April 4, 5, 6, 7, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
Turf Valley Resort

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Agenda: Thursday, April 6
Updated 4.13

Thursday, April 6, 2017 | | 8:30 AM — 10:15 AM
Track 1
Market Stimulants
Organics Diversion — Positive Downstream Transformations

Lisa Skumatz, SERA, Inc.

Food Waste Ban Creates Jobs, Boosts Economic Activity

John Fischer, Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection

Elizabeth Johnston, ICF

Organics Infrastructure: Landfill-Ban It and They Will Build?

Carol Jones, Environmental Law Institute

Renewable Energy Set Asides Push Biogas To Pipeline

Gus Simmons, Cavanaugh & Associates, P.A.

Track 2
Organics Diversion Models
Upstream/Downstream Analysis Of Organics Management In Tennessee

Robert Wadley and Jan Compton, Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation

Community Solutions To Food Scraps Management

Athena Lee Bradley, Northeast Recycling Council

Food Waste Diversion — An Australian Perspective

Charles Ling, University of South Australia

Separating Apples from Oranges: Quantifying Avoidable and Unavoidable Food Waste

Tamara Shulman and Avery Gottfried, Tetra Tech Canada, Waste Management Practice

Track 3
Nutrient Management
Opportunities In Urban Nutrient Recycling

Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates, Inc.

Phosphorus, Compost And Water Contamination Risks

Geoffrey Kuter, Agresource Inc.

Integrated Nutrient Recovery At Large-Scale Dairy

Paul Cross and Jonathan Scarfpin, Trident Processes LLC

Nutrient Capture Through Composting And Bedding Reuse

Michael Bryan-Brown, Green Mountain Technologies

Track 4
Research Advances And Insights
Food Safety E. Coli Compliance: Manure Compost Vs. Poultry Litter Pellets

Patricia Millner, USDA Agricultural Research Services

Fate Of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria In Manure Handling Systems

Jason Oliver, Cornell University

Improving Soil Quality with Subsoiling and Compost Amendment

Stu Schwartz, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education, UMBC

Complementing AD With Microbial Electrolysis Cell

Amro Hassanin, University of Maryland

Thursday, April 6, 20176 | | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
Public Private Partnerships (PPP)
Developing Regional Organics Recycling Facility Through PPP

Douglas Ross, Freestate Farms LLC

Leveraging Existing Municipal Assets — Opportunities And Pitfalls

Richard Cisterna, ROI

Components Of Successful Public-Private Codigestion Project

Rick Sapir, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

Track 2
Contaminant Management And Removal
Code And Switch: Principles Of Mechanical Separation

Craig Coker, BioCycle

Contaminant Removal At NYC Composting Project

Brian Fleury, WeCare Organics/Staten Island Compost Facility

Improving MSW Compost Quality And Marketability

Daryl McCartney, EWMCE and University of Alberta

Track 3
Biosolids Recycling
Assessing Exceptional Quality Biosolids Products For Urban Gardens

Gregory Evanylo, Virginia Tech

Sustaining A Land Application Program During A Legal Challenge

Diane Jones, City of Los Angeles

Rolling Out A Biosolids Brand

Christopher Peot, DC Water

Track 4
Small-Scale AD And Composting
Smaller-Scale Anaerobic Digesters In The U.S. — Opportunities And Challenges

Stephanie Lansing, University of Maryland

Hot Composting In Cold Climates

Linda Bilsens, Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Carbon Footprint Of University Composting Facility

Mary Schwarz, Cornell Waste Management Institute

Thursday, April 6, 2017 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
Residential Organics Recycling
Prevention Interventions To Reduce Wasted Food

Roni Neff, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Intensive Residential Food Waste Collection

Massimo Centemero and Michele Giavini, Italian Compost and Biogas Association

Residential Organics Collection Outreach — Strategies That Work

Kaitlin Phelps, Action Research

Multifamily Food Scrap Recycling Analysis — West And East Coast Models

Matt de la Houssaye, Global Green

Giuliana Kunkel, The Tower Companies

Track 2
Distributed Composting
Distributed Composting — Its Time Has Come

Brenda Platt, Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Healthy Soils For Resilient Communities

Sophia Hosain, Civic Works' Real Food Farm

Bikes, Bins And Justice In Brooklyn

Guy Schaffer, BK ROT

Track 3
Codigestion At Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs)
Advancing The Practice Of Codigestion: Blending Science With Practice

Lauren Fillmore, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WERF)

Codigestion Economic Analysis Tool

Steve Rock, U.S. EPA

Bulk Food Waste Market Assessment

Micah Blate, Hazen and Sawyer

Food Waste Codigestion Project at NYC WRRF

Qiuhua Cho Lu, New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection


Track 4
Distributed Biogas
Best Practices For Distributed Power Generation

Christian Mueller, MTU Onsite Energy

Fuel Cell Integration At AD Operations

Michael Palmer, FuelCell Energy

Distributed Biogas To Pipeline Injection: Danish Biogas Sector Insights
Claus Mortensen, Agro Business Park and The Danish Innovation Network for Biomass
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | | 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM
Track 1
Closing Session:
How Many Billions?
Sizing The Organics Recycling Industry: Roundtable Discussion

Frank Franciosi, US Composting Council

Patrick Serfass, American Biogas Council

Bob Yost, A1 Organics

Lauren Toretta, CH4 Biogas

Eric Walter, Black Bear Composting