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From Table to Farm – Anaerobic Digestion Workshop: AD Technology Speakers
October 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Last year, Emory University received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to establish an on-campus prototype for an anaerobic digester (AD). This technology can turn food waste into biogas (renewable energy) and soil amendments (agricultural use). Ultimately, Emory is interested in demonstrating how to design an anaerobic digester that reduces environmental justice concerns. To that end, Emory hosted various stakeholder meetings in summer 2021 to develop collaborative relationships across sectors and institutions in working toward a common goal of addressing sustainability challenges.
In continuing its outreach and collaboration efforts, Emory’s AD team is hosting a virtual international workshop on Thursday, October 14, and Friday, October 15. The workshop will consist of a keynote speaker, Prof. Carlton Waterhouse, Deputy Assistant Administrator at the EPA, and three panels (one hour each) focused on environmental justice, policy, and the AD technology.
Moderator: Eri Saikawa, Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Emory University, Department of Environmental Sciences, Director of Emory Climate Talks, Director of Science, Policy and Community-Engaged Research, Resilience and Sustainability Collaboratory, RSPH Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health
Jasmine Crowe, Founder & CEO, GOODR, Inc. (Atlanta, GA, USA)
Dr. Jochen Tilger, Chief Executive Officer, Tilger Biofuels (Detmold, Germany)
Professor Urs Baier, Environmental Biotechnologist, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences / Professor & Lecturer for Environmental Biotechnology (retired)