The Waste Conversion Technology Conference & Trade Show (WCTC) provides an educational and networking forum for informing the public and private sectors of the economic and environmental significance of converting waste materials into alternative fuels such as biogas, syngas, plastic derived fuels, biodiesel and ethanol as well as other renewable fuels.
- Anaerobic Digestion,
- Plasma Arch and
- other innovative Thermal and Non-thermal Waste Conversion Technologies.
The Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists industry and municipalities with waste issues. SWIX acts as a waste match-maker, putting waste generators in touch with waste users. For more info visit http://swixusa.org
Continue to learn about EPA’s new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, with a deeper dive into more advanced functionalities such as: managing and tracking changes to your property uses over time; using spreadsheet templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; generating and using custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.
ECHO provides integrated compliance and enforcement information for about 800,000 regulated facilities nationwide. Its features range from simple to advanced, catering to users who want to conduct broad analyses as well as those who need to perform complex searches. Learn More About ECHO on the EPA website.
Join the Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) team for another quarterly webinar. For this webinar, we will be focusing on water facility search tools including the water facility search, effluent charts, and the pollutant loading tool.
To register for this webinar go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3213381389219278337
Start with the Guide to Conducting Student Food Waste Audits
We can reduce food loss and waste throughout the food system, and significant reductions can happen at institutions, such as schools. Students and schools can find opportunities and participate in actions that reduce waste and ensure nutritious food ends up feeding people, not landfills – by taking a closer look at what’s being thrown away at their location.
In April 2017, EPA, USDA, and the University of Arkansas finalized the Guide to Conducting Student Food Waste Audits: A Resource for Schools. The guide presents information for students, and those who work in schools, on the value of conducting an audit, how to perform the audit itself, and what to do with the data collected. It also includes a number of food waste prevention ideas.
This webinar will introduce participants to the guide, and share examples from schools that have used the guide to meet their waste reduction goals.
To register for this webinar go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5241897873918733828
The StormCon 2017 Surface Water Quality Conference & Expo will be held Aug. 27-31 in Bellevue, Washington.
StormCon is a stormwater pollution prevention conference and trade show. Meet leading stormwater experts on BMPs, low-impact development, program management, construction-site runoff, green infrastructure, monitoring and research.
Emerging technology, products and services will be on display in the exhibit hall. Get hands on experience at more than 185 stormwater exhibits.
- Discover the most comprehensive stormwater educational curriculum available anywhere.
- Learn about the latest best management practices.
- Enhance your stormwater credentials and earn CEUs.
- Meet and network with colleagues, solutions providers and surface water quality experts.
Where the Industry Evolves
The Resource Recycling Conference, in partnership with the National Recycling Coalition and in alliance with Waste360, the Recycling Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota chapter of SWANA, is the must-attend conference for the recycling industry’s most influential policy leaders, CEOs and government officials. The conference, now entering its seventh year, is your opportunity to network with clients, prospective partners, vendors and top materials management decision-makers all in one location, saving you precious time and travel expenses. The conference’s lineup of education sessions will offer attendees the latest on materials processing trends, tactics to boost diversion rates, legislative talking points, market analysis and much more.
Registration is now open. Registration includes entrance into info-packed conference sessions and the exhibit hall as well as two continental breakfasts, two lunches, refreshment breaks and an evening reception. Registration does not include lodging.
With a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool, learn about some advanced features including: using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; creating custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.
The Midwest Food Recovery Summit’s purpose is to provide you with the education, insight and connections needed to help ensure food is used as it’s meant to be – as a resource. Focusing on all sources and all uses from source reduction and donation to feeding animals, industrial uses and compost.
Food waste is a problem. Of all the food grown, processed and transported in the United States, we’re throwing away 40% of it. Over 33,000,000 tons of food end up in the landfill each year in our country and only 3% of food waste is recovered or recycled. It uses 10% of the total U.S. energy budget, 50% of our land and 80% of all consumed freshwater. And we throw all that away while 1 in 8 people are food insecure.
Speakers will showcase what’s working and what still needs work. Join us for inspiring keynotes, educational breakout sessions, networking opportunities and workshops throughout the entire summit.
You can expect to hear from, meet and see: Biodigestors; composting facilities; haulers; food rescue organizations; equipment manufacturers; regulatory entities; federal, state and local governments; retail food stores; food establishments; and more.
Energy savings through steam efficiency.
Due to its high heat content and transportability, steam production is a major force in manufacturing and industrial processes. It could be said that steam is a wonderful thing. Efficient generation and use of steam can provide a significant cost savings opportunity and minimizes its impact on a facility’s environmental footprint.
To assist steam users in Kentucky, the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) and the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center (KPPC) have partnered to provide The Wonders of Steam workshop to be held on September 28, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Dow Chemical Company faciilty in Louisville, Kentucky. The theme of the workshop is energy savings through steam efficiency and is free to attend.
“Steam is often taken for granted. But leaks and malfunctioning traps can add up to real dollars and cause operational problems,” said Cheryle Eakle, Senior Sustainability Engineer at KPPC.
Steam experts speaking at this workshop will show how maintaining a steam system can save money. Topics to be covered will address the properties of steam, achieving steam efficiency, selection and operation of steam traps, insulating to reduce energy loss and an overview of boiler efficiency and regulations. A workshop agenda is available on the DCA website.
The target audience for this workshop includes facility managers and owners, environmental health and safety professionals, and representatives of manufacturing and industrial facilities.
Reducing steam energy waste lowers operating costs which leads to improved business performance and more sustainable operations.
If your facility uses steam energy, make plans to attend this free workshop by registering online at https://dca.ticketleap.com/wonders-of-steam/dates/Sep-28-2017_at_0800AM
Are you looking for ways to reduce your fleet’s emissions or operations costs? The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference will showcase the latest and greatest technologies in the biofuels, electric, natural gas, and propane arenas. Our conference will also have a strong focus on data driven decisions and technologies.
Attend to learn more, network with professionals, and see the latest technologies.