American Biogas Council

BIOCYCLE REFOR17: The Official Conference of the American Biogas Council
**ABC Members receive $100 off two-day registration, email info@americanbiogascouncil.org for the ABC Discount Code.**

October 16-19, 2017 | Portland, Oregon | Red Lion Hotel On The River | Venue information >>

Special Opportunities to Support the ABC at BioCycle REFOR17:

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Making the Connection: Is Anaerobic Digestate An Asset For Anaerobic Composting? [Workshop]

Making The Connection is a workshop for both composting and anaerobic digestion professionals. Digester operators must determine what to do with their digestate or it can become a liability. Composters need high quality feedstock. In this half-day workshop, we will explore the costs, benefits, technical and logistical challenges and the business of the three most common ways to make the connection between the digestate and compost: on site at the digester, on site at the composter or co-location. Plus, what parts of the digestate do composters really want?  The liquid? Just the carbon-rich fiber? With or without nutrients?

This workshop will enable participants to understand:

  • Biological process differences between anaerobic and aerobic processing of incoming feedstocks
  • How differences in both AD facility design and AD feedstocks determine digestate composition
  • Program for characterizing the physical and chemical attributes of digestate
  • What composters want — and don't want — in a feedstock based on the range of composting facility process designs
  • How use of digestate impacts key composting process variables: time, temperature, moisture
  • Using digestate as a feedstock to improve composting economics
  • Ownership and location options for aerobic composting – DBOOM  (design, build, own, operate, manage) by the AD facility, or sale/transfer to existing composting facility

Who should attend? Digestate producers, compost producers, regulators, financers

Monday, October 16, Afternoon
Cost: $125 with Conference, $195 Workshop Only

To register, choose either the two-day or one-day conference options and then choose Workshop 1 on the Add Events page.

Likewise, to register for just the workshop, select Workshop 1 ONLY on the Admission Items page.
ABC's Annual Biogas Industry Awards and Dinner

Tuesday, October 17, 6 PM
The JB Lounge at The Red Lion Hotel on the River

We hope you'll join us for our Second Annual Biogas Industry Awards Dinner at BIOCYCLE REFOR17 where we will announce the winners of this year's Biogas Industry Awards while enjoying a delicious meal, great music, and the company of our fellow industry members and friends. 

This year, ABC Members will receive a discount on dinner tickets. If you are not yet a member, become a member today for the dinner discount and a discount on your BIOCYCLE REFOR17 registration.

Thank you for submitting your projects! The judges are deciding the winners and the finalists will be announced soon. Winners will be announced at the dinner!

Dinner sponsorship opportunities:
-Sponsor table (seats 10): $1,000. Includes large logo recognition at table, logo recognition in awards dinner program, and logo recognition in awards presentation.
-Wine Sponsor: $850. Your choice of 1 red or 1 white bottle of wine per table. This sponsorship opportunity also include recognition of your sponsorship on each wine bottle, your logo in the Awards Dinner Slideshow, and a half page ad in the Awards Dinner Program.
-Front Cover Ad Space - Dinner Program: SOLD OUT. We'll use your background image and logo on the front page of our dinner program.
-Inside Cover Ad Space - Dinner Program: SOLD OUT. Right inside the front cover, will be your ad space, 8.5" by 11".
-Back Cover Ad Space - Dinner Program: $350. Place your ad on the back cover, 8.5" by 11"
-Half Page Ad Space - Dinner Program: $200. Receive a half page ad space inside the dinner program, 8.5" by 5.5".
-Quarter Page Ad Space - Dinner program: $100. Receive a quarter page ad space inside the dinner program, 4.25" by 5.5"
-Favor Bag Sponsor: $150. Include a pen, pin, notepad or other item with your logo and buisness card in a take-home favor bag for all dinner attendees. This sponsorship opportunity also includes a quarter page ad in the Awards Dinner Program. You must provide your favor bag item and business cards.
Choose any of these options on the registration page >> ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
ABC's All Member Meeting

Wednesday, October 18, 12:30 - 1:45 PM (during lunch)
The Overton Room at The Red Lion Hotel on the River

Help us plan for 2018! ABC Staff and Directors will review 2017 accomplishments, share a Federal policy overview and will ask you what you'd like Council's 2018 priorities to be to grow your business and the biogas industry.

All ABC Members in good standing can attend. Lunch will be provided in the room.

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We have opportunities from $9500 - $1500. Don't miss the benefits at the Gold Level, which give you exposure leading up to the event, all during the conference, AND at the Biogas Industry Awards and Dinner! Click here for more information.

Note: Exhibitor space is sold separately from sponsorships this year. Information on exhibitor space will be coming soon. Early sponsors will be offered an invitation to exhibit first.

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