A Busy Week of Events for Harvest
May 18, 2012
Phew! It has been an action-packed week as Harvest participated in events and speaking engagements from coast to coast. Here are some of the highlights:
Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13
Harvest donated soil and hosted a booth at EPIC in Vancouver BC. Kids had fun planting chard, parsley and green onions in the Kids’ Gardening Workshop. It was a great way to usher in the next generation!
Monday, May 14
On Monday, Harvest participated in the EPA Technology Market Summit. VP for Governmental Affairs Wayne Davis spoke in a special focus session on biodigesters and biogas entitled “Getting Projects Done: An Industry Perspective” with the American Biogas Council (ABC).
In connection with the Summit, the EPA published an excellent Case Study Primer for Participant Discussion: Biodigesters and Biogas.
Monday evening CEO Paul Sellew was featured on Emily Rooney’s show on WGBH with Ian Bowles. Great commentary by Paul and Ian begins at 3:07 in the clip, and yes, we informed the station that it’s “Sellew.” We’ve posted the clip on our Video Gallery – have you watched it yet?
Tuesday, May 15
On Tuesday Harvest co-sponsored a reception with ABC to honor Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson as a champion of the biogas industry. During his two terms in the Senate, Nelson has a strong record of supporting and encouraging bioenergy and biogas. In 2002 he helped establish the first energy title in a Farm Bill, and in 2005, he helped pass into law the renewable fuels standard (RFS).
Wednesday, May 16
On Wednesday, CEO Paul Sellew spoke at the Anaerobic Digestion Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Paul presented how Harvest incorporates organic diversion, renewable energy production and organic fertilizer production to provide an integrated platform to managing organics.
Across the country, Harvest was part of a panel co-sponsored by ABC and the Congressional Biomass Caucus that briefed members of Congress and their staffs! The briefing in the Rayburn House Office Building was entitled “Biogas: Perspectives on energy, environmental sustainability, and economic development.” Joining Wayne Davis on the panel were Edward Niblock of Homeland Renewable Energy, Andrew Kessler of Turning Earth, Patricia Sinicropi of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and Kerry Kelly of Waste Management.