BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014

Composting | Anaerobic Digestion | Food Waste | Nutrient Management | Green Infrastructure

October 27, 28, 29, 30, 2014 • Baltimore, Maryland • Turf Valley Resort

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Agenda: Tuesday, October 28

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | | 9:00 AM — 10:15 AM

Organics Recycling And Climate Resilience

Keynote Speakers

Opening Plenary Session Video

Sustainable Materials Management In Action Shawn M. Garvin Administrator
EPA Mid-Atlantic Region (Region III)


Millennials On The Move In Climate Resiliency
Chris Cano Gainesville Compost
Hannah Clark Linnean Solutions
Michael Lemon Biogas Researchers





Organics Recycling Trends
In Maryland
Robert M. Summers Secretary
Maryland Department
Of The Environment
  Soils For The Chesapeake Track
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | | 11:00 AM — 12:15 PM
Track 1
Tracking Progress
In Organics Recycling, Renewable Energy
State of Composting In The U.S.
Brenda Platt, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Connecting The Dots: Climate Change, Organics Recycling, Renewable Energy
Carol Werner, Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Trends in Compost Marketing

Ron Alexander, R. Alexander
Associates, Inc.

Track 2
Anaerobic Digestion Of Source Separated Organics
Curbside Organics Collection
And Processing Through Dry AD

Brian Langolf, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Landfill-Based Anaerobic Composter Recovers Energy And Compost

Ramin Yazdani, County of Yolo (CA) Planning and Public Works Department

Design, Build, Operating Experiences In Digestion of MSW Organics

Randy Cluff, CCI BioEnergy Inc.


Track 3
Reduce, Donate, Divert
Urban Model Closes Loop On Reduction, Donation And Recovery

Tom O'Donnell, U.S. EPA Region III

Rolling Out Residential Food Scraps Collection

Gemma Evans, Howard County (MD) BES

Source Separated Organics Programs in NYC Apartment Buildings

Samantha MacBride, Baruch College-CUNY

Track 4
Nutrient Management
In Chesapeake Bay
Organic Grower Farms In Harmony With Bay

Cleo Braver, Cottingham Farm

Nutrient Removal Efficiencies
And Organics Recycling

Doug Myers, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Bay-Friendly Manure Management

Loren Martin, Terra-Gro, Inc.



Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | | 1:45 PM — 3:30 PM
Track 1
Ask The Inspectors
Interactive panel-audience
discussion between
composting facility inspectors
and the "inspected"

Marcella Goldberg, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Brian Littlefield, Maryland Department of the Environment

Bill Miller and Mindy Anthony, Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control

Kathryn Perszyk, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Track 2
Anaerobic Digester Facility Financing And Market Development
What Makes Digesters Cost-Effective? Perspectives, Market Trends

Allison Costa, U.S. EPA AgSTAR

Securing Financing For AD Facilities

Mike Land, Baker Tilly

Getting Projects Done
In [Still] Tough[er] Times

Michael Levin, Michael H. Levin Law

John Marciano, Chadbourne & Parke, LLP


Track 3
Food Waste Collection
And Preprocessing
Achieving Maximum Participation
In Food Scraps Collection

Athena Lee Bradley, Northeast Recycling Council

Creating, Managing Successful
Food Waste Collection Services

Chip Hall, Natural Organic Process Enterprises

Wayne Koeckeritz, Food Waste Disposal, LLC

Organics Transfer Stations —
The Case For Specialized Depackaging

Tom Ferencevic, Yield Energy Inc.

Track 4
Compost BMPs For Storm Water Management,
Erosion Control
Media Recipes, Nutrient Dynamics In Bioretention Cells

Greg Evanylo, Virginia Tech

Working with Nature: Compost-Based BMPs In Green Infrastructure Applications
Britt Faucette, Filtrexx International
Amending Soils With Compost For Storm Water Infiltration

Gary Gittere, McGill Premium Compost


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | | 4:15 PM — 6:00 PM
Track 1
Composting Capacity
Ingredients For Success: Insights
From A Food Waste Composter

Carla Castagnero, AgRecycle

Growing A Food Waste Composting Company

Justen Garrity, Veteran Compost

Comparing, Contrasting Composting Options

Ned Foley, Two Particular Acres

Colocating Food Waste Processing, Mulch Operations In Maryland

Paul Sellew, Harvest Power


Track 2
Farm Digester Case Studies
Digester Adds To Dairy Sustainability

Bill Kilby, Kilby, Inc.

Managing Mixed Livestock Manures

Andrea Sensenig, Sensenig Dairy

Hog Power In North Carolina

Jeff Smerko, AgPower Partners
Don Britt, Storms Hog Power LLC

Track 3
Hospital, University,
Farm Organics Recycling
Foods Scraps Composting
At Maryland Hospitals

Gina Navarro, Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment

Student Participation
In Food Waste Composting

Michael Andranovich, St. John's University (Queens Campus)

Collecting Food Waste Generation Data To Develop Institutional Imperative

Alec Entress, Lehigh University

Eric Weiss, Gershman, Brickner, and Bratton Inc.

On-Site Composting
At Maryland Horse Farms

Mollie Bogardus, Green Mountain Technologies

Track 4
Compost Use Policies
& Practices
RainScapes Program
And Rebate Rewards

Ann English, Montgomery County (MD) Department of Environmental Protection

Compost Use In Highway Maintenance And Construction

Winnie Okello, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Impacts Of Compost Incorporation, Blankets In Roadway Applications

Gary Felton, University of Maryland

Suburban Subsoil Decompaction Using Compost

Stuart Schwartz, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | | 6:15 PM — 7:30 PM

BioCycle Reception & Silent Auction