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ABC Webinar: Valuation and Markets for Digestate
December 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
What are you doing with the digestate from your biogas system? Are selling it to maximize your project revenue? Are you separating nutrients to create new products? Is your digestate certified? If not or you’re looking for new ideas on what’s working today to make sure your digestate is an asset on your project’s balance sheet, join us Wednesday, Dec 12 to learn more! There are lots of ways to increase the market value of your digestate and the nutrients in it, but it takes some creativity. We have some ideas.
Valuation and Markets for Digestate
BioCycle REFOR18 Series:
Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET
ABC members can register for free by emailing, firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Frear (Moderator)
Craig Frear is Director of Research and Technology at Regenis, a premier farm-based anaerobic digester construction management and operations company. Previously with Washington State University (WSU), he was instrumental in developing one of the nation’s most prolific applied science and engineering programs in organic residuals and animal manure treatment for sustainable reuse. He has authored more than seventy peer-reviewed journal and extension papers while an inventor on eight US patents. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from Washington State University, a master’s in Educational Administration from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Theology from St. Olaf College. Craig presently serves on the Board of the American Biogas Council.
Jeffrey C. Burnham
Anuvia Plant Nutrients Corp
Dr. Burnham began his work on wastewater stabilization in 1982. He is well published and has over 27 U.S. patents for wastewater organics stabilization. He is a co-inventor of the N-Viro alkaline stabilization process, the Unity fertilizer process and of 15 issued Anuvia U.S. Patents. Education: B.S., Dartmouth College (1964); Ph.D. – Microbiology, University of New Hampshire (1967); Post-doctorate Fellow – Public Health Microbiology, University of Kentucky (1967-1969). Dr. Burnham’s roles have included: 2015 – Present: Anuvia Plant Nutrients Corporation: (Founder; Senior Vice President: R&D) (formerly VitAg Corp); 1993-Present: Emeritus Professor of Microbiology. University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH; 2005 – 2015: President & CEO and Founder of VitAg Corporation.
North Carolina State University
John Classen has worked in animal waste management and nutrient recovery for over 20 years. He brings together an understanding of biological and microbiological processes with physical and chemical processes in the development of new recovery technologies. His recent efforts focus on not only technology development but also on the economic and social systems in which these technologies must fit.
North Carolina State University
Alison is a PhD graduate student and research assistant in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. She is currently working with industry on nitrogen conservation and recovery from liquid swine manure. She is also interested in how agriculture, society, and policy interact and how those relationships can lead to more sustainable agricultural practices. She has a BFA from Kennesaw University and MS in biological and agricultural engineering from NC State.
Mark Stoermann is the Chief Operating Officer for Newtrient. Mark came to this position as an outgrowth of his experience with developing and building CNG stations, anaerobic digesters, and the biogas upgrading system at Fair Oaks Dairy. Before coming to Newtrient, Mark was the Chief Operating Officer for STAR BioEnergy, the anaerobic digestion division of STAR Energy. Mark was previously the Director of Operations for AMP Americas and Project Manager for Fair Oaks Dairy Farms and Select Milk Producers. Mark has been responsible for the construction of three anaerobic digesters that processed sand laden dairy manure. These projects included electrical generation, gas cleaning, and renewable natural gas as transportation fuel.