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Global Green Organics Mandates and Biogas Workshop

  • So Cal Gas Energy Resource Center 9240 Firestone Boulevard Downey, CA 90241 United States (map)

Join us for our Organics Mandates & Biogas Workshop!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Through Global Green’s work on expanding food waste to biogas education and infrastructure, we have found that there is a great need on behalf of cities, for information, connections, and technical assistance to expand their food waste processing infrastructure.

Therefore, Global Green has organized a stakeholder workshop to address local clean energy opportunities (i.e. biogas) and the opportunities posed by state-level organics diversion mandates, through urban infrastructure planning strategies with city leaders, industry professionals, and interested state and industry stakeholders.

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT

Location: 9240 Firestone Boulevard Downey, CA 90241

Topics Covered

- Planning for Anaerobic Digestion Infrastructure and Biogas Markets

- Engaging Citizen "Eco-Ambassadors"

- Meeting Regulatory Mandates

Speakers and participants include the City of Indio, Ralphs, ReFED, California Polytechnic State University, UC Davis, Global Green, LA County, CalRecycle, Tetra Tech, Hitachi Inovo, and Southern California Gas Company.


Welcome and Networking

Kick-Off and Introduction

Matt de la Houssaye & Sharon Williams, Global Green

Jared Lui-Klein, SoCalGas

How can we divert more organics and evaluate feedstock?

Madisen Gittlin & Andrea Ostenso, Global Green

Paul Cobb, Ralphs



How do we expand the role of Eco-Ambassadors?

Madisen Gittlin, Global Green

Working Group Discussion Activity


How can the City of Indio build more food waste processing infrastructure?

Matt de la Houssaye & Andrea Ostenso, Global Green

Sara Toyoda, City of Indio

Reports from the Field: Building Infrastructure and Markets for Biogas and Digestate

Sara Pace, UC Davis

Thomas Gratz, Hitachi Inovo

Christine Arbogast, Tetra Tech

Working Group Discussion Activity


Wrap-up and Closing Remarks - Next Steps for Climate Resiliency and Compost/Biogas Connections

Global Green Team