BioCycle REFOR17


Building Best-In-Class
Organics Recycling
Local Policies
Food Waste Collection
Processing Infrastructure
March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 2020 • Sacramento, California • DoubleTree By Hilton Sacramento

Call For Presenters:

BIOCYCLE CONNECT WEST 2020 Presentation Requirements For Equipment Vendors, Service Providers

Due to the volume of abstracts submitted by equipment vendors and service providers, BioCycle Conference organizers have established the following criteria:

  • Presentations must be case studies, planning process, and or third party research findings. Abstracts focused solely on vendors' equipment, systems and/or services will not be accepted.
  • Case studies should be presented from the point of view of a facility manager/operator. BioCycle prefers case studies be presented by the project or facility manager/operator.
  • Details should include why and how the project started; unique barriers encountered and or innovative solutions developed during project planning; description of operations.

Accepting abstracts now
for presentations on March 31 & April 1, 2020.

Across the country, local governments and food waste generators are facing requirements to establish programs that divert source separated organics (SSO) from disposal. Others have existing programs that need to be enhanced and/or expanded.

BIOCYCLE CONNECT WEST 2020 is an opportunity to learn best practices related to SSO collection, processing, end market development, stakeholder engagement, financing, ordinances and incentives, RFPs, collection contracts, and much more. Presenters with practical experience on organics recycling program design, public engagement, implementation, funding, management, expansion, and cost-benefit analyses are encouraged to submit abstracts.

BioCycle CONNECT WEST 2020 includes two tracks of sessions, and multiple small group facilitated workshops.

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Presentation abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and speak to why you and/or the organization that you represent contribute to best-in-class organics recycling programs and businesses.

Deadline for abstract submittal is December 31, 2019. Abstract selection will be completed by January 10, 2020; notifications will be emailed on or before that date.

Speakers will be responsible for a discounted registration fee of $375 (includes attendance of all sessions on March 31 and April 1, exhibit hall, two continental breakfasts, two lunches and refreshment breaks). The one-day discounted speaker registration fee is $275.

When you submit an abstract, include Abstract Title, Abstract, contact information and a brief speaker biography (Education/Employment, maximum of 75 words)


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BioCycle CONNECT WEST 2020 Themes

Local And State Policies

Organics Diversion Mandate/Ban Compliance

Feedstock Acceptance Policies

Building Support For Organics Recycling Requirements

Model Ordinances, Incentive "Carrots"

Incorporating Edible Food Recovery Into Program Scope

Food Waste Collection

RFPs, Contracts For Organics Collection, Feedstock Procurement

Utilization Of Compostable Products

Source Separation Training And Compliance

Residential Food Waste Collection Options

Increasing Program Participation, Collection Efficiencies

Processing Infrastructure

Calculating Capacity

Facility Siting, Permitting And Financing

Cost-Effective Strategies To Increase Feedstock Throughput

Contamination Management: Best Practices, Technology Configurations, Regulatory Limits

Public-Private Partnerships For Infrastructure Development

Compost And Digestate Markets

Market Valuation

Compost, Recycled Nutrients — Anchors To Resilient Food Systems

Soil Amendment Ordinances, Compost Procurement Programs

Composting Practice Impacts On Compost Characteristics

Building Bulk And "Boutique" Markets

Connections: Organics Recycling And Climate Change

Highlight connections between the benefits of organics recycling and urgent solutions needed to solve the climate crisis

Full-scale program examples of how connections to resilient food, water, energy, soil, and zero waste systems can unlock new business, funding, policy, and much-needed public support for organics recycling tools and products

Mandates, ordinances and incentives

Case studies