Food Recovery Forum & Organics Recycling Conference Programs

General topics of interest include:

Food Recovery Forum: Actions and Progress on Food Waste Prevention, Reduction & Recovery | Funding Food Waste Solutions and Infrastructure Development | Technologies to Reduce Food Loss and Waste | Mitigating Climate Impacts | Government and Business Policies and Program Solutions for Reducing Food Waste | Best Management Practices for Food Rescue, Food Waste Prevention, and Food Waste Reduction | Achieving 50% reduction of Food Waste by 2030 | Circular Economy in Food Waste and Food Production | Developing a Sustainable Food System

Organics Recycling & Management: Technologies: Anaerobic Digestion, Composting, MBT and other Conversion Technologies | Diversion of Organics – Policies, Legislation | Infrastructure development, financing, and funding opportunities | Collection Strategies | Best Management Practices for Processing and Process Management | GHG reduction, and mitigating climate change | Cannabis: Composting, residuals management, compost production | Successful Business Models | Value-added Products – biogas, biofuels, compost, renewable energy | Zero Waste

Organics Recycling & Management Track topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Anaerobic Digestion systems and technologies, case studies, BMP's, odor control, financing options, funding opportunities
  • Composting systems and technologies, odor control, process management, BMP's
  • Integrating AD, Composting, and other technologies
  • Conversion technologies for organics | Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT)
  • Technology evaluation and selection
  • Financing organics recovery facilities
  • Regulations & issues for siting, permitting and operating organics recovery facilities
  • Infrastructure development, meeting capacity needs
  • Developing organics recycling & food scrap recovery programs – municipal, commercial, institutional…
  • Organics Collection & Processing - BMP’s, model programs, equipment
  • Renewable energy from organics
  • Zero waste strategies, policies, & programs
  • Biogas production and markets | Gas upgrading | digestate processing, quality & uses
  • GHG reduction and minimizing climate change
  • Compostable plastics & packaging
  • Cannabis composting, residuals management, compost production for cannabis growers

Food Recovery Forum Track topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Food waste prevention and reduction – programs, policies, solutions
  • Increasing food recovery for beneficial use
  • Food Rescue – BMP's, model programs
  • Using Technology and data to reduce food loss and waste and increase food recovery
  • Government and business policies and programs for reducing food waste
  • Achieving 50% reduction of food waste by 2030 – Possible or Not?
  • Food residuals diversion, source separation and recovery, collection & transport, processing options, case studies, lessons learned, BMP's
  • Recovery of food scraps from commercial, institutional, and residential sources
  • Food scraps recovery from event venues, e.g., stadiums, sports, concerts, convention centers
  • Strategies and policies for increasing diversion of food waste & other organics: e.g., landfill bans, mandatory composting, zero waste plans
  • GHG reduction and mitigating climate change
  • Technologies & Equipment for processing food scraps
  • Developing food waste and organics recycling programs – strategies, innovations, case studies
  • Food waste and organics collection: methods, vehicles, containers, frequency, case studies
  • Opportunities for waste haulers: collection & processing food scraps and other organics
  • Circular Economy in Food Waste and Food Production
  • Building food waste recovery infrastructure | Financing and funding needs
  • Developing a sustainable food system
  • Circular Economy in Food Waste and Food Production

Submission deadline is August 15, 2022.

Organic Recycling and Food Recovery Forum questions should be directed to:

Dr. Stuart Buckner, Conference Chair & Program Director: Organics Recycling & Food Recovery Forum; (631) 834.1400 or [email protected]