Special Events | BioCycle West Coast Conference 2012


Agenda: Keynote speakers | Monday: Preconference workshops | Tuesday: Sessions | Wednesday: Sessions | Thursday: Site tours | Special Events
Presentation Descriptions: Tuesday Track 1 | Track 2 | Track 3 | Track 4   Wednesday Track 1 | Track 2 | Track 3 | Track 4
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Monday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Special Events

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Federal Policies Affecting Biogas Markets

Monday, April 16, 2012

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ted Niblock, Director of Government Affairs, Homeland Biogas Energy and Co-Chair, Federal Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee, American Biogas Council

A review of federal policymaking affecting biogas market in the U.S. will be presented, followed by a question and answer period. Topics to be addressed:
Future of renewable energy tax credits
Outlook for a national renewable energy policy
Regulatory agency activity affecting the biogas industry
2012 Farm Bill and what to expect for anaerobic digestion facilities
Renewable Fuels Standards

Zero Waste Community Connection


Compostable Plastics Task Force

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Meet, greet and share time with Zero Waste players at BioCycle West Coast who are striving and working towards a future without waste. Network with your peers in the field, discuss and share best practices, develop and create new relationships or strengthen and expand existing ones. For more information, contact Steven Chiv, Commercial Zero Waste Associate, San Francisco Department of the Environment.


5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

An open forum with the working groups of the Compostable Plastics Task Force will take place on Wednesday, April 18 at the end of the Track 3 session, "Municipal Compostable Products Guidelines." The Task Force was formed to improve the dialogue between the compostable plastics and composting industries, and is comprised of three working groups: Operational and ASTM Standards, Labeling and Education, and Legislation and Enforcement.