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
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Agenda: Tuesday, March 27

Updated 1.17

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, Food Systems Efficienado,
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
Jenny Lester Moffitt, California Dept. of Food & Agriculture (Invited)

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 Associatees

Compost Utilization Case Studies


Track 4
Scaling Edible Food Recovery
Organized by ReFED
How Innovators Move The Needle In Food Recovery

Chris Hunt, ReFED

Edible Food Recovery Trailblazers

Innovator Panel


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

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

Permitting Bioprocessing Facilities In California

Panel Discussion

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

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 (Invited)
Facility Siting Utilizing Odor Modeling Tool

Wilbert Yang, Tetra Tech Canada

VOC Emissions Reduction Testing
John Bouey, Managed Organic Recycling

Track 2
RNG To Vehicle Fuel
AD Biogas Low Carbon Fuel Standard Pathway


LCFS, RIN Credits Valuation And Future Projections

Tim Olson, California Energy Commission

Technology Selection Criteria, Operational Lessons Learned

Katie Chapman, CleanWorld

Vehicle Fueling Station Logistics

Jeff VanVoorhis, Symbiont, Science Engineering and Construction, Inc.


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


On-Site Sampling, Monitoring For Contaminant Limit Compliance

David Crohn, University of California Riverside (Invited)

Investments To Tap Emerging Compost Markets

Panel Discussion

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)