Sacramento, Calif. (January 15, 2014)—Evan Edgar has been named CEO of Organic Waste Solutions (OWS), a newly formed, Sacramento, California-based sustainability consulting firm that focuses on managing organic waste with innovative, closed loop technologies and sustainable problem
“Our core business at OWS is helping companies profitably manage their organic waste. California regulations dictate the dramatic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and beyond. Governor Brown’s budget proposes to invest $30 million of the Cap and Trade auction proceeds into clean composting and organic waste-to-energy projects and $200 million for low carbon transportation. We believe these incentives will create a strong demand for firms such as OWS with the expertise to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by diverting organic materials away from landfills through the conversion of food waste and green waste into compost and carbon negative fuel,” says Edgar.
“We launched OWS to develop community-scale carbon neutral resource recovery facilities that integrate clean technologies and organic feedstocks,” says Edgar. “These biomass and anaerobic digestion sites will accept local, organic waste and then process it into renewable energy, carbon negative fuel and clean compost—all while reducing GHG emissions. We believe these smaller scale facilities are less intrusive facilities and are the future to manage waste resources locally.”
Edgar has 30 years of experience in all aspects of solid waste management as principal of Edgar & Associates, Inc., an environmental engineering firm. He has advocated for green energy incentives, compost market development and greenhouse gas reduction policies before legislative committees, regulatory agencies and local commissions on issues involving the collection, hauling, processing and composting of urban green and yard waste and food waste. He has advised private industry, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations on recycling and organic waste project development matters.
Edgar served as the Director of Regulatory Affairs for the California Refuse Recycling Council (CRRC), a California non-profit trade association representing the interests of over 100 solid waste management companies involved in collecting, hauling, processing, recycling, composting and landfilling organic waste. Edgar co-founded the California Compost Quality Council and the California Compost Coalition.
OWS clients include CoolPlanet Biofuels, Phoenix Biomass Energy Inc. and BioCNG.
For more information, go to www.OrganicWasteSolutions.com, or contact Edgar at 916-739-1767, evan@OrganicWasteSolutions.com.