Renewable agri-energy and waste management technologies enable farmers to take advantage of under-utilised resources, diversify income, effectively manage waste, and reduce energy and/or waste management costs. Key to the success of any renewable agri-energy or waste management project is selecting appropriate technology to meet specific on-site energy and waste opportunities and/or challenges.
The 2014 Agri-energy & Waste Management Forum will enable attendees to enhance their renewable agri-energy and waste management knowledge through presentations and discussion on renewable energy, co-product development and waste management technologies and research pertinent to BC’s agricultural sector.
Friday January 31
At the Pacific Agriculture Show
Tradex Centre, Abbotsford Airport
Register on-line at http://agricultureshow.net/agri-energy-forum. Tickets should be pre-purchased to avoid disappointment.
Forum chair: Matt Dickson, Renewable Agri-energy Initiative (ARDCorp), Abbotsford
Coffee and tea will be served in meeting room
9:30am – 10:50pm
Anaerobic Digestion Session 1: Digester Updates
Chair: David Melnychuk (Agricultural Consultant)
Anaerobic digestion continues to be a leading renewable agri-energy technology for BC’s agricultural sector. In this session attendees will learn about anaerobic digestion facilities in BC and Alberta.
Pete Schouten, General Manager: Update on Fraser Valley Biogas
Jerry Keulen, Farmer (Seabreeze Farms) & Claire Allen, Process Engineer (Ch-Four Biogas): Development of an Anaerobic Digester at Seabreeze Farm
Stefan Michalski, Director Operations (Lethbridge Biogas LP): Thermal Hydrolysis & Anaerobic Digestion for Animal By-Products.
10:50am – 12:20pm
Anaerobic Digestion Session 2: Digester Output Uses
Chair: Fortus BC
In this session, attendees will learn about the use of biogas as a substitute for natural gas, and hear about interesting research undertaken in Alberta.
Dan Evans, President (Promus Energy LLC): Promus Energy’s Digester-Based System – Agricultural Wastes to RNG, Recovered Nutrients and Fibre
Xiying Hao, Research Scientist (AAFC Lethbridge Research Centre): Agronomic Values of Anaerobically Digested Cattle Manure
Neil Dobson, Renewable Natural Gas Sales Manager (FortisBC): The Renewable Natural Gas Marketplace
Lunch: 12:20pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Chair: Darren Frew (BC Bioenergy Network)
Co-product development can improve the economic feasibility of renewable agri-energy projects. In this session, attendees will learn about some innovative co-product work currently underway.
Ethan Werner, Operations & Business Development (CH-Four Biogas): Anaerobic Digestion to Sustain Poultry Farming in BC
Eric Powell, Project Development Coordinator (Andgar): Anaerobic Digestion and Nutrient Recovery
Alakh Prasad, President & CEO (Quadrogen Power Systems Inc.): Quad-generation from landfill gas at a commercial greenhouse
3:00pm – 4:20pm
Nutrient and Waste Management Opportunities
Chair: Mark Raymond (BC Ministry of Agriculture)
With changes coming to organic waste management regulations in BC, the need for appropriate nutrient and waste management technologies is increasing. In this session, attendees will learn about Metro Vancouver’s organic waste policies as well as some interesting local technologies.
Marcel Pitre, Senior Project Engineer – Solid Waste Services (Metro Vancouver): Organics Disposal Ban in Metro Vancouver
Victor Lo, Professor (UBC): Technologies for Dairy Manure Management and Nutrient Recovery
Michael Schwalb, Waste Management Specialist (Ministry of Agriculture): Waste Management Benefits of the Pyrolysis of Poultry Litter.
Drinks Reception: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Please join us in the Loft for a few drinks and snacks with your fellow attendees and presenters.
Special Thanks to the 2014 Forum Sponsors:
BC Bioenergy Network
Grgowing Forward 2
Government of British Columbia
Government of Canada
Farm Credit Canada
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