31st Annual Conference
Compost ManufacturingAnaerobic Digestion Food Recovery & Recycling
Compost, Biogas
And Digestate Markets
Climate Enterprise Opportunities

March 26, 27, 28, 29, 2018   San Diego, California  

Agenda: Monday Workshop | Tuesday & Wednesday Sessions | Thursday Site Tours, Hands-On Training
Event Schedule | Keynote Speakers | Networking Events | Certified Compost Operations Manager Credits
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Agenda: Tuesday, March 27

Updated 3.12

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | | 9:00 AM — 10:15 AM

Accelerating Food Recovery And Organics Recycling


Wasting Less Food: Where We Are, Where We Need To Go

Dana Gunders, Founder, Next Course,
Author, "Waste Free Kitchen Handbook"



Driving The Resource Efficient Economy

Jigar Shah, President and Co-Founder, Generate Capital



Organics Recycling In The Age Of Methane Mitigation

Ken DaRosa, Chief Deputy Director, CalRecycle

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
Unpacking SB1383 Methane Reduction Implementation
California Agencies' Perspectives On New Organics Management Realities

Hank Brady, CalRecycle

David Mallory, California Air Resources Board

Track 2
Feedstock Procurement, Preprocessing
Multisite Comparative Feedstock Analysis And Mapping

Brett Hogarth, Ecostrat Inc.

Fats, Oils And Grease Pretreatment

William Smith, Springhouse Consulting

Integrating Food Waste Preprocessing At Solid Waste Facilities

Jim Miller, JRMA Architects and Engineers

Track 3

Organized by Association Of Compost Producers

Compost In Storm Water Management, Erosion Control Toolbox
Integrating Compost Soil Amendment Into Local Codes And National Standards

David McDonald, Seattle Public Utilities

Approaching Specifiers To Expand Compost Markets

Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates

Compost Utilization Case Studies

Danielle Zhang, California Department of Transportation (CalTrans)

Craig Kolodge, Filtrexx International


Track 4

Organized by ReFED

Scaling Edible Food Recovery
How Innovators Move The Needle In Food Recovery

Chris Cochran, ReFED

Innovator Panel: Edible Food Recovery And Food Waste Recycling Trailblazers

Barbara Hamilton, San Diego Food System Alliance

Nate Clark, Spoiler Alert

Chuck Samuelson, Kitchens For Good

Janice Tran, Generate Capital

Michael Martinez, LA Compost


Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
Healthy Soils And Compost
CDFA Healthy Soils Update — Incentives And Demonstrations

Geetika Joshi, California Dept. of Food & Agriculture

Compost And Soil Microbial Communities

Radomir Schmidt, UC Davis Soil Microbial Ecology Lab

Soil Moisture Retention, Carbon Sequestration

Mary Matava, Agri Service, Inc.

Commercial Benefits Of OMRI Product Listing

Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates, Inc.


Track 2
Project Financing, California Style
• Teasing Apart The Capital "Stack" For Anaerobic Digester Projects
• Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funding Success
• Creative Financing Mechanisms For Bioeconomy Projects


John Dannan, Generate Capital

Alex Byrne and Brian Stalker, CalRecycle

Mark Riedy, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Greg Aguilar, Rabobank, N.A.

Track 3

Organized by Association Of Compost Producers

Composting Realities In California
State of the State — Infrastructure And Markets

Jeff Ziegenbein, Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Panel Discussion: Permitting Bioprocessing Facilities In California

Melissa Fischer, Tulare Lake Compost

Paul Ryan, P.F. Ryan and Associates

Fostering Dialogue Among Industry Stakeholders

Dan Noble, Association of Compost Producers

Track 4
K-12 School Food Recovery And Recycling Roadmap
• ABCs Of California Laws Impacting K-12 Schools
• Edible Food Capture, Food Sharing Guidance
• Food Recovery And Recycling: K-12 Case Studies


Martine Boswell, CalRecycle

Ashley Osterman, California Dept. of Education

Nancy Deming, Oakland (CA) Unified School District

Janet Whited, San Diego (CA) Unified School District

Diane Hazard, Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | | 4:15 PM — 6:00 PM
Track 1
VOCs And Odor Emissions Control
Air Quality District Permitting Realities Within California

Crystal Reul-Chen, CalRecycle

Brian Clerico, CA Air Resources Board

Promoting Diversion, Minimizing Associated Air Impacts
Jim Swaney and Angela Ortega, San Diego Air Pollution Control District
Facility Siting Utilizing Odor Modeling Tool

Wilbert Yang, Tetra Tech Canada

Track 2
Renewable Natural Gas To Vehicle Fuel
LCFS, RIN Credits Valuation And Future Projections

Tim Olson, California Energy Commission

Technology Selection Criteria, Operational Lessons Learned

Joshua Rapport, CleanWorld

RNG — Lessons Learned From EPC Contractor

John Nelson, T.V. John & Son, Inc.


Track 3
Organized by Association Of Compost Producers
Building Robust, Reliable California Compost Markets
Expanding Compost Markets in California — Challenges And Opportunities

Dan Noble, Association of Compost Producers

On-Site Sampling, Monitoring For Contaminant Limit Compliance

David Crohn, University of California Riverside

Panel Discussion: Investments To Tap Emerging Compost Markets

Reece Hammer, Recology Environmental Solutions, Inc.

Will Bakx, Sonoma Compost

Track 4
EPA, Local Agencies Advance Food Recovery And Recycling
Measurement Tools To Prevent Wasted Food

Andre Villasenor, U.S. EPA

Greening Commercial Organics Stream To Control Contamination

Tim Goncharoff, County of Santa Cruz (CA)

Strategies To Optimize Food Recovery, Meet Organics Recycling Mandates

Michael Wonsidler, County of San Diego (CA)

Sarah Davis, City of Oceanside (CA)

Ana Carvalho, City of San Diego