EBC Solid Waste Management Program: Innovative Alternative Technologies to Manage Municipal Solid Waste


Date: July 20, 2018


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

Thank you to our Co-Host

Looking ahead, the management of municipal solid waste has some serious challenges in Massachusetts and the region, including an increasingly serious disposal capacity shortage as well as a recycling crisis brought on by decisions in China. Can new technology and innovation offer solutions to any of these challenges? Come and learn about leading-edge technologies and processes in municipal solid waste collection, processing, and disposal that are worthy of exploration.

Final Agenda – EBC Solid Waste Management Program – Innovative Alternative Technologies to Manage Municipal Solid Waste

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.



Program Co-Chairs:

  • Gretchen Carey, LEED Green Associate, Recycling & Organics Coordinator, Republic Services
  • Thomas Mackie, Esq., Vice Chair, Strategic Planning, EBC Board of Directors; Managing Shareholder, Mackie Shea, P.C.

Speaker Agenda:

New Market Opportunities for Waste and Recycling in New England

  • Craig Stuart-Paul, Chief Executive, Fiberight

Layered Approach: Recycling Organics and Managing Municipal Solid Waste to Highest and Best Use

  • Debra Darby, Program & Marketing Director, Organix Solutions

Renescience- An Enzymatic Approach to the Recycling of Mixed Waste

  • Simon Chignell, Head of Project Development – United States, Ørsted Green Waste Solutions

Innovation in Separation: Untapped value from MSW

  • Peter Vinall, Co-Founder & President, Sustane Technologies

The Tinghu District Solid Waste Master Plan: Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province, China

  • George Aronson, Principal, CommonWealth Resource Management Corporation (CRMC)

Synova’s Solution for Waste-to-Energy

  • Bram van der Drift, Chief Technology Officer, Synova Power

A Powerful & Intelligent Robotic Revolution

  • Rainer Rehn, Chief Compliance Officer, ZenRobotics Ltd.

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Thomas Mackie of Mackie Shea, P.C.

Attendee List

Rachel Ackerman MassCEC Senior Manager
Dave Afonso Rehrig Pacific Northeast Environmental Territory Manager
Matt Antonacci Murphy Road Recycling
Robert Beaudoin Lexington Dept. of Public Works Supt. of Enviromental Services
DAVID BODENDORF Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority Senior Environmental Engineer
James Butler Simplicity Engineering NE Inc VP
Diane Calvin Food Scape Director
Kevin Cameron Sustane Technologies VP Business Development
Brian Card RIRRC Director of Engineering
Samuel Chapin Brown and Caldwell Managing Engineer
John Clark HDR Sr Project Manager
Fred Confalone Waste Management Business Development
Scott Coulombe Genesis Industrial Group VP-Business Development-Anaerobic Digestion
Timothy Cusson Parallel Products VP
Vithal Deshpande City of Somerville Environmental Coordinato
Jerry Dugan ABC Disposal Service Inc General Manager
Dwight Dunk Epsilon Associates, Inc. Principal
Michael Elliott MassDEP Environmental Analyst
John Fischer Massachusetts DEP Branch Chief, Waste & Toxics Planning
Terri Goldberg NEWMOA Executive Director
Rick Golden Fiberight LLC Board Member
Julia Greene MassDEP Municipal Assistance Coordinator
Duane Himes Weston & Sampson Associate
Gene Kiesel Parallel Products President
Alan Kirschner Brown and Caldwell Vice President
Carl Knowlton Fiberight LLC Director of Asset Management
Christine LeBlanc Greater New Bedford Regional Refuse Mgt District District Committee
Inga Lermontov-Hoit RIRRC Senior Project Engineer
Derek Long Sanborn Head & Associates Senior Project Engineer
R. Stephen Lynch MSW Consultants Senior Executive Consultant
Thomas McCarthy Veolia North America Director Business Development
James McQuade MassDEP CERO Solid Waste Section Chief
Ron Mennella New Bedford Waste Service / ABC Disposal Service Controller
Nick Mucci Clean Earth Inc Mgr Bus Dvlp
Jonathan Murray Murphy Road Recycling Director of Operations
Michael Natola Covanta Sr. Director Finance
Mike Penney GeoInsight, Inc. Senior Engineer
Scott Peterson Covanta Energy Market Area VP
Brian Postale Mass DEP Manager o Engineering  & Permiting
Brian Postale MassDEP
Dale Raczynski Epsilon Associates, Inc. Principal
Rainer Rain Zen Robotics President
Marian Rambelle Newton Solid Waste Commission Chair
Jared Rhodes RI Resource Recovery Director of Policy and Programs
Adam Roy CMA Engineers
Patrick Ryan Cal Investments LLC Project Analyst
Jena Shaw Sanborn Head & Associates Project Engineer
Nicholas Stefkovich Republic Services Market Vice President
Mike Taranovich Proterra Recycling Systems VP of Sales, Partner
Harshraj Thakor MassDEP SERO Environmental Engineer
Jeff Tucker Plexus Recycling Technologies VP
Keith Van Scotter Sustane Technologies U.S. Development and Operations
Peter Vinall Sustane Technologies President and Co-Founder
Tony Wespiser Weston & Sampson Senior Project Manager
David Weyburn Genesis Industrial Group Managing Director
Matthew Young MSW Power Corporation CEO


The available presentations from the EBC Solid Waste Management Program: Innovative Alternative Technologies to Manage Municipal Solid Waste completed on July 20, 2018, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Solid Waste Management Program – Innovative Alternative Technologies to Manage Municipal Solid Waste

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