Menu

In the News

Page 1 of 41234

Delve Deep into Issues at the FREE Online Renewable Energy from Waste Conference!

 

The October 2-4 conference has become a FREE virtual event.

We're going through a difficult time in the state of Florida and many in the southeastern U.S. Relief agencies, governments, residents and industry continue the cleanup and rebuilding process as a result of Hurricane Irma.

Unfortunately, southwest Florida and Fort Myers, Florida, where the 2017 Renewable Energy from Waste (REW) Conference was to be held Oct. 2-4, was one of the areas most affected by the disaster. Lee County, which includes Fort Myers, was scheduled to host a facility tour and give a presentation during the conference.

The Recycling Today Media Group, the REW Conference organizer, has decided that because of the storm damage and ongoing recovery efforts, it will change the format to a FREE virtual conference for 2017. This means attendees will be able to participate from their own offices virtually, avoiding travel to the affected region.

While attending online, you will be able to hear from experts during eight separate panels, over two days. There's no doubt that you will gain useful perspectives and better understanding of successful operations. Who knows? You just might gain that kernel of information that makes the difference between success and failure of your latest project.

This event, created by Waste Today and Recycling Today Events, in association with Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB), is the leading convention exclusively centered around waste conversion.

The REW Conference provides attendees with information on a wide variety of options – because no one waste conversion technology or fuel product is the solution for everyone. At this conference, you'll hear about technologies that handle various waste streams, from organics to industrial to municipal solid waste. Beyond the technologies themselves, you'll hear about the planning, permitting and market conditions that are essential to successful projects.

That is why the REW Conference has become firmly established as the premier event for this rapidly developing and dynamic waste conversion industry. No other event delves as deep into the issues or offers the insights that the REW Conference continues to provide each year.

When: October 3-4, 2017
Where: Following Hurricane Irma, the conference originally planned to be in Fort Myers, FL, has become a free virtual online event.
Who Should Attend: Any business, waste and recycling firm, or government official trying to understand how energy recovery can be part of a waste diversion program will want to attend.

[Program Agenda]  [Current List of Speakers] [Info, Overview, and Registration]

Conference Program

Two days of sessions will cover a wide range of topics critical to understanding the industry, including:

  • Waste Conversion Industry Update
  • Lessons from Abroad
  • Developing Domestic Refuse-Derived Fuel Processing Systems and Creating Demand
  • Closing the Loop with RNG
  • The Lee County, FL Success Story
  • Expanding Integrated Waste Management Systems Toward a Circular Economy
  • Tech Talks
  • Corporate Success with Waste Conversion

We hope that you will attend!


Produced by:

Recycling Today GBB-logo-Pantone208

Solid Waste Conversion Technologies Session in Boston Metro Area

On March 27, GBB President Harvey Gershman will be in Framingham, MA, at the SWANA Southern New England Recycling and Solid Waste Conference, co-located with the MASSRecycle R3 Conference, to talk about the latest solid waste conversion technologies, projects and trends. Visit MASSRecycle's website for more info and to register for the event.

 

Renewable Energy from Waste Conference Podcast Series: Harvey Gershman

REW Podcast - Harvey Gershman

Listen to GBB President Harvey Gershman providing some insight into the practical information that will be covered during the pre-conference workshop, "From Concept to Reality – Waste Conversion Project Implementation," held in advance of the Renewable Energy from Waste Conference, November 14-16 in Long Beach, California.

GBB Co-Organizes the Renewable Energy from Waste Summer School Series – Anaerobic Digestion Webinars

Renewable Energy from WasteGBB has once again partnered with Renewable Energy from Waste (REW) magazine, to offer a series of webinars to help operators and project developers get the most value out of existing and proposed anaerobic digestion facilities.

The REW Summer School Series: Anaerobic Digestion, will provide key insights into the process of anaerobic digestion imperative to municipalities and companies deploying this anaerobic digestion as a way to capture value from a variety of organic waste streams. This three-part series provides key insights into how to make this technology profitable from the organic material introduced to the system to the final gas and digestate products produced.

Sign up for one or more sessions in this series and listen from the convenience of your office as speakers share how anaerobic digestion can create value for your operation and how the technology can vary from input to output.

