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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: Wednesday, April 15

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | | 8:30 AM — 10:15 AM
Track 1
Contaminant Accounting And Tracking
SSO Contaminant Mitigation And Management

Daryl McCartney, University of Alberta & Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence

Contamination and Compost Markets

Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates, Inc.

Root Of Physical Contamination
In Collected Organics

Mary Harrington, Washington State Department of Ecology

Regulating Contaminant Limits In Compost

Ken Decio, CalRecycle

Track 2
Composting Operation Innovations, Trends
Successful Compost Heat Recovery

Gaelan Brown, Agrilab Technologies and CompostPower.org

Use Of High Carbon Ash To Remediate Pesticide-Contaminated Soils

Andrew Carpenter, Northern Tilth

Growing A Compost Manufacturing Company

Pierce Louis, Dirt Hugger

Composting, Compost And The Food Safety Modernization Act

Andy Bary, Washington State University

Track 3
Anaerobic Digestion
Of MSW Organics
Renewable Power From Waste:
A California Update

Jacques Franco, University of California, Davis

Procuring An AD Plant: A Public Authority's Perspective

Ljupka Arsova and Tom Reardon, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

Versatility In Feedstock Processing: Scotland Case Study

Joergen Fink, Xergi A/S

Anaerobic Digestion Of Autoclaved MSW

Kevin Holtman, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Track 4
Advancing Food Scraps Recovery
Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging Toolkit

Amanda Hong, U.S. EPA Region 9

State Coalition Moves The Needle
On Food Scraps Diversion

Jennifer Nelson, Seven Generations Ahead

Battling Wasted Food In Iowa

Dan Nickey, Iowa Waste Reduction Center

Special Events Bring Organics Stream Into Mainstream

Abbie Beane, The Offset Project


Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
Building Climate Resilient Communities
Outputs Of Organics Recycling As Inputs For Resilient Communities

Chad Kruger, Washington State University

Climate Math To Drive Community Action

Sally Brown, University of Washington

Fostering Sustainable Living-And-Working District

Sarah Heinicke, Lloyd EcoDistrict
Wade Lange, American Assets Trust


Track 2
Nutrient Recovery, Compost Tea
Advances In Nutrient Recovery At Dairy Digesters

Craig Frear, Washington State University

Struvite Recovery From Digested Filtrate At West Boise WWTP

Jordi Figueras, Pharmer Engineering

Compost Tea Benefits At Guatemala Farm

Cindy Salter, Growing Solutions, Inc.

Track 3
Integrating AD And Composting
Integrating AD And Composting: Netherlands Case Study

Peter Chromec, Hitachi Zosen Inova U.S.A., LLC

Integrating AD And Composting: France Case Study

Norma McDonald, OWS

High Solids Digestion And Food Waste Recycling

Robin Szmidt, Target Renewables Ltd.

Track 4
Creating A Community
Of Curbside Composters
Interactive Panel-Audience Discussion On "Closing the Loop" With Curbside Composting Customers: From Food Scraps To Loving Compost

Molly Brumley, C+C |Public Relations & Social Marketing
Mary Ranahan, Cedar Grove Composting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
The Contaminant Conundrum
Why Regional Agency Went Food-Only

Bruce Philbrick, Metro

Best Practices For Residential Food Scrap Collection: Case Studies From U.S. And Italy

Christian Garaffa and Rhodes Yepsen, Novamont North America, Inc.

Life Cycle Costs Of Contaminant Management

Panel Discussion Also Includes:
Edward Wheeler, Lenz Enterprises
Arianne Sperry, City of Portland

Track 2
Compost Use In Agriculture
Agricultural Compost Research And Outreach Project

Hallie Harness and Andrew Corbin, WSU Snohomish County Extension

Metro Study: Increasing Compost Use On Food Crops

Jeri Sawyer, ENVIRON International Corporation

Building Relationships With Large-Scale Organic Growers

Zach Bagley, Olam West Coast, Inc.

Biodegradable Mulch Films
For Organic Ag Production

Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador, Organic Materials Review Institute

Track 3
Digester Operations
And Management
Start-Up Of Biogas Plant — Avoiding Pitfalls

Torsten Fischer, Krieg & Fischer Ingenieure GmbH

Optimizing Mixing And Reducing Power Input

Eilert Balssen, XYLEM, Inc.

Evaluating Additive To Increase Biomethane Yields

Parker Dale and Jay Johnston, Bio-Organic Catalyst, Inc.

Biochemical Methane Potential
Of Commercial Food Waste

Michael Keleman, InSinkErator

Track 4
Accelerating Adoption Of Climate Resilient Practices
Wasted Food Reduction Tools To Push Past The Tipping Point

Andrew Shakman, LeanPath

Public-Private Partnership Model

Dave Baran, quasar energy group

Local Renewable Energy Projects Bring Benefits To Community

Marco Lemes, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Employing Gamification Strategies

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | | 4:00 PM — 5:45PM
Track 1
Considerations, Innovations On Road To Zero Waste
Residential Food Scrap Collection: Portland's Experience

Arianne Sperry, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Building Demand Side For Compost Product

Stephanie Scafa, City of Eugene (OR)

The Great Composting Fight In Palo Alto

Matthew Krupp, City of Palo Alto (CA)
Jim Binder, J. Binder Consulting LLC

Assessing Waste Materials:
A Road Map To Maximizing Waste Reductions And Prevention

Moonrose Doherty, Community Environmental Services


Track 2
Digestate, Coproducts Use In Agriculture
Uses And Markets For Agriculture-Based Digestate Products

Jim Jensen, Washington State University Energy Program

Anaerobic Digesters As Chemical Factories

David Border, DBCC

Digestate Standards Development —
ABC Workshop Outcomes, Next Steps

Norma McDonald, American Biogas Council/OWS

  Track 3
AD Project Financing, Market Incentives In Pacific Northwest
Managing Moving Parts Of AD Facility Financing

Michael Land, Baker Tilly

Feedstock, Biomass Production Incentives Update

Andrew Warren, Oregon Department Of Energy

Natural Gas Utility Funding Initiative

Bill Edmonds, NW Natural

Track 4
Urban Wood Waste Management
How Should Portland Chuck Its Wood?

Andy Sloop, Metro

Bringing Gasification Project To Silicon Valley

Stephanie Molloy, City of San Jose (CA)

Biochar Applications

Tom Miles, TR Miles Technical Consultants, Inc.