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
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Agenda: Tuesday, April 5
Updated 4.14

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | | 9:00 AM — 10:15 AM
Advancing Food Recovery And Organics Recycling

New Era For
Organics Recycling

Scott Smithline, Director, CalRecycle


Compost Connections
To California Agriculture

Brian Leahy, Director, California Department of Pesticide Regulation


Wrinkled People/Wrinkled Food
—A NO Waste Solution

Robert Egger, President and Founder, L.A. Kitchen

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
Drought Management Tools
Crop Water Footprints And Organics Utilization
Fraser Shilling, University of California, Davis
Compost, Mulch Key In Water-Efficient Landscape Ordinance

Sergio Fierro, California Department of Water Resources

Brian Larimore, CalRecycle

Recycled Water — Old Idea, New Relevance

Sally Brown, University of Washington

Track 2
Organics Recycling Frameworks
Policy, Program Options For Communities To Transform Waste Streams
Karen Irwin, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Future Of Organics Recycling In Los Angeles County

Clark Ajwani, Los Angeles County Public Works

Leveraging GHG Reduction Infrastructure Grants, Loans To Build Capacity

Kyle Pogue, Alex Byrne and Bruce Quigley, CalRecycle

Track 3
Digestate Characteristics And Considerations
Overview of Emerging Nutrient Recovery Technologies On Dairies
Craig Frear, Regenis
Digestate As Composting Feedstock: Benefits To Decomposition Rates

Daryl McCartney and Arab Golnaz, Univ. of Alberta & Edmonton Waste Mngt. Centre of Excellence

Food Waste Pasteurization To Achieve Class A Digestate Product

Nicholas Bonkoski, GE Water & Process Technologies

Track 4
Wasted Food Reduction, Recovery Innovations
Nourishing The Community, Creating Jobs

Chuck Samuelson, Kitchens for Good

Smart Kitchen Initiative Reduces Wasted Food

Cassie Bartholomew, StopWaste.org

From Conundrum To Clarity — And Action

Steven Finn, ResponEcology


Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
Healthy Soils Initiative
Soil Health, Carbon Sequestration And California Agriculture

Amrith Gunasekara, California Department of Food & Agriculture

Cross-Agency Collaborations To Build Healthy Soils

Howard Levenson, CalRecycle

Agronomic Rates Of Compost Application To Support A CDFA Healthy Soils Incentives Program

Kelly Gravuer, University of California, Davis

Track 2
Organics Recycling Policies And Realities
Challenges And Barriers To Building California's Organics Infrastructure
Brenda Smyth, CalRecycle
Organic Waste Plan Before The Ban

Evan Edgar, Organic Waste Solutions

North American Regulatory Trends, Impacts On MSW Organics Management

Tom Kraemer and Lyndsey Lopez, CH2M Hill

Scotland's Experience With Food Waste Recycling Mandate

Eilidh Brunton, Food Waste Network

Track 3
Biogas To Vehicle Fuels
Activating The RFS Renewable Electricity Pathway
Michael Lemon, Biogas Researchers
Biogas to RNG: Cost And Technology Updates

Scott Olson, Black & Veatch

Fueling Fleet With Digester Biogas

Doug Button, South San Francisco Scavenger Co., Inc.

Converting Biogas To Clean-Burning Diesel Alternative

Dan Goodwin, Oberon Fuels, Inc.

Track 4
Wasted Food Prevention And Reuse
Urban Food Recovery Guides
Andre Villasenor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Lessons Learned From Austin And Phoenix Zero Food Waste Forums

Jordan Figueiredo, EndFoodWaste.org

San Diego Food Waste Solution Summit — Next Steps

Elly Brown, San Diego Food System Alliance

Food Cycle SD — Integrated Solution For San Diego County

Jessica Toth, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 | | 4:15 PM — 6:00 PM
Track 1
Municipal Organics Recycling Models — Part I
Going Beyond Food Scraps Composting To Build Sustainable Community Solutions
Ana Carvalho, City of San Diego (CA)
Commercial Organics: Lessons Learned, Next Steps

Jack Macy, San Francisco Department of the Environment

Keeping Diversion High, Contamination Low And Stakeholders Happy In Seattle

Pat Kaufman, Seattle Public Utilities

Stephanie Thomas, Cascadia Consulting Group

Public-Private Partnership Creates Composting Capacity

Jim Doersam, San Antonio (TX) River Authority

Track 2
Measurement Tools
EPA's Wasted Food Mapping Tool
Charlotte Ely, U.S. EPA
Calculating Baseline For Measuring Wasted Food Prevention
Andrew Shakman, LeanPath, Inc.
CalRecycle's Waste Studies: Updated, New and Expanded!

Nancy Carr, CalRecycle

Dieter Eckels, Cascadia Consulting Group

Food Waste Estimation Modeling Utilizing Census Data

Geoff Hill, Engineered Compost Systems

Actionable Tracking: Measuring, Recognizing Diversion Progress

Lisa Skumatz, Skumatz Economic Research Associates

Track 3
Anaerobic Digester Expansions And Retrofits
Integrating Dry AD At Composting Facility To Meet Food Waste Challenge
Robin Szmidt, Target Renewables Ltd.
From Agricultural Residuals To Food Waste Feedstocks — A Digester Transition

Rolfe Philips, Yield Inc.

Managing, Financing Dairy Digester Expansion

Tom Drake, W.W. Williams

Biogas-Fueled Ethanol Production

Mark Moser, RCM International LLC

Track 4
Food Scraps Management: On-Site To Statewide
Community College Employs Intergenerational Sustainability And Resource Management

Tyla Montgomery Soylu, Hidden Resources

Veterans Hospital Combines Composting, Job Training

Jean Parkinson, Palo Alto VA Healthcare System, Department of Veteran Affairs

Making Strides With Illinois Food Scrap Coalition (IFSC)

Gary Cuneen, IFSC/Seven Generations Ahead

Stephanie Katsaros, IFSC/Bright Beat

California Gray Bears Feed People And Feed Soil

Ellen Hopkins, Green Mountain Technologies