Looking Forward to WASTECON! GBB Exhibiting, Presenting and Co-Sponsoring SWANA’s Young Professionals Booth

SWANA Young ProfessionalsWASTECON is right around the corner, on August 22-25, 2016, in Indianapolis, IN. GBB is proud to once again co-sponsor the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)’s Young Professionals (YP) booth. Since 1980, GBB mentored and empowered dozens of young professionals who joined the firm as consultants or as part of the internship program. The internship program has provided opportunities to motivated individuals to acquire hands-on experience in the solid waste management industry, further their knowledge in the environmental field, and work with GBB consultants.

Additionally, GBB will be at booth #1219, right next to the break zone, and speak/moderate at thefollowing sessions:

  • GBB WASTECON booth"Waste-to-Energy on a Very Small Scale: The Metlakatla Indian Community Experience" 
    John Carlton, P.E., BCEE (Speaker)
    Tuesday, August 23 at 5pm
  • "Waste-to-Energy Lessons Learned: A 30-Year Evaluation on Why Projects Succeeded or Failed" 
    Harvey Gershman (Speaker)
    Wednesday, August 24 at 10:15am
  • "Yard Waste Composting Versus Landfill Gas Recovery: The Iowa Story: What Really Happened" 
    John Carlton, P.E., BCEE (Moderator)
    Wednesday, August 24 at 10:15am
  • "The Measure of Success: How to Measure Recycling Program Success in the Era of the Changing Ton" 
    John Carlton, P.E., BCEE (Speaker)
    Thursday, August 25 at 10:15am

See press release announcing the co-sponsorship of the SWANA YP booth.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Renewable Energy from Waste Conference: Premier Waste Conversion Industry Event

Renewable Energy from Waste Conference 2016

Now in its fourth year, the Renewable Energy from Waste (REW) Conference will take place November 14-16, 2016 in Long Beach, CA. Established to provide the latest information for the rapidly developing and dynamic waste conversion industry, REW Conference is designed to broaden attendees’ understanding of waste conversion technologies and the market trends that are critical to the development of new projects. More than 30 experts will share case studies and real-world experience in planning, implementing and operating successful projects during the 2016 event. We hope to see you there!

When: November 14-16, 2016
Where: The Westin Long Beach, CA

The event is an ideal environment for key industry players to learn, network, and exchange ideas, the conference provides deep insights into technology, markets and application of the technologies that can provide solutions to waste problems. Any business, waste and recycling firm, or government official trying to understand how energy recovery can be part of a waste diversion program will want to attend.

View the Program Agenda

Register Now!

More Info, Overview, and Registration

GBB on the Program:

  • Harvey Gershman

    • Pre-Conference Workshop
    • "Waste Conversion Market Update"
    • Conference Takeaways
  • Steve Simmons

    • "Advancing Gasification and Pyrolysis"
  • Ljupka Arsova

    • ​"Opportunities in Biogas"

Conference Program

Two full days of sessions will cover a wide range of topics critical to understanding the industry, including:

  • The role of waste-to-energy in the circular economy;
  • National, state and local market outlooks;
  • Fuel processing innovations;
  • Structuring effective public-private partnerships; and
  • Opportunities for biogas.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Harvey Gershman - REW 2015Attendees will also have the option to register, with a separate fee, for a half-day pre-conference workshop entitled “From Concept to Reality – Waste Conversion Project Implementation,” led and facilitated by GBB. This is a unique opportunity, for public and private-sector conference attendees, to leverage and further maximize their conference experience by learning from, and exchanging ideas with, industry experts and colleagues with similar experiences in an intimate workshop setting conducive to in-depth discussions.

The workshop will show industry professionals how to cut through the noise and provide the technology overview, permitting and financing considerations, and project procurement approaches needed to successfully implement a waste conversion project that can help your integrated solid waste management system get closer to zero waste to landfill. The afternoon will be broken down into 4 sessions:

Stephen SimmonsStatus of Waste Conversion Technologies
Stephen Simmons
GBB Vice President
Clements-80Permitting Considerations for Waste Conversion Project
Chip Clements, P.E.
President / Founder of Clements Environmental Corporation
Harvey W. GershmanConducting a Procurement and Development Process
Harvey Gershman
GBB President
May-80Involving an Investment Banker to Raise Equity and Debt
John May
Stern Brothers & Co Managing Director

Produced by:

Recycling Today   GBB-logo-Pantone208

International Compost Awareness Week

compost-postersCelebrated each year in the first full week of May, the International Compost Awareness Week is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. Visit the US Composting Council website for information about activities to be held this year.

