Program

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Wednesday 2 May 2018UNCTION
DEMONSTRATION DAY

0915 – 1700
See grinders, screens, turners and other equipment in operation with live demonstrations and take the opportunity to see the equipment up close, compare different models and meet with suppliers all in the one place.

NETWORKING FUNCTION

1800 – 2000
Join us after the equipment demonstrations for an evening of drinks, canapes and networking with the exhibitors, speakers, sponsors and other attendees.

Thursday 3 May 2018
Registration, Tea and Coffee
0800
OPENING PLENARY

0900
Martin Tower, Executive Director – AORA
Welcome and housekeeping

0910
Tony Roberts, Deputy Director-General of Environmental Policy and Planning
Official opening

0930
Prof Ramani Narayan, Michigan State University (USA)
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Certified Compostable Polymers and their role in organic diversion, global best practices

1000
Prof Andrew Ball, School of Science, RMIT University (VIC)
Biosolids Contamination: Current and emerging Issues

Morning Tea Break
1030
SOILS AIN’T SOILS

1100
Dr Michael Crawford, CRC for High Performance Soils (NSW)
The Soil CRC – what it means for the members of AORA

1130
Natalie Williams, Soils for Life (ACT)
Synergies for Soils – partnerships for the long term

1200
Dr Bronwyn Laycock, School of Chemical Engineering, UQ (QLD)
Food Waste CRC and linkages with the recycled organics industry

Lunch Break
1230
PATHOGENICITY AND DEGRADATION

1330
Dr Muriel Lepesteur-Thompson, EPA Victoria (VIC)
Inactivation of animal & human pathogens in compost: A review

1400
Lou Sherman, Scion (NZ)
Biodegradable packaging innovation and the need for testing standards

1430
Dr Ash Martin, Microbiology Laboratories Australia (SA)
No Free Ride – How to avoid spreading plant pathogens via compost

Afternoon Tea Break
1500
COMPOST ADOPTION – HERE WE GO

1530
John Logan, Axiom Research & Elisabeth Blik, WildBlueGlobal (NSW)
Growing markets for commercial compost in agriculture – Farmer insights

1600
Brice Kaddatz, Macadamia & Horticultural Services & Susie Chapman, Healthy Land and Water (QLD)
Using compost in macadamia orchards

1630
Nigel Blieschke, Torbreck Vintners (SA)
Dealing with Vineyard Variability – Torbreck Vintners Case Study

1700
Bill Grant, Blue Environment (VIC)
Using compost to building and maintain creditable carbon under cropping systems

Close Day 2
1730
GALA DINNER

1900 – late
AORA invites all conference attendees to add the Gala Dinner to their calendar. It will be a fantastic opportunity for industry professionals to come together in a more relaxed setting and engage in the type of networking that is vital to furthering the recycled organics industry.

Friday 4 May 2018
Registration, Tea and Coffee
0830
LESSONS FROM THE PAST AND FOR THE FUTURE

0900
Dr Darren Perrin, Ricardo (UK)
An insider’s perspective of industry developments in the UK over the last decade

0930
Matthew Warnken, Corporate Carbon (NSW)
New Agricultural Systems Method for Soil Carbon: Increased opportunities for recycled organics to create carbon credits

1000
Johannes Biala, CROWN, Peter Wadewitz, AORA & Dr Georgina Davis, Qld Farmers Federation (QLD)
CROWN – Facilitating and supporting the organics recycling supply chain

Morning Tea Break
1030
CLEAN IN – CLEAN OUT

1100
Kurt Palmer, STEINERT Australia (VIC)
Removing contamination from organics

1130
Sean Galdermans, WTT Australia (NSW)
Tailor made cost effective recycling solutions for the Australian market

1200
Amanda Kane, NSW Environment Protection Authority (NSW)
To line or not to line? Learnings from the roll out of 500,000 kerbside organics services

Lunch Break
1230
NEW THINGS COMING

1330
Ross Fox, Fishburn Watson O’Brien Lawyers (NSW)
Balancing risk and liability – lessons from the AORA NSW experience with financial guarantees

1400
Tim Richards, Richgro Garden Products (WA)
Anaerobic Digestion – Closing the loop on foodwaste recycling

1430
Declan McDonald, SESL Australia (NSW)
Composting Carp – A strategy to manage 1M dead fish!

1445
Peter Wadewitz, Australian Organics Recycling Association
Wrap up discussion and closing remarks

Conference Close
1500

 

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