April 4, 5, 6, 7, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
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Agenda: Wednesday, April 5
Update 5.8

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | | 9:00 AM — 10:15 AM

The Business Case For Organics Recycling


Bullish On Organics Recycling

Kathryn Garcia
Commissioner, New York City Department Of
Presentation Video



What's Your "Big Mac®"?

Rod Tyler
Founder And Inventor Filtrexx International

Presentation Video


Selling Your Sustainability Story

Bob Joblin
President of Cenergy USA
and Co-Manager of Magic Dirt Horticultural Products, LLC

Presentation Video


Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
Growing The Industry: Zoning
Zoning And Composting 101

Jeffrey Zyontz, Montgomery County (MD) Council Staff

The Zoning Conundrum: Composters' Perspectives

Carla Castagnero, AgRecycle

Justen Garrity, Veteran Compost

Model Zoning Ordinance For Composting Operations: Panel Discussion

Jeremy Criss, Office of Agricultural Services, Montgomery County, MD

Jeffrey Zyontz, Montgomery County Council Staff

Carla Castagnero, AgRecycle

Justen Garrity, Veteran Compost

Track 2
Commercial Organics Collection And Composting
County Facility Expands To Meet Food Waste Processing Demand

Steven Birchfield, Maryland Environmental Service

Putrescible Organics Facility Certification

Dave Ghirardelli, Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority

Commercial Sector "Pay As You Throw" Tools

Lisa Skumatz, SERA, Inc.

Track 3
Farm-Scale Codigestion
Evaluating Impacts On Solids And Liquids Used As Bedding And Fertilizer

Jean Bonhotal, Cornell Waste Management Institute

Improving Digester Performance With In-Situ Cleaning

Tom Ferencevic, Yield Biogas Inc.

Codigestion With Gummy Vitamin Residuals

Abhinav Choudhury, University of Maryland

Track 4
Developing Country Tools
Low-Tech, Low-Cost Composting In Lebanon

Antoine Moussa, Compost Baladi

Bioremediation Using Compost And Vermicompost In India

Peter Ash, Straightash Environmental Solutions

Microbial Preservation For Anaerobic Digestion Inoculum

Andrea Yarberry, University of Maryland

Wednesday, April 5, 20176 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
Growing The Industry: Feedstock Sourcing
Food Waste Opportunities Map For Recovery And Recycling

Claudia Fabiano and Andrea Schnitzer, U.S. EPA

Assessing Feedstock Availability

Michael Theodoulou, GE Water & Process Technologies

Brett Hogarth, Ecostrat

Collaborating Across The Food Supply Chain

Tom O'Donnell, U.S. EPA

Track 2
Best Management Practices
Odor Impact Assessment, Management and Mitigation — An Australian Experience

Terry Schulz, The Odour Unit Pty Ltd.

Managing Odor "Hot Spots" At Anaerobic Digestion Facilities

Paul Greene, CDM Smith

What's Not Best — Lessons Learned From Closed Facilities

Matthew Cotton, Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC

Assessing Options For Aeration Floors

Tim O'Neill, ECS

Track 3
Biogas And Digestate Markets
ABC Digestate Standard Testing And Certification Program

Patrick Serfass, American Biogas Council

Market Diversification — From Manufacturing Biodegradable Plastics To Growing Microalgae

Bill Elliott, Best Organic Solutions, Ltd and Kilbride Biotech Ltd.

Biogas Market Incentives

Michael H. Levin, Michael H. Levin Law Group, PLLC

John Marciano, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Article based on this presentation

Municipality Closes Loop With AD, Composting And RNG

Paul Oostelbos, Waste Treatment Technologies


Track 4
Organics Recycling At Schools, Correctional Facilities
Iowa K-12 Schools Make Dent In Food Waste Diversion

Jennifer Trent, Iowa Waste Reduction Center, Univ. of Northern Iowa

Collaborative Composting In North Carolina Region

Kathryn Pohlman, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Food Scraps To Orchard Amendment At Philadelphia Prison Complex

Laura Cassidy, Philadelphia Prison System

Closing Food Loop In Virginia Department Of Corrections

Lois Fegan, Virginia Department of Corrections

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | | 4:15 PM — 6:00 PM
Track 1
Growing The Industry: Scaling Food Recovery, Recycling Solutions
Forging A Path — Innovator's Role In Market Development

Sarah Vared, ReFED

Innovator Database Tool

Nathan Clark, ReFED

Models And Opportunities

Panel Discussion

Ann Yang, MISFIT Juicery
Amy Bachman, DC Central Kitchen
Susan Wexler, Community Food Rescue
Jeffrey Neal, Loop Closing

Track 2
Stimulating Growth In SSO Recovery Infrastructure
Selling Solutions, Not Landfill Diversion

Sally Brown, University of Washington

Organics Recovery In A Municipal Sustainability Framework

Annie White, DC Public Works

100% Residential Diversion Access, Integrated Processing Solutions

Bridget Anderson, New York City Department of Sanitation


Track 3
The Business Of Biogas
Maximizing Financial Performance In A Changing AD Landscape: The UK Experience

Robin Szmidt, Target Renewables Ltd

Anaerobic Digestion Applications From Farms To Food Processors To WRRFs

Tom Drake, The Louis Perry Group

Air Quality Permitting Insights For Biogas Projects

John Hinckley, Jr., RSG, Inc.

Odor Mitigation Strategies

Nate Carr, quasar energy group

Track 4
Expanding High Value Markets For Compost
Panel Discussion:

Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates

Carla Castagnero, AgRecycle

Jake Chalfin, Laurel Valley Soils

Charles Duprey, Naturcycle LLC

Dave Girard, Peterson Corp