Schedule At-A-Glance

Monday, Sept. 16


3:00 PM- 6:00 PM          Exhibitor Setup

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Tuesday, Sept. 17


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM           Expo and Morning Refreshments

9:00 AM- 10:15 AM          Keynote Session

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM       Expo, Morning Break

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM       Parallel I

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM         Expo, Lunch

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM           Parallel II

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM           Expo, Afternoon Break

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM           Parallel III

Wednesday, Sept. 18

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM           Expo and Morning Refreshments

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM         Parallel IV

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM       Expo, Morning Break

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM       Parallel V

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM         Lunch 

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM           Exhibitor breakdown

Tuesday, September 17

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM          Expo and Morning Refreshments

9:00 AM- 10:15 AM         Keynote Session

  • Maryland Delegate Andrew P. Cassilly

  • Secretary Benjamin H. Grumbles,  Maryland Department of the Environment 

  • Senator Daylin Leach, Pennsylvania State Senate 

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM      Expo, AM Snack

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM      Parallel I

  • Track A & B: The Next Wave of Bioenergy Projects in the Mid-Atlantic                                                                              Learn from the most active project developers in the region about what types of projects are getting traction and why. Can we do anything to improve the environment for developing new projects? Anaerobic digestion is en vogue, but that’s not all these folks are up to.

    • Moderator: Keith Henn, TetraTech 

    • Jim Potter, RNG Energy Solutions, LLC 

    • Peter Ettinger, Bioenergy DevCo 

    • Andy Moss, Planet Found 

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM        Expo, Lunch


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM          Parallel II

  • Track A: State Policy: New 2019 Legislation and Strategy for 2020​​                                                                                  2019 has been the most active session in recent memory for bioenergy related legislation. We’ll review what passed into law, what didn’t and discuss what’s needed most during the 2020 legislative sessions.

    • Moderator: Rich Schroeder, BioResource Management, Inc.

    • Dave Mrgich, MD Dept. of the Environment 

    • Vinnie Bevivino, Bioenergy DevCo, MD 

    • Matt Tomich, Energy Vision, NY

    • Steve Changaris, National Waste and Recycling Association 

  • Track B: Advanced Biomass Technologies                                                                                                                              The biomass industry is constantly innovating and finding new ways to use one of our most abundant resources. What’s new on the horizon?

    • Moderator: Dan Ciolkosz, Pennsylvania State University 

    • Jay Clark, AFS Energy Systems

    • Thomas Causer, Advanced Torrefaction Systems​

    • Jeremy Taylor, SoMax BioEnergy

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM         Expo, Afternoon Break


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM         Parallel III

  • Track A & B: Investment, Finance and Grants                                                                                                                       Learn directly from investors and finding sources how to attract financing and utilize grants and other funding vehicles to develop your next bioenergy project

    • Moderator: Adam Hendricks, Philadelphia Water Department 
    • Alisha Mulkey, Maryland Department of Agriculture
    • Garry Aime, Maryland Energy Administration  

    • Stephanie Lansing, University of Maryland

    • Max Vernier, Live Oak Bank 

Wednesday, September 18

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM       Expo and Morning Refreshments


9:00 AM - 10:15 AM     Parallel IV

  • Track A: Modern Day Landfill                                                                                                                                                    Even when you maximize recycling of organics, glass, metal, paper and plastics, we need landfills for what’s left. Learn the best practices for today’s modern-day landfill. We’re pretty certain you’ll learn something new from these speakers.

    • Moderator: Tim Williams, Barton & Loguidice 

    • Scott Perin, Waste Management

    • Jim VanWoert, Waste Management

    • Ed Vogel, Vogel Holding Inc. 

    • Serpil Guran, Rutgers EcoComplex   

  • Track B: Woody Biomass in the Mid-Atlantic                                                                                                                        Developing and operating woody biomass projects in the Mid-Atlantic has not been easy recently with record low natural gas prices and power plants shifting away from using biomass as a fuel supplement. Our speakers will share how the industry has evolved and how to develop strong projects in the region

    • Moderator:  Dan Ciolkosz 

    • Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension

    • Peter Oven, Wilson Engineering Services

    • John Ackerly, Alliance for Green Heat


10:15 AM - 11:00 AM   Expo, Morning Break


11:00 AM - 12:15 PM   Parallel V

  • Track A: Nutrient Recovery and Trading in the Mid-Atlantic                                                                                                  Nutrient run-off is a huge issue all over the country and especially in the Mid-Atlantic, attracting the attention of policymakers, environmentalists and the public. What tools will work best to address this growing issue? Nutrient separation technology and trading systems are two groups that are creating new opportunities for bioenergy projects to be a major part of the solution.

    • Moderator: Andy Moss, Planet Found 

    • Doug Myers, Chesapeake Bay Foundation 

    • Doug Lashley, GreenVest

    • Keith Henn, Tetra Tech, Inc 

  • Track B: Opportunities in Federal Policy                                                                                                                                  Federal policy can shift entire industries. Learn from our speakers what types of bioenergy projects might be incentivized next if current efforts with Congress and federal agencies are successful, and what the greatest threats are today.

    • Moderator: Patrick Serfass, Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council 

    • Carrie Annand, Biomass Power Association

    • Peter Thompson, Biomass Thermal Energy Council 

    • Maureen Walsh, American Biogas Council


12:15 PM - 1:45 PM     Expo & Lunch

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM       Exhibitor Breakdown