By Greentech Lead America: Smithers Rapra announced its first
forum on anaerobic digestion. This half-day event will take place on October
15th in conjunction with the 7th annual Biopolymers Symposium 2012 in
San Antonio, TX.
The Anaerobic Digestion Forum will explore the role of
anaerobic digestion in the bioplastics industry and how its potential will be
impacted by policy initiatives, end-of-life initiatives, feedstock supply and
many other areas.
“There is an increasing interest in anaerobic digestion
as a growing part of urban or municipal integrated waste management. The key is
to involve commercial stakeholders and educate the public about organics
diversion programs as both a sustainability effort and an economic driver,”
said Forum co-chair Debra Darby, principal, Darby Marketing.
At the Anaerobic Digestion Forum, attendees will get
the chance to learn the true potential of this technology from key stakeholders
and government adopters.
“We literally throw-away energy every day. By
diverting food scraps destined for landfill to an anaerobic digestion facility
we can capture the inherent energy now versus 10 years from today,”
co-chair John Baldus, sustainable manufacturing sector specialist, Wisconsin
Office of Energy Independence.
The Anaerobic Digestion Forum is part of Biopolymers
2012, scheduled for October 15-17, 2012 in San Antonio, TX. This market leading
event brings together the key innovators and decision makers in the bioplastics
industry to examine new technologies, market trends, and developments in
applications, guidelines and waste strategies for the biopolymers industry.