Food Waste-to-Low Carbon Energy Conference April 27th & 28th, 2016

Rutgers - New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health


Conference Schedule

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Day 1 - Agenda

The program focused on current scientific developments and research in the field of anaerobic digestion and efficient, low carbon electricity generation.

Speakers and Presentations

Stefan Grimberg, Clarkson University, NY

Kartik Chandran, Columbia University

David Babson, Union of Concerned Scientists

Chris Christodoulotos & Agtamemnon Koutsospyros Stevens Institute of Technology / University of New Haven

Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Melisa Penninton, EPA Region 3

Donna Fennell, Rutgers University

Yelda Balkir, Manhattan College

Roy Posmanik, Cornell University, NY

Viviane Romeiro, World Resouces Institute, Brazil

Matt Smith, University of New Hampshire


Day 2 - Agenda

The second days focus was on on AD commercialization opportunities and challenges specific to New Jersey and the region. Topics include successful models, feedstock securitization and related challenges, available technologies to convert food waste and other clean organics into energy, market opportunities, and off-take challenges. Also, discussion of funding opportunities and regulatory policies that can promote the development of this industry.  

Speakers and Presentations

John Carlton, DBB Inc.

Rick Sapir, HDW LLP

Anna Shipley, ICF International

Brian Blair, Trenton Biogas

Dennis Palmer, Landis Sewerage Authority Waste Treatment Facility

Rocco D'Antonio, Organic Diversion

James Potter, Ag Energy USA

Paul Heitmann, Merit Global Enterprises

Richard Magee, NJCAT

Ljupka Arsova, GBB Inc

Robert Ketting, New Jersey Dept of Environmental Protection

Scott Hunter, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Lorraine Graves, EPA Region 2

Jeff Draper, Zero Waste Energy

Tom Ferencevic, Yield Energy

Bonnie Graziano, Blue Sphere Corporation