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BioCycle West Coast Conference 2015

Composting | Anaerobic Digestion | Food Recovery & Recycling | Urban Agriculture | Renewable Fuels

April 13, 14, 15, 16, 2015 • Portland, Oregon • Red Lion Hotel On The River

Agenda: Monday Workshops | Tuesday & Wednesday Sessions | Thursday Site Tours | Keynote Speakers | BioCycle Tap Takeover
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Agenda: Tuesday, April 14

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | | 9:00 AM — 10:15 AM

Building Climate Resilient Communities

Shaping A Region's
Sustainable Future
Kathryn Harrington Metro Councilor,
Portland, Oregon


Pathway To
Climate Resilient Infrastructure
Rhys Roth
Center for Sustainable Infrastructure,
The Evergreen State College


Wasted Food Prevention
And Community Resiliency
Ashley Zanolli U.S. EPA Region 10
Jordan Figueiredo EndFoodWaste.org,


Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
Compost Use
In Green Infrastructure
How Green Infrastructure Alleviates CSO Challenges
Jennifer Belknap Williamson, Bureau of Environmental Services, City of Portland
Understanding, Managing Nutrient Release

Sally Brown, University of Washington

Next Frontier For Compost-Based Best Management Practices
David McDonald, Seattle Public Utilities
Track 2
Biosolids Composting Trends
Biosolids Compost Opportunities
On The Oregon Coast
Mike Miller, City of Florence (OR
Mark Cullington, Kennedy Jenks
Market Trends For Class A Biosoils And Worm Castings
Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates, Inc.
Composting Human Manure In Haiti
Joseph Jenkins, Joseph Jenkins, Inc.
Track 3
Farm Digestion Trends
National Trends In Livestock Manure AD
Allison Costa, U.S. EPA AgSTAR
Dairy Digester R&D Program — Partnerships For Success
Geetika Joshi, California Department of Food and Agriculture
Limiting Risks Of Codigestion
Victoria Elliott, PlanET Biogas USA
Track 4
Community Composting
And Urban Agriculture
ReSoil Sacramento — Community Composting In California's Capital
David S. Baker and Scott Thompson, GRAS
Organics Exchange
In Southern California
Jessica Toth, Solana Center For Environmental Innovation
Panel Discussion


Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
The Bigger Picture
Metro's Solid Waste Roadmap:  Making The Most Of What We Don't Want
Tom Chaimov, Oregon Metro
Environmental Impacts Of Food Waste Management Systems
Pete Pasterz, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Los Angeles County's Path
To Sustainable Waste Management Future
Clark Ajwani, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Works
Uberization Of The Waste Industry
Evan Edgar, Organic Waste Solutions
Track 2
Composting Emissions Management
Composting Facility Passes
California Air Permitting Morass
Jacqueline McMillen and Chip Clements, Clements Environmental
GHG Emissions From Green Waste Composting
Mary Matava, Agri Service
Jilei Shan and Mario Iacoboni, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts
Positive Air, Biofilter Cover Layer Controls Biosolids Composting Emissions
C.E. Schmidt, Emission Assessment Scientist and Tom Card, Environmental Management Consulting
Tony Cordova, Synagro
Food Waste Composting R&D Project And Emissions Assessment Tool Box
Greg Kelly, Northern Recycling
C.E. Schmidt, Emission Assessment Scientist and Tom Card, Emission Estimation Expert

Track 3
Wastewater Treatment Plant Codigestion
Putting Waste To Work At WWTPs
Dave Moldal, Energy Trust of Oregon
Achieving Net Zero Via Energy Efficiency, Codigestion
Alan Johnston, City of Gresham (OR) Wastewater Services Division
Tacoma's Organics To Energy Project
Jetta Antonakos, City of Tacoma (WA)
Impacts Of Codigestion On Sludge Viscosity
Keith Albretsen, WesTech Engineering, Inc.

Track 4
Food To People, Food To Soils
Sparking The Food Waste Revolution In The U.S.
Jordan Figueiredo, EndFoodWaste.org
On The Journey To Zero Food Waste
Ana Carvalho, City of San Diego
Eat Your Fish, Compost The Bones
Kathryn Myrsell, Westport (WA) Aquarium
Strategies To Reduce Waste
And Hunger
Renee Bogin Curtis, Fork It Over, Portland State University

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | | 4:15 PM — 6:00 PM
Track 1
Organics Disposal Bans
And Mandates
Tracking Organics Disposal Bans: National Update
Zoë Neale, Mass Organics Solutions, LLC
Securing a Stable Supply of Food Scraps: Challenges and Opportunities
Jennifer Erickson, Metro
Measuring Effectiveness Of Seattle's Organics Ban
Luis Hillon, Seattle Public Utilities
Metro Vancouver Disposal Ban: Onsite Organics Management Options For Businesses
Terry Fulton, Tetra Tech EBA
Veronica Baker, Metro Vancouver

Track 2
Odor Management
Lessons Learned
On Road To Zero Odor
Greg Mariotti, Orgaworld Canada Ltd.
On-Site Odor Sampling And Analysis
Scott Kerr and Geoff Hill, Harvest Power
Composting Facility Odor Review
Theresa Koppang, Washington County (OR)
Post-Mortem Facility Odor Analysis
Tim O'Neill, Engineered Compost Systems

Track 3
Biogas To Vehicle Fuel
Investing In RNG To Fleet Fuel Infrastructure In Portland Region
Matt Tracy, Metro
Advancing Low Carbon Fuel Standards
Peter Weisberg, The Climate Trust
Biogas Optimization: From Flare To Fuel
Vu Han, City of Portland (OR) BES
Jeremy Holland, HDR Engineering
Building, Operating A Biogas RNG Fueling Station — Lessons Learned
Andrea Stephenson, C & S Waste Solutions

Track 4
Managing Organics On-Site
On-Campus Composting For Zero Waste 2020
Bradley E. Angell, University of California, Santa Cruz
Organics Recycling And Sustainability In Prisons
Dan Pacholke, Washington State Department of Corrections
Composting Food Waste At Philadelphia Correctional Facility
Peter Moon, O2 Compost
Estimating Generation Rates,
Material Quality At Large Institutions
Kentson Yan and Kristine Wichuk, Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence & University of Alberta

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | | 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

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