Waste Conversion Technology Conference & Trade Show

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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

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm                     Pre-Conference Workshop 

                                                          (FREE to all Registrants)

Legal Considerations for Waste Conversion Projects:

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

Presenter:  William A. Lawrence, J.D., Senior Counsel, West Group Law, PLLC

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm                    Shared  Reception: Exhibit Hall

                                                         WCTC 2019 and MGP 2019

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, PLLC

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

US and International Creative Debt and Equity Funding for Bioeconomy Technology Companies and Projects

Mark J. Riedy, Esq., Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

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

                                                           WCTC 2019 and MGP 2019

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

Moderator:  Dr. Stuart Buckner, President, 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 

Dr. Ben J. Stuart, P.E., Senior Associate Dean, Old Dominion University - Batten College of Engineering and Technology

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

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                  Shared Lunch

                                                          WCTC 2019 and MGP 2019

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

Robin Z. Parker,  Chairman and CEO, Chemergy

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

                                                      WCTC 2019 and MGP 2019

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm                General Waste Conversion Technology Session - III

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

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

Nat Mundy, Freedom Energy Tech

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

Equipment Considerations for Alternative Fuel Feedstock Processing

Hartmut Bendfeldt, President, eFACTOR3, LLC

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

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.

D4D: Validating the Energy Value of Waste Plastics

Dr. Bryan Staley, President and CEO, Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF)

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

                                                          WCTC 2019 and MGP 2019

10:30 am – 11:30 pm                General Waste Conversion Technology Session - IV

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

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)

11:30 pm                                      Adjourn

11:00 am - 1:00 pm                 Exhibitor Breakdown