Is Composting the Only Option for FOGO? New Technologies Driving Economic Value
10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday 23 November 2021
AIEN & AORA Members: $77 inc GST
Non Member $110 inc GST
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The recovery of co-collected food and garden organics (FOGO) is becoming a widespread trend across Australia, gaining significant momentum with the public and councils.
To meet this demand, the recycled organics sector and the composting industry have grown exponentially, with organics recycling increasing from 5.15 million tonnes in 2006/07 to almost 7 million tonnes in 2018/19. Despite this shift, by weight, up to halfof the average red bin disposed to landfill is still food and garden organics.
To help drive improvements in recycling rates for municipal and commercial / industrial wastes, recovery of FOGO is considered critical. By 2030, the NSW State Government will implement compulsory FOGO collections by all councils, with other states and territories following suit by rapidly employing various FOGO collection and recycling programs.
As FOGO implementation escalates across the nation, the AIEN sets out to explore opportunities and technologies beyond the well demonstrated options of windrow and in-vessel composting.
Through a number of seminars and webinars, the AIEN will demonstrate various innovative technologies that are deployed world-wide to derive more economic value from the nutrients and organic matter recovered from FOGO, assisting the councils and industry expand the range of infrastructure opportunities to support the sustainable and cost-effective diversion of organics from landfill.
This introductory webinar will serve as an overview of various topics, technologies and issues facing the industry and councils in implementing a successful FOGO program and will serve as a springboard for future events.
Attendee feedback will guide the AIEN in shaping and developing subsequent content specific to the industry and councils’ needs and interests, which will then be presented in future webinars in the series.
PRELIMINARY WEBINAR PROGRAM
Colin Barker, Chair – Australian Industrial Ecology Network
Dr Mark Jackson, Director, Jackson Environment and Planning & AIEN
Peter Olah,National Executive Officer, Australian Organics Recycling Association
Amanda Kane, Manager Organics, NSW EPA
Matt Genever, Chief Operating Officer, Sustainability Victoria
John Hart, Senior Program Manager, Byron Shire Council and Simon Toal, Skala Australasia
Tim Richards, Managing Director Richgro
Dr Marc Stammbach, Director, Hitachi Zosen Inova Australia
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Dr Mark Jackson
Director and Principal Consultant, Jackson Environment and Planning
National Executive Officer, Australian Organics Recycling Association
Organics Manager, NSW EPA
Amanda Kane leads the NSW Government’s organics program. Since 2015, she has been leading the delivery of the $105.5 million Waste Less, Recycle More Organics Infrastructure Fund, which has supported household and business FOGO, as well as a $46 million investment in processing infrastructure. Building on this experience, planning is now underway to meet the NSW Government commitment for net zero emissions of organics waste from landfill by 2030 and new strategy mandates requiring food waste recycling for all households by 2030 and high food waste generating businesses from 2025.
Senior Program Manager, Byron Shire Council
John Hart is a Chemical Engineer with nearly 30 years’ experience working on environmental and infrastructure related works, across the governmental, industry and resources sectors. John has a passion for applying the tenets of sustainability and finding the nexus between energy efficiency and functional design. John has particular expertise in water and waste treatment process design, and has been applying his knowledge and experience to renewable energy projects for nearly 15 years. He has been working on the Byron Shire Bioenergy Facility project since 2017.
Director, Skala Australasia
Simon is an experienced project and design manager with a proven record of successful outcomes in major multi-disciplinary projects. His management and project experience includes the delivery of infrastructure and buildings for the Air Force, government authorities, waste management companies, a variety of major industrial clients and councils. Since 2012 Simon has managed SKALA and his key focus is on the growth of the business capabilities within the organics, biomass and recycling sectors. Simon offers clients a variety of experience in complex multi-disciplinary projects, including industrial, defence, aviation, ports and recycling sectors.
Chief Operating Officer, Sustainability Victoria
Matt Genever is Chief Operating Officer at Sustainability Victoria, a statutory agency that seeks to promote the sustainable use of resources. Matt has spent almost 20 years working across the waste and resource recovery sector, in government, industry and not-for-profit roles. A recognised leader in the sector, Matt brings knowledge across a broad range of waste and recycling issues, from policy and regulation, through technology, materials efficiency and markets for waste-derived commodities.
Managing Director, Richgro
Dr Marc Stammbach
Director, Hitachi Zosen Inova Australia
Dr Marc Stammbach designed, marketed and built recycling and processing facilities for more than 30 years in environmental and large-scale investment industries in Australia and Europe. Today, he manages the local subsidiary of HZI to deliver EfW solutions to the Oceania market. The 300,000 tpy East Rockingham RRF is currently in construction and scheduled for operation in late 2022.