|8:30 am - 10:00 am | Track 3: Biogas & Landfill Gas Technologies and Systems Enabling the Efficient Digestion of Abundant Food and Brewery Waste Streams
Rich in case studies, this panel will look closely at the technologies allowing for increased rates of the deployment of anaerobic digesters at breweries and industrial food production facilities. Panel attendees will get a close look at everything from food de-packaging strategies being deployed in a retail environment all the way through to gas clean up approaches. Attention will be given to how technological advances like these are unlocking new waste treatment approaches for producers of these organic waste streams as well as new markets for builders and operators of anaerobic digesters.
- Moderator: David Minott, President & Principal Consultant, Arc5 Environmental Consulting LLC
- Mel Kurtz, President, quasar energy group
Food Recovery and Recycling
- Jeff VanVoorhis, Senior Project Manager, Symbiont
Regional Waste-to-Energy: A Solution to Environmental Challenges
- Laetitia d'Ursel, Business Development, Waterleau
Proven Innovative Anaerobic Digestion Solutions: Real Cases for Biomass, Food Waste and Wastewater
- Kyle Goehring, Regional Sales Manager, EISENMANN Corporation
Driving Organic Waste Processing Innovations with Anaerobic Digestion
- Nina Kshetry, Project Manager, UEM Inc.
Advancing Small Scale Digesters
|10:30 am - Noon | Track 3: Biogas & Landfill Gas Surveying the Momentum in Transportation Fuel Markets for Biogas Producers
Biogas advocates in North America have long dreamt of the pro-biogas policy foundation enjoyed by other countries in the world, most notably in Western Europe as a means to accelerate the growth of the market. And while arguably not as robust as European drivers, the Renewable Fuels Standard is increasingly being identified as a policy platform that can yield real results stateside for biogas producers and users. This panel will take a comprehensive look at how the RFS can impact biogas producers as well as the technologies required to convert biogas into a transportation fuel, thereby allowing producers to engage in this emerging and growing market.
- Moderator: Tim Franta, Space to Energy Regional Innovation Center, Energy Florida
- Heather Cavanagh, Senior Project Manager, Cornerstone Environmental Group LLC
Biogas to CNG: Why Now?
- Will Overly, Manager, Carbon Projects, Blue Source USA
RINs: Filling the Environmental Attribute Value Void
- Robert Kwartin, Vice President, ICF International
RECs and RINs: Exploring New Opportunities and Challenges for Biogas Producers in the Electricity and Transportation Markets
|1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Track 3: Biogas & Landfill Gas It’s All About the Money: Getting Anaerobic Digestion Projects Off the Drawing Board and Under Construction
Featuring a varied group of professionals each with a slightly different perspective on the financing of anaerobic digesters, this panel will provide a complete picture of how the economic life of a digester is determined, penciled out and ultimately leveraged to solicit the necessary capital for a project. The full economic lifecycle of a digestion project will be explored with attention paid to the first dollars spent in the feasibility phase all the way through to the revenue generated via energy and coproduct sales.
- Moderator: Mark Yancey, Vice President, BBI Project Development
- Cory Wendt, Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP
Financing Biogas Projects: Current Market Status, Participants, and Funding Party Requirements
- Marco Lemes, Project Manager, Energy Research & Development, SMUD Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Developing Biogas Projects in the Sacramento County
- Carmen Trandafirescu, Project Manager, OGIN Biogas Technology
Financial Aspects of a Biogas Plant
- Clemens Halene, COO, quasar energy group
WWTP Digesters, Long Term Contracts, and Modernization of Municipal Infrastructures
|3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | Track 3: Biogas & Landfill Gas Technological Advances in Digestate Mixing, Gas Analysis and Clean-Up, and Nitrogen Management
As the biogas industry matures and continues to gain momentum in North America, specialization inside of the space will accelerate as companies take on the many challenges of creating, cleaning and using biogas. This panel will feature presentations highlighting a novel pressure swing adsorbtion gas cleaning system, an analyzer capable of detecting siloxanes at very low levels, an ultra-efficient digestate mixer, and is rounded out with a look at new centrate treatment regimes.
- Moderator: Sue Retka Schill, Senior Editor, BBI International, & Managing Editor, Pellet Mill Magazine
- Neal Megonnell, Director, Platform Marketing, ATMI
Development of New Adsorbents for Biogas Upgrading Applications
- Eilert Balssen, Sales Manager Biogas & Agriculture, Xylem Water Solutions
Effective Mixing to Reduce Energy Consumption in a Digester
- William Murphy, Senior Applications Engineer, MKS Instruments
On Line Analysis of Total Si in Landfill and Digester Gas
- Andrea Nifong, Technology Specialist, World Water Works
Incorporating DEMON® for Centrate Treatment: A Case Study of Resource Reduction and Cost Savings
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