Keeping it Green: Recycling Waste to Resources

Date: 
Tue, 2013-08-13 09:00 - 16:30
Short description: 

Keeping it Green: Recycling Waste to Resources Field Day

Event Location: 
MSU Pavilion

http://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?folder=adrec

Michigan State University (MSU) and Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) will host the Keeping it Green: Recycling Waste to Resources day on August 13, 2013. This event will showcase campus-based projects focused on reducing and reusing organic waste. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the MSU Livestock Pavilion. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 4:30 p.m. Transportation throughout the day and lunch will be provided.

The new South Campus Anaerobic Digester system will be unveiled in the morning, and presentations will be given detailing the planning process, feedstock sources, how digestate is managed and how the project impacts campus energy and sustainability. Following lunch, participants will have tour the University Farms composting facility, Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center (ADREC), MSU Recycling, T.B. Simon Power Plant and the Student Organic Farm. While at each location, participants will be exposed to ongoing research and demonstration scale projects. 

Registration is $20 per person in advance and may be completed by clicking on the green link above. Registration is also available onsite the morning of the event at a cost of $30 per person.

MSU Livestock Pavilion
4301 Farm Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824

 

Keeping it Green: Recycling Waste to Resources

Agenda

9:00 a.m.

Registration

Livestock Pavilion

9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks & System Introduction

Livestock Pavilion

9:45 a.m.

Coffee Break / Load Buses

Livestock Pavilion

10:00 a.m.

Unveiling and Ribbon Cutting of the new Anaerobic Digester

ADREC

10:30 a.m.

Anaerobic digestion at MSU

·         Planning, Design & Operation

o   How to integrate this into an existing campus, farm and management system

o   Regulatory

o   System type

o   Daily activities (time lased video showing feedstock deliveries)

·         Feedstock

o   Housing & Food Service

o   Recycling

o   Meijer

o   FOG

·         Digestate

o   Solid liquid separation

o   Compost

o   Algae

o   Land application & nutrient management

·         Energy & Sustainability

o   Energy use

o   Carbon impact

o   Land fill diversion

o   Value added research

 

ADREC

11:45 a.m.

Load Buses

ADREC

12:00 p.m.

Lunch

University Farms

12:45 p.m.

Load Buses

University Farms

1:00 p.m.

Groups will rotate through the following four stops. Each stop will last around 35 minutes.

 

 

Composting at MSU

·          MSU System (manure, food, and other feedstocks)

·         Animal tissues (mortality and meats lab byproducts)

·         Compost Pelletizing & Specialty Products

ADREC Site

·         ADREC high bay

·         Hybrid Biorefinery – CIG grant (make biodiesel, run presses, etc)

·         Biomass pelletizing

·         Air quality

 

Recycling and Power Plant

·         Biomass Combustion, MSU Power Plant

·         Phyco2 Flue Gas/Algae System

·         MSU Recycling

 

Student Organic Farm

·         Student Organic Farm - utilizing waste products and resources

·         Vermiculture

·         Bailey Program, Brody & West Circle, CSA

 

 

4:30 p.m.

Program Ends

MSU Livestock Pavilion

      

 

Anaerobic digester ribbon-cutting ceremony date set

The South Campus Anaerobic Digester (SCAD) ribbon-cutting will take place on the campus of Michigan State University (MSU) Aug. 13. The ribbon-cutting by MSU officials will officially kick-start the operations of SCAD. On the same day, MSU and MSU Extension will host the “Keeping it Green: Recycling Waste to Resources” field day, which will highlight this and other campus-based projects focused on reducing and reusing organic waste. Participants will tour the SCAD, the University Farms composting facility, the Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center (ADREC), MSU Recycling, the T.B. Simon Power Plant and the Student Organic Farm. 

 

Anaerobic digestion is a biological process that converts organic materials (called feedstocks) in the absence of oxygen (anaerobic conditions) into biogas. Methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) are the primary gaseous components of biogas. Biogas can be burned to generate electricity and heat (steam), or purified and compressed for use as natural gas.

 

The on-campus digester project will provide many benefits, including renewable energy, emissions reduction, landfill and wastewater diversion, and enhanced fertilizer with few weed seeds and first-year-available plant nutrients.

 

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the MSU Livestock Pavilion, and the tours will end at 4:30 p.m. Registration received before Aug. 5 costs $20. On-site registration costs $30. Both fees include lunch. For agenda and registration, visit http://goo.gl/iDjyK or call 517-884-7081. For additional information, contact Dennis Pennington at pennin34@msu.eduor 269-838-8265.