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Managing Wasted Food with Anaerobic Digestion: Incentives and Innovations

Managing Wasted Food with Anaerobic Digestion: Incentives and Innovations

Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Web Academy Webinar Produced by US EPA

This session will benefit operators, utility management, engineering consultants, project developers, regulators and academics interested in the economic, regulatory, and technological advances incentivizing the anaerobic digestion (AD) of wasted food.

You will hear about federal and state initiatives supporting the Anaerobic Digestion of wasted food, including the EPA’s Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). David Babson of EPA’s Transportation and Climate Change division will speak about the RFS, which mandates that 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel be blended into the nation’s transportation fuel by 2022. Caitlin Sparks with the Prasino Group will provide a broad overview of the national and California incentives advancing wasted food AD projects.

You will also hear from two AD project developers: Brandon Julian of Pure Energy Group (PEG) and Mel Kurtz of Quasar Energy. Mr. Julian will describe PEG’s high-rate anaerobic digestion technology, which converts organic waste streams, such as food and other organic urban waste, into renewable clean energy. PEG recently completed construction of a waste-to-energy system at a California brewery. Mr. Kurtz will describe Quasar’s turn-key solutions to waste management, describing several of the company’s stand-alone and co-digestion projects in Ohio, Massachusetts and New York.

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