30th Anniversary Conference
BioCycle REFOR15

ADVANCING ORGANICS RECYCLING

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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Agenda: Wednesday, April 6
Updated 5.5

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | | 8:30 AM — 10:15 AM
 
Track 1
Municipal Organics Recycling Models — Part II
Full-Scale Program Design Based on Residential Food Scraps Pilot

Ron Romero and Richard McHale, City of Austin, Austin Resource Recovery

Operations, Education And Outreach With SCRAPS Food Waste Program

Barrett Jensen, Pitkin County (CO) Solid Waste Center

Elizabeth O'Connell, City of Aspen (CO)

Alyssa Reindel, Evergreen Compost Collections, Carbondale (CO)

Green Bin Programs With Every Other Week Trash Collection: The Canadian Experience

Wilbert Yang and Jessica Frank, Tetra Tech

 
Track 2
Compost And Recycled Organics Markets
National Compost Marketing Initiatives
Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates, Inc.
Marketing Strategies For Recycled Organics

Mary Matava, Agri Service, Inc.

Composting, Compost Use And Carbon Costs

Kathy Kellogg Johnson, Kellogg Supply Inc.

Compost And Digestate Markets In California — Opportunities And Lessons Learned

Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates, Inc.

 
Track 3
Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) Codigestion: Impacts And Analysis
Biogas Use Analysis At San Francisco Treatment Plant
Scott Olson, Black & Veatch
Biogas And Biosolids Utilization In California

Martha Davis, Inland Empire Utilities Agency (CA)

Codigestion Impacts On Nutrient Loading At WRRFs

Alicia Chakrabarti, East Bay Municipal Utility District (CA)

Food Scraps To Codigestion - Sewer Conveyance vs. Direct Delivery

Sebastien Tilmans, Stanford University

 
Track 4
Behavior Change And Program Engagement
Smartening Up Outreach — Changing Behavior In Recycling And Organics

Lisa Skumatz, Skumatz Economic Research Associates

Social Context Of Wasted Food And Transformative Interventions

Laura Moreno, University of California, Berkeley

National Advertising Campaign To Reduce Wasted Food

Laurie Keith, The Advertising Council

Building Program Engagement With Online Tools

Stephen Groner, Stephen S. Groner Associates, Inc.

 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
 
Track 1
Storm Water Management
Recycling Storm Water Runoff At Composting Facility
Cynthia Liles, Clements Environmental
Solving The Storm Water Conundrum

Sharon Barnes, Barnes Nursery

Calculating Compost Benefits In Storm Water Management

Michele Riggs, Cedar Grove Composting

 
Track 2
Organics Utilization Regulations
Physical Contaminants And Compost Quality Revisited
Thomas Aspray, Heriot-Watt University
Particle Size Criteria In Compost Specifications For Erosion And Sediment Control

Craig Kolodge, Filtrexx International

Regulatory Criteria Used To Evaluate Land Application Proposals

David Snapp, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

 
Track 3
WRRF Codigestion Case Studies
Treatment Plant Pathway To Energy Neutrality
Logan Olds, Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority
Central Marin Commercial Food-2-Energy Initiative

Kimberly Scheibly, Marin Sanitary Service

Achieving Net Zero Energy At Wastewater, Water Treatment Facilities

Alan Johnson, quasar energy group

 
 
Track 4
Scales Of Composting - From Community To Commercial
Building An Urban Community Composting Network
Michael Martinez, L.A. Compost
From Manual To Equipment-Assisted — Community Composter Evolution

Erik Martig, Urban Composting Specialist

Bootstrapping Way To Commercial Composting Facility

Pierce Louis and Tyler Miller, Dirt Hugger

 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
 
Track 1
Composting Compostable Plastics
ASTM Standards, Certification, And Realities of Compost Manufacturing
Rhodes Yepsen, Biodegradable Products Institute
Compostable Plastics Chemistry

Stuart MacDonald, Organix Solutions

Quantifying Food Recovered With Compostable Food Service Ware

Carla Castagnero, AgRecycle

Compostable Packaging In California: Contamination Concerns And Potential Benefits

Emily Lucic, CalRecycle

 
Track 2
Insect Infestations And Organics Recycling Realities: Research Perspectives
Using Compost To Enhance Citrus Tree Health To Combat Drought Stress And Greening Disease

Shad D. Nelson and Mamoudou Setamou, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

New Pest, Current Research: Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer

Paul Rugman-Jones, University of California, Riverside

Compost: A Plant Biosecurity Measure

David Crohn, Jim Downer, Ben Faber, Steven Swain, Deb Mathews, and Matt Daugherty, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

Chip And Grind Vs. Composting To Manage Pest Infestations: Panel Discussion

Robert G. Atkins, ACP/HLB Statewide Coordinator, CDFA/CPDPC

Robert Horowitz, CalRecycle

David Crohn, University of California, Riverside

Shad D. Nelson, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Paul Rugman-Jones, University of California, Riverside

 

 
Track 3
Biogas And Bioproducts
Biodigester Trends In California

Tim Hall, CalRecycle

From Manure To National Natural Gas Grid

Michael K. Hansen, Xergi

Biogas Conditioning: New Technologies

Adam Klaas, Unison Solutions

Bioproducts Industry Development Strategy

Dan Noble, Noble Resources Group and Association of Compost Producers

 
Track 4
Food Recovery And Recycling At Schools
School Districts, Local Agency Collaborations To Reduce, Rescue Wasted Food

Cassie Bartholomew and Angelina Vergara, StopWaste.org

School District Implements Food Recovery Hierarchy

Gloria Quinn, Ramona Unified School District

Vermicomposting School Cafeteria Leftovers

Rhonda Sherman, North Carolina State University

 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | | 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM
 
Track 1
BMPs, Odor And Air Emissions Control
State Water Board, CalRecycle Overview Of New Composting Rules

Leslie Graves, State Water Resources Control Board

Bob Holmes, CalRecycle

BMPs For Composting Sites — A Regulatory Perspective
Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez, Ohio EPA
Cost-Effective Air Emissions Test Methods To Reflect Composting Process Variability

Tim O'Neill, Engineered Compost Systems

 
Track 2
Insect Infestations And Organics Recycling Realities: Nuts And Bolts
Invasive Species Quarantines and Impacts on Green Waste Management

Duane L. Schnabel, Pest Exclusion Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Invasive Species Quarantine Monitoring And Management

Travis Elder, San Diego County Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures

Managing Green Waste Site In Quarantine Zone: Lessons Learned

Will Bakx, Sonoma Compost Company

Quarantine Guidelines For Green Materials Managers

Panel Discussion

 

 
Track 3
Organics Contaminant Reduction
Preparing Food Waste For Composting Or Anaerobic Digestion

William Kish, Ecoverse

Industry Stakeholder Collaboration In Washington State

Susan Thoman, Cedar Grove Composting

Physical Contaminant Limits In California Compost

Ken Decio, CalRecycle

 
Track 4
Business Of Organics Recycling
Integrating Animal Feed and Composting To Meet AB 1826 Targets
Chuck Voelker, San Pasqual Valley Soils, Inc.
Developing Food Waste Composting Operation In San Joaquin Valley

Jonathan and Joseph Kalpakoff and Ivette Rodriguez, Mid Valley Disposal

Permitting Vermicomposting Facility In Los Angeles County

Chip Clements, Mike Matosian, Clements Environmental

Making Hay! Compost Success In Agricultural Production

Craig and Cody Witt, Full Circle Soils & Compost