32nd Annual Conference
Infrastructure ExpansionCompost & Biogas Markets Food Recovery Contamination Management Behavior Change

APRIL 1, 2, 3, 4, 2019   PORTLAND, OREGON   

Agenda/Events Pages: Monday Workshops | Tuesday & Wednesday Conference Sessions | Thursday Site Tours
Event Schedule | Networking Events | Think Tank—Catalyzing Symbiotic Connections | Table Talk Sessions
Continuing Education Credits

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Agenda: Wednesday, April 3

Updated 4.17

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | | 8:30 AM — 9:45 AM
Track 1
Food Scraps Management
— On-Site And Innovative
Food Cycle Drop-Off In San Diego County

Jessica Toth, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

Compost Education And Organics Collection At Stanford University

Julie Muir, PSSI/Stanford Recycling

Testing Feasibility Of Microdigester At Food Bank

Katie Chapman, Jacobs
Donovan James, Oregon Food Bank

Track 2
Yard Trimmings, Composting Emissions Management
Mulching Leaves In Place To Improve Turf And Soil Health

Jean Bonhotal, Cornell University

Upgrading Facilities When Developments Encroach

Tamara Thomas, Terre-Source LLC

Testing Technologies For VOCs, Ammonia And Odor Emissions

Chuck Schmidt, Environmental Consultant
Tom Card, Environmental Management Consultant

Track 3
Biogas Conditioning
Biogas Upgrading Using Membrane Separation At Small Facilities

Joshua Peppers, California Air Resources Board

Ammonia In Biogas And Flare NOx Emissions — Permitting Challenges

Joerg Blischke, Black & Veatch

Membrane And Desulfurization Integration: Is it Efficient?

Robert Lems, DMT Clear Gas Solutions

Track 4
Sustainability Behind Bars In Washington State
Bringing Composting Education To Incarcerated Individuals
Monroe Correctional Complex Video Overview

Margaret Burke, University Beyond Bars

Kelli Bush, Sustainability In Prisons Project, The Evergreen State University

Food Waste Management Innovations

Chuck Henry, Critical Practices LLC

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | | 10:30 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
Table TalkManaging Organics In The PFAS Age

Maile Lono-Batura, Northwest Biosolids

• What are PFAS, pathways of exposure, uncertainty factors

• Detection in biosolids, composts, soils, paper food packaging

• PFAS policies and bans

• Assessment of alternative products


Ned Beecher, North East Biosolids & Residuals Association

Rhodes Yepsen, Biodegradable Products Institute

Peter Severtson, Washington State Department of Ecology

Rooney Kim Lazcano, Purdue University

Track 2
Changing The Conversation Around Wasted Food: Oregon Case Studies

• State strategies to prevent Wasting of Food

• Wasted Food Measurement Study

• Messaging, campaigns and industry engagement

• Funding to promote prevention, facilitate food rescue


Elaine Blatt and Julie Miller, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Christa McDermott, Portland State University

Shaunna Sutcliffe, City of Gresham (OR)


Track 3
Anaerobic Digestion — Current Research
Resuscitating Digesters With pH Adjustment

Joshua Rapport, CleanWorld

Synergistic Impacts Of Codigesting Food Waste

Michael Keleman, InSinkErator

Biogas Production From Wastewater-Derived Micro-Algal Biomass

Göksel Demirer, Central Michigan University


Track 4
Organics Recycling In The Circular Economy
Landfill Gas Management: Paradigm Shift In Era Of Organics Diversion

Donna Serrati, Region of Waterloo, Ontario

Industrial Symbiosis In Washington State

Rhys Roth, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure

Industrial Symbiosis In Denmark — Aarhus University Case Study

Louise Hansen, The Danish Trade Council

Inputs, Outputs In The Symbiosis Cycle

Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
Compost And Urban Soils
Soil Amendment Ordinances, Compost And Storm Water Management

David McDonald, Seattle Public Utilities

Carbon Accounting For Compost Use In Urban Regions

Sally Brown, University of Washington

Emerging Products In The Compost Marketplace

Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates, Inc.

Track 2
Table TalkCompostable Foodservice Packaging

Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

• Compostable foodservice packaging (CFSP) life cycle assessement

• Integration of CFSP in zero waste programs

• Composter perspectives: food only vs. inclusion — and why

• Influence of composting conditions, duration on CFSP


David Allaway, Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality

Jack Hoeck, Rexius

Rhodes Yepsen, Biodegradable Products Institute

Carla Castagnero, AgRecycle

Track 3
Farm Digestion, Nutrient Recovery And Biorefineries
Farm AD In Oregon:
Opportunities And Realities

Wym Matthews, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Tim Bielenberg, Oak Lea Dairy

Cost-Efficient Digestion For Small Dairy Farms

Ron Skinner, Skinner AgSolutions, Inc.

Garbage Can! Evolution Of A Biorefinery

Embrey Bronstad, Washington State University

Concentrating Digester Effluent To Maximize Nutrient Value

Keith Lampi, Fluid Technology Solutions, Inc.

Track 4
Edible Food Recovery
Consider An Apple Core: Impact of Edibility on Food Waste Measurement

Laura Moreno, University of California, Berkeley

Los Angeles County Food Donation And Recovery Outreach

Jennifer King, Los Angeles County Public Works

Food Recovery Program Models For Local Jurisdictions

Monaliza Noor, HF&H Consultants LLC

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | | 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM
  biocycle town hall  

Panic And Prosper —
Leveraging The BioCycle Community At The Climate Crossroads