Having worked closely with Prince William County, VA, on the upcoming innovative organic waste processing facility public-private partnership, GBB is proud to sponsor the County’s Compost Awareness Day  held as part of the week festivities!

 

Renewable Energy from Waste Conference: 3rd Edition of the Premier Event in the Waste Conversion Industry

Renewable Energy from Waste Conference

The Renewable Energy from Waste (REW) Conference has become firmly established as the premier event for the rapidly developing and dynamic waste conversion industry. No other conference delves as deep into the issues or offers the insights that the REW Conference continues to provide each year since 2013.

The 2015 edition, taking place November 16-19, in Orlando, FL, combines education, networking and tours to get the most value out of the event. See what past attendees had to say and learn what is in store for this year:

Renewable Energy from Waste Conference

The unique event provides an environment to discuss a comprehensive range of waste conversion technologies, providing critical insight into the necessary technologies, regulations, and financing options shaping the industry and to build relationships with partners to enable companies to capture value within this fastest growing sector of the waste and recycling industry.

Sessions Include 

  • Smart Business – A Look at Industrial Applications for RDF and Waste Conversion
  • An Optimal Environment – Why Waste-to-Energy Works in Florida
  • Financing in the Real World
  • Status Update – Waste Conversion Projects
  • Gasification and Advanced Biofuels are the Future

In addition to the core two days of educational sessions with presentations from more than 40 industry experts covering complex subjects and providing real-world advice, the conference features two optional events:

Workshop: Planning for success – Public Sector Planning and Implementation of Waste Conversion Projects  

This half day workshop will provide an in-depth discussion and exchange on how to approach new projects to maximize return and address the many risks that need to be considered in structuring project agreements. Speakers:

  • Harvey Gershman, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
  • Rick Sapir, Hawkins, Delafield & Wood LLC
  • Mark Hammond, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Tour: Harvest Power's Energy Garden in Orlando

Don't miss out on touring what has been described as one of the most innovative anaerobic digestion projects of its kind in North America. This facility provides waste management through its specially engineered design to codigest biosolids with food wastes from local resorts, restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, sports arenas, golf courses and the food processing community. The capacity is 130,000 tons per year with 5.4 megawatts of combined heat-and-power (CHP) output.

Register Now! More Info, Overview, and Registration

 

Produced by:

    GBB

    

GBB Celebrates 35th Anniversary

GBB - 35th AnniversaryOn August 11, 1980, Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. began operations as a solid waste management consulting firm with a passion for the environment and a desire to make a difference. Founders Harvey Gershman, Bob Brickner, and Tim Bratton believed that effective management of solid waste was an imperative that directly affected the health of our planet. In a world of limited resources, they regarded solid waste as a valuable resource that could be creatively managed while protecting our soil, air, water, and people. They considered sustainability to involve a balance among environmental, economic, and community needs. Achievement of this balance, along with cost-effective, efficient, and innovative solid waste solutions, was their passion and focus.

Thirty-five years later, this passion is still the driving force behind GBB, along with many award-winning facilities and services success stories, lessons learned, and great people met along the way.

GBB is celebrating 35 years of passion for the environment and, more importantly, 35 years of working with great employees, associates, clients, colleagues, and friends.

Thank you!

Bob, Harvey and Tim

Bob, Harvey and Tim in 2006

 

Bob Brickner to Speak at the ISWA Beacon Conference

ISWA - Bob Brickner

The second edition of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Beacon Conference, entitled “Resources from Waste: Sorting and Treatment Techniques” is taking place October 14-15, 2015, in Hamburg, Germany. As part of the “Separation of Metal from Incinerator Ash and Industrial Slags” session, Bob Brickner will make a presentation on the Incinerator ash metals recycling project at the Harrisburg, PA plant.

Learn more about the conference:

Page 1 of 41234