10th Waste Conversion Technology Conference
& Trade Show (WCTC 2017)
August 21-23, 2017
San Diego, California
Note: Presentation Titles in Green are hyperlinked to the Speaker profile which contains the Speaker Bio and presentation abstract.
Monday, August 21, 2017
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Registration Open (Bayview Ballroom Foyer)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibitor Set up (Bayview Ballroom)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Welcome Networking Reception (The Cabanas)
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
7:45 am – 6:00 pm Registration Open (Bayview Ballroom Foyer)
7:45 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast: Exhibit Hall (Bayview Ballroom)
8:30 am – 10:00 am Opening Session: (Mission Ballroom)
Welcome: Gene Jones, Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX)
The Two Most Powerful Words
Lou Rofrano, AMS Med Waste LLC
Opening Networking Discussion
Who and Why are we here at WCTC 2017. A chance for all attendees to network. Gene Jones with SWIX will lead a moderated networking forum.
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break – Exhibit Hall (Bayview Ballroom)
10:30 am – Noon Waste Conversion General Session I (Mission Ballroom)
Moderator: Timothy Kelley, Imperial Valley Economic Development Corp.
Importance of Waste to Fuel for a Sustainable Waste Management Future
Kawsar Vazifdar, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
Ground Breaking Waste Conversion Technologies
David McConnell, Enerkem Inc.
Commercialization of Waste Gasifcation
Mike Hart, Sierra Energy
Noon – 1:15 pm Lunch (Bayview Ballroom)
1:15 pm – 3:00 pm Waste Conversion General Session II (Mission Ballroom)
Moderator: Swarupa Ganguli, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Highest Electrical Efficiency Production of RDF Through Gasification – Over 1 Million Tons of Experience
Juhani Isaksson, Valmet, Inc.
Optimizing Organic and Food Wastes for Profit
David Blume, Blume Distillation, LLC
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Refreshment Break: Exhibit Hall (Bayview Ballroom)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Value Creation from Organic Waste: Fuel, Energy, Nutrients and More. (Mission Ballroom)
Moderator: Thomas Hintz, SeaHold, LLC
Recovering Organics and Energy from MSW – New Approaches
Norma McDonald, OWS, Inc.
Food Waste: A Source of Industrial Chemicals
Edward A Calt, Integrated BioChem, LLC
Interconnecting to the Gas Utility Pipeline
Jim Lucas, SoCalGas
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Reception: Exhibit Hall (Bayview Ballroom)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm VIP Reception – Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres (Invitation Only) (Penthouse)
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
8:15 am – 12:00 pm Registration Open (Bayview Ballroom Foyer)
8:15 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast: Exhibit Hall (Bayview Ballroom)
9:00 am – 10:30 am Waste Conversion Facility Development Considerations (Mission Ballroom)
Moderator: Josh McGill, Applied Chemical Technology, Inc.
Developmental State of Conversion Technologies from User’s Perspective
Dr. Shapoor Hamid, AECOM
Waste Conversion Plant Operations: When is a Cost Not a Cost?
Douglas Machon, NAES Corporation
CEQA and Air Permitting Considerations for Waste/Biogas-to-Fuels Projects
Julie Mitchell, Yorke Engineering, LLC
10:30 am – 11:00 am Refreshment Break: Exhibit Hall (Bayview Ballroom)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Waste Conversion General Session III (Mission Ballroom)
Moderator: Norbert Barszczewski, Center for Biomedical & Toxicological Research, Florida State University
Waste-to-Energy – Opening Paths to Project Development
Jim Stewart, Technikon, LLC
Current Tire Scrap Pyrolysis Technologies and Market in China
Peter Yu, AYU Global USA Corp.
Benefits of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) as a Vehicle Fuel
Tyler Henn, Clean Energy Renewables
12:30 pm Adjourn
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Exhibitor Breakdown
If you have questions please contact Gene Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or by voice 850-386-6280