost Market Trends And Niches

Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates

Limited Composting Treatment Of Anaerobically Digested Manure Solids

Craig Frear, Regenis and Tera Lewandoski, Scotts

Substitution Of Hydroponic Nutrient Solution With Vermicompost Tea

Norman Arancon, Johnathan Shestokes and Chad Converse, University of Hawaii at Hilo

Track 2
Organized by American Biogas Council
Leading At The Local Level

County Actions To Comply With California Organics Mandates

Clark Ajwani, Los Angeles County Public Works

Integrated Approach to Accelerating Food Scraps Recovery

Jennifer Erickson, Metro

RNG Production At Municipal WTTP

Jeremy Holland, HDR Inc.

Mary Moerlins, NW Natural

Vu Han, City of Portland (OR), Environmental Services

Track 3
Small-Scale Anaerobic Digestion
Small-Scale Biogas In Haiti

George Garland, HEART

Small Farm-Scale Biogas In North Carolina

Barry Febos, Appalachian State University

On-Site AD: Case Studies

Srirup Kumar, Impact Bioenergy, Inc.

Track 4
AD Biorefineries, Nutrient Recovery
Dairy-Based Biorefinery Yields Multiple Products

Mark Stoermann, Newtrient

Phosphorus Removal Using Flue Gas Desulfurization Gypsum

Fuqing Xu, The Ohio State University

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | | 10:30 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
Farm Digestion
Farm Digestion Trends, Successes In The U.S.

Nick Elger, U.S. EPA AgSTAR

Multistage AD Technology For Dry Lot AFOs

Matthew Lewis, Rong Xi Wu and Sybil Sharvelle, Colorado State University

Fine Solids, Phosphorus Recovery For Manure Digestate

Craig Frear, Regenis

Independent Utility Fosters Dairy Digester Development

Marco Lemes, SMUD

Track 2
Organized by American Biogas Council
Project Financing:  From Soup To Nuts, And Small To Large
Panel Discussion

Damon Yuzon, Equilibrium Capital

Tom Emmons, Pegasus Capital Advisors

John Dannan, Generate Capital

Joshua Dale, Rabobank

Track 3
Biogas Market Incentives, RNG Supply
Mitigating Risk In Emerging Environmental Markets

Peter Weisberg, The Climate Trust

Investing In The LCFS: Biogas Project Valuation And Market Potential

Paul Niznik, Argus Consulting Services

Agrifood RNG For Transportation Demonstration Program

Chris Duke, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs

Canadian Biogas Market Stimulants

Maxime Lemonde, BiogasWorld

Track 4
Biogas Utilization — Technology Options
Structuring A High BTU Biogas Project

Robert Lems, DMT Clear Gas Solutions

Biogas To Hydrogen: Expanding Biogas End Uses

Lauren Turner, Air Liquide

Hydrogen Sulfide And Siloxane Removal Innovations

Adam Klass, Unison Solutions

Benefits And Costs Of Organic Rankine Cycle Engine

Josh Rapport, CleanWorld

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
Integrating Anaerobic Digestion And Composting
Reconfiguring In-Vessel Composting Facility To Post Digestate Processing

Robin Szmidt, Target Renewables Ltd

Anaerobic Digestion + Composting: Technology Integration Trends

Amy McCrae Kessler, Turning Earth

Adding AD To Existing Composting Plants — Case Studies

Martin Hagenmeyer, STRABAG Umwelttechnik GmbH

Hybrid System To Optimize AD And Composting Infrastructure

Paul Oostelbos, Plexus Recycling Technologies

Track 2
Organized by American Biogas Council
Fuel Of The Future is Here:  Latest RNG Developments
Panel Discussion

Don Rendall, Vermont Gas

Charles Love, Trillium

Dave Unger, WM Renewable Energy

Brad Couch, Ariel

Clarke Pauley, CR&R Environmental Services


Track 3
Project Feasibility, Feedstock Analyses
Assessing Biogas Project Potential For Tribal Communities

Charles Opferman, FCPC Renewable Generation, LLC

Ljupka Arsova, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

Feeding The Renewable Future: Analysis Of Biomass Feedstocks

Dana D'Souza, Skumatz Economic Research Associates, Inc. (SERA)

Estimating Food Waste Yields From New Collection Programs

Tim O'Neill and Geoff Hill, ECS

Track 4
Field Testing Compostable Products
Importance Of Scientific Standards In Compostability Certification: A Brief History

Rhodes Yepsen, Biodegradable Products Institute

Open Source Field Testing Protocol For Composting Facilities

Emily McGill and Susanna Carson, BSI Bio

Compostable Products For Small-Scale Systems

Mark Williams, BioBag

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | | 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM
Closing Roundtable:
Locking Down Project Essentials

Panel Discussion

Feedstock Suppliers

Brett Hogarth, Ecostrat

Performance Guarantees — Design, Construction and Keeping Lawyers At Bay

Paul Greene, CDM Smith

Investor Perspectives, Power And RNG Offtakes

Janice Tran, Generate Capital

Digestate Offtakers

Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates