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2020 California Bioresources Alliance Symposium: Agenda, Speaker Bios, Recordings and Presentations

Building the Regenerative Carbon Economy in California

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Work with colleagues in the field of organic residuals to develop community resiliency and put California's bioresources to their best uses.

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Meeting Recordings

November 12, 2020

November 13, 2020



  • Sara Hammes: CBA 2020 Introduction
  • Dan Noble: Building the Regenerative Carbon Economy in California
  • Tim Hall: Analysis of the Progress Toward the SB 1383 Organic Waste Reduction Goals
  • Introductory Presentations (.zip)(12 MB, November 2020)

Top Down Perspective

  • Chad White: Accelerating Climate Tech through the Technology Innovative Pipeline
  • Yaniv Scherson: Organics Recycling from Source Separated Organics and MSW with Centralized Mixed Waste Processing and AD
  • Joe Maceda: ZNC Farms
  • Top Down Perspective Presentations (.zip)(19 MB, November 2020)

Bottom Up Perspective

  • Michael Martinez: LA Compost - Soil and People
  • Aaron Tartakovsky: Redefining Urban Wastewater
  • Jim McNelly: Containerized Compost Solutions
  • Sara Hammes: Market Ready Solutions
  • Bottom Up Perspective Presentations (.zip)(163 MB, November 2020)

Product Quality: Removing Contaminants

Emerging Constituents of Concern

Agricultural Residues Management

  • Abdolhossein Edalati: Production and Application of Compost and Pellitized Compost Products from Dairy Manure and Woody Biomass to California Almond Orchards
  • Guangwei Huang: Putting Almond Biomass to Optimal Uses
  • J. P. Cativiela: Manure as a Foundation for a Renewable, Circular Fertilizer Economy
  • Geetika Joshi: Climate Smart Avenues for Agricultural Residues
  • Agricultural Residues Management Presentations (.zip)(117 MB, November 2020)

SB 1383 Implementation

  • Jason Dow: Central Marin Sanitation Agency's Organic Waste and Power Delivery Programs
  • Chris Hyun: Key Takeaways of Co-digestion Capacity Analysis
  • Ashley Yee: An Overview of SB 1383's Organic Waste Reduction Requirements
  • Hilary Gans: Zero Waste to Landfill
  • SB 1383 Implementation Presentations (.zip)(66 MB, November 2020)

Lawrence Berkeley Lab Research Update

Flash Presentation

  • Kelly Sarber: Meet  CA Energy Storage Systems Goals While Creating New Long-term Benefits
  • Flash Presentation (.zip)(2 MB, November 2020)

Emerging Bioresource Solutions / Barriers

Reclamation of Fire-damaged Lands

Building Bioeconomy with Bioresources