30th Anniversary Conference
BioCycle REFOR15


Composting • Anaerobic Digestion
Food Recovery & Recycling
Healthy Soils • Clean Energy
Compost, Biogas & Digestate Markets

April 4, 5, 6, 7, 2016 | San Diego, California | Town & Country Resort

Agenda: Monday Workshops | Tuesday & Wednesday Sessions | Thursday Site Tours | Keynote Speakers
PDF files: Event Schedule | Tuesday & Wednesday Sessions
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Site Tours
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Site Tours are sold out

Fee: $115 with 2-day conference registration
All-day site tour includes the facilities below plus lunch.

Updated 2.3

San Diego County Organics Recycling Infrastructure

Frank Konyn Dairy and San Pasqual Valley SoilsThe Frank Konyn Dairy and sister composting facility, San Pasqual Valley Soils in San Diego, combine to divert about 1,200 tons/month of yard trimmings, cow manure, agricultural residues, straw, wood shavings, food scraps, fruit and vegetable culls, discarded bakery products, fruit pulp and brewery grains. Tour will include feeding of food scraps to dairy herd and composting operation.

Encina Wastewater Authority Energy Recovery PlantThe Encina Wastewater Authority (EWA) operates a 36 million gallons/day wastewater treatment plant that utilizes anaerobic digesters (AD) for biosolids management. Biogas from the digesters is used to produce 3 MW of electricity, and provide heat for the digesters. Tour includes AD plant, FOG (fats, oil, grease) and food waste receiving system, biosolids drying and pellet production. Also learn about EWA's Water Recycling Facility.

Agri Service, Inc.'s El Corazon Compost FacilityThe El Corazon Compost Facility in Oceanside started in 1995, and relocated to a new site in 2013. The current facility has a forced aeration system designed to reduce odors and air emissions. By balancing incoming material flow with outgoing sales of mulch and soil amendment products, El Corazon has processed over one million tons of green waste, creating high quality soil amendments, mulch, and potting mixes for use in Oceanside and the surrounding communities.

City of San Diego Miramar GreeneryThe Miramar Greenery is the City of San Diego’s yard trimmings composting facility that has been receiving commercial and institutional food scraps for a number of years. Food scraps are blended with green waste and composted in turned windrows. Tour focuses on variations in source separated food scraps from diverse generators, overall composting facility operations, and compost products and markets.