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LAST CHANCE: Call for Speakers for “Earth Bound”, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Organic Waste Management Conference

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

Are you a compost facility operator, designer or manufacturer? Are you a technology provider or engineering firm? Or are you a municipality, region, industry, business or institution in charge of a progressive organic waste management program?

If so, the MMSB wants to hear from you!

Earth Bound, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Organic Waste Management Conference, will explore ways to begin managing organic waste in the province. The target audience for the conference consists of organic waste producers from across the province such as municipalities, grocery stores, restaurants, sawmills, fish plants, aquaculture operations, and farmers as well as current and potential waste managers such as farmers, technology providers, consultants, and compost facility manufacturers and designers. The conference will consist of sessions with various levels of focus – high level overviews for those that are new to the topic and more technical sessions for those with an existing knowledge base.

The MMSB looking for passionate speakers to share their knowledge with our group.

THE FOLLOWING TOPICS ARE ENCOURAGED:

  • From low-tech to high tech: an introduction of options/considerations in choosing a technology
  • Backyard composting/anaerobic digesters as an option for managing municipal organic waste
  • Community composting as an option for managing municipal organic waste
  • Open-windrow as an option for managing municipal organic waste
  • In-vessel technology as an option for managing municipal organic waste
  • Open-windrow as an option for managing industrial/commercial organic waste
  • Covered windrow as an option for managing industrial/commercial organic waste
  • In-vessel technology as an option for managing industrial/commercial organic waste
  • Establishing a compost facility – considering space and time – an on-site versus off-site analysis
  • Choosing a site – considering feedstock availability
  • Operating a compost facility – temperature, odour management, site management, workflow, vectors
  • Operating a compost facility – turning methods and equipment
  • Operating a compost facility – recipe development
  • Compost science – understanding carbon to nitrogen ratios, moisture, and porosity
  • Producing compost with the end market in mind – an overview of municipal SSO options (2 stream, 3 stream and 4 stream systems)
  • Collection of municipal organics – the bin versus the bag (benefits/drawbacks)
  • Linking feedstocks, collection systems, and the end product
  • Compost uses – an overview of end market options
  • Alternative options for managing organic waste – anaerobic digestion
  • Alternative options for managing organic waste – landfill gas capture overview
  • Alternative options for managing organic waste – animal feed/rendering/silage
  • Combining anaerobic digestion and composting operations
  • Options for composting aquaculture waste
  • Options for composting fish waste
  • Options for composting bio-solids
  • On-site options for municipal organics – small-scale leaf and yard composting
  • On-site options for municipal organics – community composting
  • On-site options for municipal organics – backyard composting: an analysis of a voluntary program
  • Getting resident buy-in for a municipal composting program
  • Composting commercial organic waste – a supermarket success/program
  • Composting commercial organic waste – a restaurant success/program
  • Composting commercial or institutional organic waste – other (e.g. a prison program, school/university program, etc.)
  • Other novel/creative programs or partnerships managing organic waste

Other topics may also be considered.

Submission Deadline: June 7, 2013

Travel assistance from the MMSB is available – contact us at the address below for details. Please refer to the conference home page for details on the venue, accommodations, sponsorship, and trade-show opportunities.

For more information visit http://www.earthbound2013.com/speakers/call-for-speakers/ or contact:
Ashley Burke
Multi-Materials Stewardship Board
P.O. Box 8131, Stn. A, St. John’s, NL A1B 3M9
Phone: 709-753-0958
Fax: 709-753-0974
Email: aburke@mmsb.nl.ca

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