Made in Brooklyn: Food Waste to Biofuel

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The eight futuristic, stainless steel-clad digester eggs at Brooklyn's Newtown Creek wastewater plant are designed to process as much as 1.5 million gallons of waste every day. Join us to learn more about the eggs, results from the plant's recently completed food waste pilot program, and the three-year full-scale demonstration project that will be launching there soon. We'll hear how this project and others will maximize the benefit and use of similar treatment plants in New York, California, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.


6:00-6:30 PM  Registration & Reception
6:30-8:00 PM  Presentation

Greg Clawson, AIA, LEED BD+C
Associate Partner, Ennead Architects

Greg has worked at Ennead since 1996 and served as the project architect and project manager of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Additional notable projects include the New York Botanical Garden, International Plant Science Center and the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History.

Anthony J. Fiore
Director, Office of Energy, NYC Department of Environmental Protection

With over 15 years at the NYC DEP, Mr. Fiore has led development efforts for hydroelectric projects, investigation of wind and solar opportunities, and research into use of anaerobic digester gas. He now leads the new Office of Energy, setting strategic goals for the agency.

Dan Hagen
Director of Business Development, WM OGG Organics Group

Mr. Hagen has over 20 years of professional experience in innovative clean technologies. Before joining Waste Management in 2010, he held senior positions at Ecovation, AnAerobics, and BDP Industries.


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