Waste reduction and energy efficiency programs are being implemented by corporations striving to be more sustainable. Manufacturers and retailers that have adopted policies and technology to convert waste streams into energy are setting the example for other companies wanting to take environmental initiatives to the next level.
During the Renewable Energy from Waste Conference, Nov. 18-20, 2013, in West Palm Beach, Fla., Renewable Energy from Waste Managing Editor Kristin Smith will moderate a session, End-User Applications, with the following speakers who use waste to generate energy in their businesses:
- Ashley White, logistics sustainability manager, and John Winkels, senior director logistics engineering and network strategy, The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, will discuss the retailer’s anaerobic digestion system that is currently powering a distribution center in Compton, Calif., from food waste and future plans to power vehicles with biogas.
- Jay Henry, director, operations support, Shaw Industries Group Inc., Dalton, Ga., will talk about the carpet manufacturer’s gasification and refuse-derived fuel (RDF) plants that convert carpet and other postindustrial waste into steam and electricity.
- Monica Sowders, alternate fuels manager, CEMEX, Houston, will share how the cement manufacturer is replacing coal in its kilns with various waste feedstocks.
Attendees also will hear from waste conversion technology providers and will have the opportunity to visit with them in an exhibit hall.
The event is being produced by the Recycling Today Media Group in partnership with Gershman, Brickner and Bratton Inc. (GBB) and Smithers Apex. The full agenda and registraiton information are available at www.REWConference.com.