EPIC Energy Seminar: Opportunities for Growth in the BioEnergy Sector

March 21, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
EPIC G256

Opportunities for Growth in the BioEnergy Sector
Speaker: Beth Anne Clark
Project Development Manager, Blue Sphere Corporation

Abstract
There is tremendous growth opportunity in the BioEnergy sector. In fact, North Carolina ranks 3rd in the country in biogas potential in the country. Come hear about how Blue Sphere Corporation is leading the way in Waste to Energy (WTE) project development, harnessing the inherent value of our waste streams to power our world. In this presentation you will learn about the global problems addressed by WTE technology, and Blue Sphere’s business model for bringing this technology to the U.S. and abroad. With a spotlight on anaerobic digestion, we will learn about the technology behind Blue Sphere’s Charlotte facility. The largest facility of it’s kind in the country, it is designed to generate 5.2 megawatts of electricity which is enough to power 2,500 homes and businesses year round. You will learn about policy drivers, strategic partnerships, and our focus on the agricultural waste resources prevalent here in NC. Finally we will take a look at how to derive the greatest value from biogas resources and evaluate where the BioEnergy market is headed.

About the Speaker
Beth Anne has 30 years’ experience in waste management, recycling, and corporate sustainability. She has acted as an advisor for municipal waste to energy projects and has been active in energy efficiency market development. Past roles include Executive Director of the Carolinas EcoCrescent, Director of the Sustainable Business Leadership Forum, Clean Energy Campaign Manager Sierra Club International, and Environmental Services Manager for Goodwill Industries. Beth has served on the Mecklenburg County Waste Management Advisory Board, Central Piedmont Community College Sustainability Advisory Board and is currently on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association. As Principal of Sustainable Visions Consulting, her focus on food waste prevention and utilization led her to Blue Sphere where she currently is Manager Eastern U.S. Project Development, focused on anaerobic digestion technology. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.