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 2.20

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

CE 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
Diverting Food Waste, Engaging Inmates


University Beyond Bars' Composting Certificate

Margaret Burke, University Beyond Bars

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

• States' 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


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

Joshua Rapport, CleanWorld

Synergistic Impacts Of Codigesting Food Waste

Michael Keleman, InSinkErator

Effects Of Codigestion On AD Microbial Communities

Temesgen Fitamo, University of Toronto

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

Biogas In Local Circular Economy


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 Food Service Packaging

• Compostable food service packaging (CFSP) life cycle analysis

• 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

Rhodes Yepsen, Biodegradable Products Institute

Carla Castagnero, AgRecycle

Jack Hoeck, Rexius

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

William Matthews, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Cost-Efficient Digestion For Small Dairy Farms

Ron Skinner, Skinner AgSolutions, Inc.

Garbage Can! Evolution Of A Biorefinery

Embrey Bronstad, Washington State University

Monetizing Digestate Via Agricultural Amendment Markets

Poul Rasmussen, Renew Energy

Track 4
Edible Food Recovery In California
Edible Food Measurement And Metrics

Martine Boswell, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) (Invited)

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
  Closing ROUNDTABLE  

Catalyzing Organics Recycling On The West Coast

Panel Discussion