Agenda Note:

Note:  Presentation Titles Highlighted in Green contain a link to the respective presentation abstract and speaker bio.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

1:00 pm – 6:30 pm                    Registration Open

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm                     Exhibitor Set up

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm                     Pre-Conference Workshop 

                                                          (FREE to all Registrants)

Legal Issues for Waste Conversion Projects:

  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Feedstock Agreements
  • Environmental and Regulatory Planning and Compliance in Project Development

Presenter:  Steven Torres, J.D. Partner, West Group Law

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm                    Shared  Reception: Exhibit Hall

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Monday, June 3, 2019

7:30 am – 7:00 pm                    Registration Open

7:30 am – 8:00 am                    Shared Continental Breakfast: Exhibit Hall

                                                         WCTC 2019 and MGP 2019

8:00 am - 10:00 am                   Opening Session

Welcome: Gene Jones, CEO, Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc.

Moderator:  Steven Torres, J.D. Partner, West Group Law

Waste Conversion Technologies: Applications, Challenges, and Economic Drivers

Colin Kelly, Vice President of Business Development, Brightmark Energy

Potential Collaboration Between Consumer Goods Companies and the Waste Conversion Industry

Roger Zellner, Owner, Rogue Zebra Consulting, Former Mondelez & Kraft Foods Global R&D Packaging Director

Commercialization of Waste Gasification

Mike Hart, CEO, Sierra Energy

Waste Diversion Technologies Fueling a Circular Economy & Sustainable Mobility

David McConnell, Vice President, Business Development, Enerkem

Converting Liquid Waste into Hydrogen Based Fuels

Jim Cohen, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Sales, MagneGas

10:00 am - 10:30 am                 Shared Break: Exhibit Hall

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10:30 am - 12:30 pm                General Waste Conversion Technology Session - I

Moderator:  Dr. Stuart Buckner, Buckner Environmental Associates, LLC

The Creation of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and Biogas through a Mechanical Biological Treatment Technology

Glen Tobiason, Quality and Environmental Management, Zweckverband Abfallbehandlung Kahlenberg

Biochemical Methane Potential of the Liquid Phase from Hydrothermal Carbonization of Municipal Solid Waste 

Kameron Adams, Old Dominion University-Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Opportunities for Municipal Organic Waste Conversion

Kawsar Vazifdar, Associate Civil Engineer, Los Angeles County Public Works

Trends in Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste

Ryan Cooper, Waste Diversion Manager, Organics Recycling Lead, Rubicon Global

The Use of Prism Cold Plasma for the Conversion of Carbonaceous Fuels into a Hydrogen Rich Syngas

Nat Mundy, Freedom Energy Tech

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                  Shared Lunch

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1:30 pm – 3:00 pm                 General Waste Conversion Technology Session - II

Moderator: Steve Changaris, Regional Director – Northeast Region, National Waste and Recycling Association

One Landfill’s Approach to Making Processed Engineered Fuels (PEF) – CIP Puebla

Brian Schellati, Director of Business Development, Van Dyke Recycling Solutions

New Road for Low Value Paper: Using AD to Produce RNG Vehicle Fuel

Norma McDonald, North American Sales Manager, Organic Waste Systems, Inc (OWS)

Recovering Hydrogen from Biowaste and Energy Storage

Mr. Robin Z. Parker,  Chairman and CEO, Chemergy

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm                Shared Break: Exhibit Hall

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4:00 pm – 5:30 pm                General Waste Conversion Technology Session - III

Moderator: Norbert Barszczewski, Center for Biomedical & Toxicological Research, Florida State University

Processing Municipal Solid Waste into Fuels

Dirk Lechtenberg, Founder and Managing Director, MVW Lechtenberg & Partner

Lumber Business Uses Landfill Plant's Excess Heat to Dry Wood

James Zecca, Retired Director, Madison County, NY Dept. of Solid Waste and Kipp Hicks, Director, Madison County Industrial Development Agency

Advancing a More Circular Economy and the Reinvention of the Waste-to-Energy Industry through Sustainable Business Park Development

Thomas P. Reardon, Senior Vice President and Jennifer Porter, Senior Project Manager, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm               Shared  Reception: Exhibit Hall

                                                     WCTC 2019 and MGP 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

7:45 am – 12:00 pm                 Registration Open

7:45 am – 8:30 am                   Shared Continental Breakfast: Exhibit Hall

                                                        WCTC 2019 and MGP 2019

8:30 am – 10:00 am                Conversion Technologies for Plastic Waste Streams

Moderator: Dr. P. Thathiana Benavides, Assistant Energy Systems Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory

Material Recycling of Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR) and Plastic Wastes via Thermal Conversion

Marianne Gyllenhammar, Project Manager, Stena Recycling International AB

PolyUsable – How Chemical Recycling Will Make ‘Single Use Plastic’ a Footnote in Human History

Jon Timbers, Director – Innovation and Sustainability, Americas Styrenics, LLC

The Use of a Barge-Mounted Conversion Technology to Produce Power from Plastic Waste

Dr. Adam Aleksander, Vice President, Precision Energy Services, Inc. and President, Plastics to Power, Inc.

10:00 am – 10:30 am                Shared Break: Exhibit Hall

                                                          WCTC 2019 and MGP 2019

10:30 am – 12:00 pm                General Waste Conversion Technology Session - IV

Moderator:  TBD

D4D: Validating the Energy Value of Waste Plastics

Teresa Clark / Bryan Staley, Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Technology for Biodiesel Production from Milk Scum Oil (Dairy Industry Effluent)

Dr. Yogesh C.Rotliwala, Pacific School of Engineering

Free Radical Gasification (FRG™) - Converting the Impossible into Energy

Gordon Fraser, President & CEO, Responsible Energy Inc. (REInc)

12:00 pm                                      Adjourn

11:00 am - 1:00 pm                 Exhibitor Breakdown