I3F Events – San Francisco Bay Area
Summer 2018 (TBA) in San Francisco
Waste-to-Value Forum 2018
The Circular, Impact & Inclusion Economy
The Impact Innovation Investor Forum (I3F) series focus on issues and opportunities with renewables for clean energy, resource efficiency (eliminating waste and pollution), water, industrial materials, and/or sustainable agriculture.
ABOUT: This third event in the series presents and discusses the state of Waste-to-Value (W2V), one of the fastest-growing and more important industries of our current economy, comprised of at least four sub-industries:
(1) Waste-to-Energy (more), including low-carbon/clean energy fuels, electricity, energy storage, process heat and efficiency solutions like LED lighting
(2) Waste-to-materials recovery and conversion (“trash” or residues from other processes into products of value such as bioplastics, biochar/carbon drawdown, minerals, green chemistry inputs, etc.)
(3) Waste stream management
(4) Biomass Waste-to-Fertilizer conversion, for sustainable and/or regenerative agriculture and other products.
See below for the agenda or contact us to propose a presentation, sponsorship or other collaboration.
Investors, Asset Managers, Gatekeepers
CleanTech Innovators & Entrepreneurs
Risk Managers and Underwriters
Social Impact Entrepreneurs
Innovative Industrial Solutions to food/water/energy/materials
Farmers & Food Processors
Biorefinery and MRF (Materials Recovery Facilities) owner/operators
Municipal solid waste managers, landfill operators, solid waste authorities
Professional Services providers, consultants, educators, financial intermediaries
“Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting.
We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value.”
TIME & DATE:
Pre-Forum Workshops: 9am-12 and 1:30-6pm, tentatively, May 2018
Forum: 10:00am-4:30pm | Dinner from 7-9pm
TIME & LOCATION: To Be Announced
San Francisco, CA [ directions ]
Program to include
- Keynote Presentations
- Featured Company Presentations
- Panel Discussions and Debates (nominate topics)
Pre-Forum Workshops (proposed … what would you prefer, if not these?)
- Project Finance 101 — how to successfully initiate, de-risk and fund renewables projects.
Strategies and best practices for capital formation, all stages and technology paths welcome.
- Carbon Management — what are the best methods of GHG mitigation and carbon sequestration? What materials and technical pathways deliver the greatest impacts? Can current technologies go beyond slowing the rate of carbon emissions and begin to reverse the trend? What about carbon credits and other incentives?
Awards Dinner (Fri., 10 Nov) featuring selected pitch contest finalists … stay tuned for updates (join our e-list)
More “Trash Talk” — the need for radical innovation and capital for project development:
- U.S. waste generation per capita is now 4.5 lbs/day, nearly double 1960 levels
- Over 60% of solid waste still goes directly into landfills
- Water supplies and natural resources are on the decline
- Consumer behavior (serious conservation) is difficult to change
- Industry itself is change resistant
- There are many more companies deserving investment than ever… but why do so few actually get financed? More and more capital is “parked” for lack of high-quality deals, with most of it seeking $500m or larger transactions. I3F and its partners, sponsors, and affiliates help bridge this gap. Join us!
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