BioCycle West Coast Conference 2013 | All-Day Site Tours
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All-Day Site Tours: Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Note: Bus will board on the circular driveway in front of the Convention Center off of Fashion Valley Road.
At the end of the tour, the bus will stop at the San Diego International Airport, and then return to the hotel.

 

Tour 1 Food Waste/Yard Trimmings Composting and Campus Sustainability

8:00 AM   Board Bus, Town & Country Resort
8:15 AM   Depart
8:30 – 10:15 AM   City of San Diego Miramar Greenery
10:30 – 11:45 AM   University of California, San Diego
12:45 – 2:00 PM   Agri Service, Inc., Oceanside
3:00 PM   Arrive San Diego International Airport
3:15 PM   Arrive Town & Country Resort
     
  • City of San Diego Miramar Greenery
    Tour at the Miramar Greenery composting site includes: Delivery and unloading of commercial organics collected, illustrating content of loads from various generators; Materials receiving and mixing, with incorporation into windrows; Control of feedstock receiving and processing to maximize production of high quality compost and mulch products; and Demonstration of equipment, including large-scale windrow turner and mulch and compost screening.
  • University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
    The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is participating in the City of San Diego's commercial organics collection program. The tour will highlight UCSD's food service source reduction practices, as well as source separation of food scraps in campus dining facilities. Other tour highlights include use of recyclable serviceware, collection container selection and food scraps storage in between collections.
  • Agri Service, Inc., Oceanside
    The El Corazon Compost Facility relocation project was completed in March 2013. The facility was designed around a forced aeration system provided by Engineered Compost Systems of Seattle. This technology reduces odor, and requires less time, land and heavy machinery usage and lowers the overall costs and carbon footprint of manufacturing compost and mulch. The facility utilizes refurbished cargo shipping containers for office structures, green roofs to help offset cooling costs, and recycled windows and doors in each office structure. The El Corazon Compost Facility is proof that composting facilities producing high-quality compost and mulch products can thrive in an urban setting that uses environmentally responsible practices.
 

Tour 2 Food Waste Receiving, Digester Biogas Utilization

8:00 AM   Board Bus, Town & Country Resort
8:15 AM   Depart
8:30 – 10:00 AM   City of San Diego Miramar Greenery
10:15 – 11:45   Solar Turbine Biogas Engine Plant
12:45 – 2:00 PM   Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility (Escondido WWTP)
3:00 PM   Arrive San Diego International Airport
3:15 PM   Arrive Town & Country Resort
     
  • City of San Diego Miramar Greenery
    This tour at the Miramar Greenery composting site focuses primarily on delivery and unloading of commercial organics collected, illustrating content of loads from various generators. Tour 2 will also have an opportunity to view materials mixing and incorporation into windrows and demonstration of equipment, including large-scale windrow turner and mulch and compost screening
  • Solar Turbine Biogas Engine Plant, Kearny Mesa
    On the tour of Solar Turbines' Kearny Mesa Packaging facility participants will see Solar's extensive line of gas turbines as they are being assembled and tested. The group will start with an initial safety briefing and introduction, followed by a tour of the plant, including areas of assembly, fabrication, engine-build, compressor build pits and a state-of-the-art test cell.
    Requirements:
    Closed toe shoes and long pants.
    Conference name badges will be required for identification
    Safety glasses and hearing protection wil:l be provided.
  • Southern California Gas Co./Hale Avenue RRF, Escondido WWTP
    Working with Southern California Gas Co., the City of Escondido is demonstrating a pressure swing adsorption biogas conditioning system installed at the City's Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility. The system is upgrading biogas from the treatment plant digesters through a multistage process to pipeline quality natural gas. Tour leaders will discuss the ability of the technology to meet California's stringent gas quality standards and potential for commercial applications to produce pipeline quality renewable natural gas.