City of San Jose to host 2014 Renewable Energy from Waste Conference

City of San Jose to host 2014 Renewable Energy from Waste Conference

Nov. 18-20 event will include tours of waste processing and conversion facilities.

February 17, 2014

The Recycling Today Media Group, publisher of Renewable Energy from Waste magazine, together with Smithers Apex and Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc., are pleased to announce the dates and location for the second Renewable Energy From Waste Conference. Following the overwhelming success of the 2013 event, the Renewable Energy From Waste (REW) Conference has been firmly established as the premier event for the rapidly developing and dynamic waste conversion industry. This year, the city of San Jose, Calif., will serve as the host for the event, taking place Nov. 18–20, 2014, at the Hilton by Doubletree.

While demand for energy and chemicals continues to rise, we also are facing unprecedented levels of natural resource scarcity and rising costs. As a result, capturing the resource potential of waste streams is gaining accelerated importance and fuelling an industry with incredible growth potential. This growth is facilitated by renewable energy policy, increased funding availability, revenue potential and landfill policy alongside associated costs.

The Renewable Energy From Waste Conference brings together those operating a wide range of waste conversion technologies, including gasification, anaerobic digestion, refuse-derived fuel and plastics to oil to discuss everything from the economics of waste conversion, operational advice and case studies to the legislative climate for conversion technologies. This diverse program is augmented by tours of San Jose’s world-class waste processing and conversion facilities, as The Newby Island Resource Recovery Park and Zero Waste Energy Development Co. (ZWEDC) open their doors to delegates of the Renewable Energy From Waste Conference this fall.

“The city of San Jose’s Environmental Services Department is both honored and excited to serve as the host community for the conference,” says Environmental Services Deputy Director Jo Zientek, who oversaw San Jose’s overhaul of its commercial waste system, leading to a tripling of its commercial recycling rate. “We can count on the REW Conference to facilitate the information exchange that helps those of us in the waste management community learn from each other and become more successful in our endeavors. We look forward to working with the REW team on the conference and to showcasing world-class waste recovery facilities in San Jose.”

The conference attracts waste generators, the government sector, waste management firms, recycling firms, energy and chemical producers and equipment and technology suppliers for insights into financials, market trends and opportunities and technology developments.

Jim Keefe, publisher of the Recycling Today Media Group, says, “The forthcoming conference will equip organizations with the contacts, information and strategies that allow you to capitalize on this fast-growing market.”

For more information, contact Marianne Vold at or at 207-781-9605207-781-9605 or visit

About Renewable Energy From Waste magazine
Published by the Recycling Today Media Group, the magazine is a dedicated resource for this rapidly developing waste-to-energy  field. Established in 1963, the group provides unique and powerful perspective on industry activities and trends. For more information, visit

About Gershman, Brickner & Bratton Inc.
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is a national solid waste management consulting firm founded in 1980 that works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling and disposal issues and assists in planning, procuring and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state and national levels for both the public and private sectors. For more information, visit

About Smithers Apex
Smithers Apex, formerly known as IntertechPira, is a global business that provides events, market research, publications and strategic and technical consulting to an expanding list of niche, emerging and high-growth industries. For more information about Smithers Apex, visit