32nd Annual Conference
Infrastructure ExpansionCompost & Biogas Markets Food Recovery Contamination Management Behavior Change

APRIL 1, 2, 3, 4, 2019   PORTLAND, OREGON   

Agenda/Events Pages: Monday Workshops | Tuesday & Wednesday Conference Sessions | Thursday Site Tours
Event Schedule | Networking Events | Think Tank—Catalyzing Symbiotic Connections | Table Talk Sessions
Continuing Education Credits

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Agenda: Tuesday, April 2

Updated 4.15

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | | 9:00 AM — 10:15 AM
Opening PLENARY Think Tank
Catalyzing Symbiotic Connections:
Food, Soil, Compost, Energy

Moderated by Nora Goldstein, BioCycle


Think Tank Panelists:


Stephen Jones
The Bread Lab,
Washington State University



Ned Foley
Two Particular Acres



Sally Brown
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences,
University of Washington



Rhys Roth
Center for Sustainable Infrastructure

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
Food And Soil Connections
Plant Breeding, Nutrition … And The Soils

Stephen Jones, The Bread Lab, Washington State University

Who Grows Your Pint? The Compost Connection

Ned Foley, Two Particular Acres

Why Farms Love Compost

Nathan Fleming, Dirt Hugger

Track 2
Food Waste: Attitudes, Behaviors And Public Engagement
Household Food Waste Management Strategies And Attitudes

Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Understanding Household Level Food Waste

Laura Moreno, University of California, Berkeley

Working With Cities To Measure And Tackle Wasted Food

Darby Hoover, Natural Resources Defense Council

Track 3
AD Of Municipal Organics
Decentralized Network Of Anaerobic Digesters Serves Large Municipalities

Paolo Carollo, Entsorga Group

San Luis Obispo AD Facility — California Case Study

Thomas Gratz, Hitachi Zosen Inova USA, LLC

Facilitating Food Waste Digestion, Nutrient Recovery

Poul Rasmussen, Renew Energy



Track 4
Optimizing Food Waste Separation
Best Practices For Front-Of-House Collection

Kate Bailey, Eco-Cycle

Tapping The Enthusiasm: Food Scraps Separation In The Cafeteria

Nick Isbister, City of Gresham (OR)

Bin Labeling, Color Coding And Collection Terminology — A National View

Kayla Walsh, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
Policies, Regulations To Accelerate Organics Recycling
Denmark's Integrated Organics Recycling And Biogas Strategy

Thomas Young Hwan Westring Jensen, Danish Energy Agency

Catalyzing Dairy Digester Industry In California

Casey Walsh Cady, California Department of Food & Agriculture

Renewable Natural Gas Developments In Washington State

Peter Moulton, Washington State Department of Commerce

Jim Jensen, Washington State University (WSU) Energy Program

Track 2
Uncovering The Complexities Of Food Donation System

• Environmental, economic and nutritional trade-offs between different pathways to rescue and redistribute food

• Opportunities and barriers in prepared food donation

• Coordinating resources and working cooperatively

• Stakeholder interviews and life cycle assessment


Holly Stirnkorb, Metro Portland

Sanne Stienstra and Peter Canepa, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Katie Pearmine, Oregon Food Bank

Track 3
Codigestion At Water Resource Recovery Facilities (WRRFs)
LCA And Cost Analysis To Evaluate WWTP To WRRF Upgrade

Ben Morelli, Eastern Research Group, Inc.

Codigestion Of Biosolids To Energy Enhancement Project

Rick Sapir, Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

Digester Start Up Commissioning And Training

Dave Baran, quasar energy group

D3 vs. D5 RINs — A Codigestion Conundrum

Greg Kester, California Association of Sanitation Agencies

Track 4
Table TalkBehavior Change Strategies To Catalyze Organics Recycling
Table Talk Instructors:

Jennifer Tabanico and Kaitlin Phelps, Action Research

• Interactive session explores behavior change tools and their applicability to organics diversion

• How to go beyond knowledge and awareness to create effective behavior change in your audience

• Best practices for using strategies such as social norms, prompts, and commitments

• Examples of strategies in practice

• Small group exercises to discuss how your programs can use behavioral strategies

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | | 4:15 PM — 6:00 PM
Track 1
Organics Recycling Infrastructure, Collection
In California
2018 Processing Infrastructure Assessment

Matt Cotton, Integrated Waste Management Consulting, Inc.

Organics Collection — Evaluating Options For Provision, Payment And Compliance

Carrie Baxter, R3 Consulting Group, Inc.

Key Elements Of Organics Recycling Project Feasibility Studies

Cindy Liles, Clements Environmental Corp.

Track 2
Laying Groundwork For Food Scraps Separation Policy
Policy Development, Food Generating Business Tonnage Estimates

Jennifer Erickson, Metro Portland

Food Scraps Program Evaluation System

Al Mowbray, Metro Portland

Applying The Food Waste Estimator Tool

Lorenzo Macaluso, Center for EcoTechnology

Track 3
Table TalkAdvancing Renewable Natural Gas Deployment

Jim Jensen, Washington State University Energy Program

• State clean fuel credit valuations, pricing

• Building consensus on pipeline injection standards

• Evaluating Renewable Portfolio Standards for RNG

• Physical and contractual pathways to RNG end users


Brad Pleima, EcoEngineers

Dan Avery, Oregon Department of Energy

Tim Olson, California Energy Commission

Peter Moulton, Washington State Department of Commerce

Track 4
Composting, Compost Utilization
Achieving 0.5% Contamination In Compost

Tracie Bills, SCS Engineers

Composting Liquid Dissolved Air Flotation Sludges

Craig Coker, Coker Composting & Consulting

Registering Compost For Sale On West Coast

Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates, Inc.

Compost Operations Maintenance

Ted Dirkx, Vermeer Corporation