Tuesday Sessions | BioCycle West Coast Conference 2012


Agenda: Keynote speakers | Monday: Preconference workshops | Tuesday: Sessions | Wednesday: Sessions | Thursday: Site tours | Special Events
Presentation Descriptions: Tuesday Track 1 | Track 2 | Track 3 | Track 4   Wednesday Track 1 | Track 2 | Track 3 | Track 4
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Program: Tuesday April 17, 2012

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Opening Plenary Session
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | | 9:00 AM — 10:15 PM

Road Map To Sustainability In Pacific Northwest

2050 Materials Management Vision — Climbing Mt. Sustainability
David Allaway, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Building Markets For Biofertilizers — Perceptions And Performance
Chad Kruger, Washington State University

A New Era Of Urban Innovation
Tom Osdoba, Portland Sustainability Institute

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM

Composting Emissions Analysis And Control

Something Is In The Air At Compost Facilities
John Cleary, Washington Department of Ecology

Controlling Air Emissions From Composting Facilities
Chuck Schmidt, Environmental Consulting


Renewable Natural Gas Markets

RNG To The Pipeline Grid: How To "Speak" Natural Gas
Diane Saber, REEthink, Inc.

RNG For Residential Customers In British Columbia
Scott Gramm, Fortis BC Energy, Inc.

Natural Gas Utility's Perspective: Current, Future Uses of RNG
Bill Edmonds, NW Natural


Vector And Pathogen Control

Managing Gulls With Falconry At The Tillamook Transfer Station
Kort Clayton, Airstrike Bird Control, LLC
Jennifer Purcell, Tillamook County Solid Waste

Fate of Pathogens and Indicator Organisms in On-Farm Composting Systems
Craig Cogger and Karen Killinger, Washington State University

Pathogen Destruction And Leachate Constituents In Deer Mortality Composting
Bridget Donaldson, Virginia Department of Transportation


Composting Research

Aqueous Extracts From Vermicomposts As Germination Stimulant
Norman Arancon, University of Hawaii at Hilo

Accelerated Composting Of Hardwood Bark
Hoda Bakhshizadeh, Mississippi State University

Microbial And Compost Dynamics In In-Vessel Systems
Amardeep Kaur Wander, Australian National University


Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM

State Compost And Digester Rule Development

Oregon: Revised Rules Facilitate Food Scraps Composting
Bob Barrows, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Washington: Revising Compost Rules, Regulatory Development For AD Operations
Chery Sullivan, Washington Department of Ecology

Ohio: "Decomposing" Regulatory Challenges To Food Scraps Composting
Joe Goicochea, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency



Biogas To Vehicle Fuel

Biomethane For Transportation In Pacific Northwest
Jim Jensen, Washington State University Extension Energy Program

Generating CNG Vehicle Fuel From Dairy Manure And Mortality Digester
K. Henn, J. Coombe, J.H. Martin, Jr., Tetra Tech
J. Purcell, Tillamook County Solid Waste Authority

DeKalb County (GA) LFG To CNG Project
Ted Photakis, Energy Systems Group

Conditioning Biogas For Vehicle Fuel
Paul Tower, Applied Filter Technology


Sustainable Solid Waste Management Scenarios

Diversifying MSW Management Practices In LA County
Tobie Mitchell, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

Commercial Food Waste Recovery Options In New York City
Matt de la Houssaye, CORR, Global Green USA

Prudent Practices For Procuring Organics Processing Systems
George Savage and Luis Diaz, CalRecovery, Inc.

San Francisco's Path To Zero Waste
Kevin Drew, San Francisco Department of Environment


Institutional Food Waste Management

Developing A Successful Hospital Food Waste Composting Program
Nicole Chardoul, Resource Recycling Systems

On-Site Food Waste Reduction Technologies At Urban University
Joe Rasmussen, Loyola Marymount University

Nitrogen Management Applied To Campus-Scale Composting
Stacey Dorn, Lafayette College

School District Food Waste Recycling
Kevin Barnes, City of Bakersfield (CA)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | | 4:15 PM — 6:00 PM

Bioplastic Innovations And Developments

Producing Biodegradable Plastics From Biogas
Molly Morse, Mango Materials

Plastic Bag Bans And Effects On Residential SSO Diversion
Massimo Centemero, Italian Composting Council
Christian Garaffa, Novamont SpA

Bioplastics And Organics Compliance: Next Steps
Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador, OMRI

Navigating The Complex World Of Compostable Plastics
Matthew Cotton, Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC


Nutrient Recovery, Farm Digesters In The Northwest

Nutrient Recovery Technologies And Applications
Craig Frear, Washington State University

Expanding Into Codigestion
John Sayre and Daryl Williams, Qualco Energy

Derisking Anaerobic Digestion For The Investor
Jay Kesting, Western States Equipment Co.


Sustainable Systems And Zero Waste Planning

Food Systems And Food Waste Planning On Mississippi Gulf Coast
Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez, Ohio EPA

PlanItGreen Drives Food Scraps Diversion and Composting
Gary Cuneen and Jen Nelson, Seven Generations Ahead

Campaigning For Local Resource Recovery
Alex DiGiorgio, Palo Alto Green Energy & Composting Initiative

Sociological Implications Of Zero Waste
Robin Schidlowski, Environmental Science Associates


Compost Use In Horticulture

Composts Improve Plant Establishment In Compacted Urban Soil
Dan Sullivan, Oregon State University

Class A Biosolids Use In High-Value Potting Mixes
Rita Hummel, Washington State University

Acidifying Compost For Acid-Loving Plants
Shannon Andrews, Oregon State University

Compost Application To Tree Nursery Fields
Tamara Thomas, Terre-Source LLC