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Organics Recycling, Composting, Food Recovery Forum: Speaker Abstract Submission Guidelines

Speakers submitting abstracts for Organics Recycling, Composting, Food Recovery Forum, please refer to the details and instructions below or download the full Call for Speakers & Abstract Submission Guidelines.

Organics Recycling, Composting & Food Recovery Forum

General topics of interest include:

Technologies: Anaerobic Digestion, Composting, Conversion Technologies, MBT, Food Recovery | Diversion of Organics – Policies, Legislation, Programs | Collection Strategies | Processing and Process Management | Successful Business Models | Value-added Products – biogas, biofuels, compost, renewable energy | Zero Waste

Detailed topics of interest are as follows:

Organics Recycling & Composting

  • Anaerobic Digestion systems and technologies, case studies, BMP's, odor control, drivers and barriers to growth
  • Composting systems and technologies, odor control, process management, BMP's
  • Integrating AD and Composting
  • Conversion technologies for organics | MBT
  • Technology evaluation and selection
  • Financing organics recovery facilities, Financing tools, incentives, business plans, feed-in tariffs, state policies and funding
  • 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 - BMP's, model programs, equipment, case studies
  • Renewable energy from organics
  • Zero waste strategies, policies, & programs
  • Biogas production and markets | Gas upgrading | digestate processing, quality & uses
  • Compost benefits | Quality Criteria | Carbon Sequestration | GHG reduction
  • Compostable plastics & packaging
  • Cannabis composting and compost for cannabis growers
Food Recovery Forum
  • Food waste prevention and reduction
  • Increasing food recovery for beneficial use
  • Food Rescue – BMP's, model programs, case studies
  • Using Technology and data to reduce food waste and increase food recovery
  • 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
  • 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
  • Building food waste recovery infrastructure

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission deadline is August 28, 2020. Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words & include author(s), affiliation(s), & speakers* address, phone, and email. For abstract submission guidelines, see below.

Submit abstracts to:

Dr. Stuart Buckner

Conference Chair & Program Director: Organics Recycling & Food Recovery Forum

Organics Recycling, Composting & Food Recovery Forum: Abstract Submission Guidelines

Please provide an abstract following the guidelines below. Abstracts will be evaluated on quality and appropriateness of subject matter and should include the keys points that will be addressed in the presentation and a brief list of "what attendees will learn". Abstracts should be clear and concise and be no more than 150 words.

Abstract Due Date:

Abstracts are due August 28, 2020.

Please include your complete contact information as well as a brief biography of the presenter.

Questions? Contact Stuart Buckner – 631.834.1400 or

Abstract Guidelines

  1. TITLE OF PAPER: The title is written with initial caps
  2. AUTHOR NAME(S), AFFILIATION, ADDRESS, E-MAIL: The first name should be the presenting author.
  3. CONTENT: Abstracts should include the keys points that will be addressed in the presentation and a brief list of “what attendees will learn”
  4. MAXIMUM LENGTH: 150 words
  5. PAGE SIZE: Standard 8.5 x 11-inch paper (portrait)
  6. MARGINS: 1-inch margin throughout (left/right/top/bottom)
  7. SPACING: Single-spaced
  8. FONT: Character fonts should be 12-point type, Arial

Submission Requirements

E-mail abstract to