E2Tech Forums & Events

E2Tech provides a monthly forum series (Sept-June) that seeks to provide timely information about Maine's clean technology sector. E2Tech also hosts periodic networking events to foster business-to-business opportunities within Maine's clean tech economy. Additionally, preceding each forum, a 45 minute block of time is reserved for networking. We hope you can join us. 

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 16, 2014
    • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Jewett Hall Auditorium, 77 Fort Road, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland

    Although recycling paper, plastics, and glass has become second nature to most Mainers, there are operating and proposed efforts underway to further reduce our solid waste stream by diverting organics and residuals from landfills and energy recovery facilities. Casella is providing new technologies and services to manage Maine's residual waste streams. Garbage to Garden is collecting organic wastes from residences in the Greater Portland area and returning high-quality compost to its customers. ecomaine recently completed a comprehensive study to determine the feasibility of collecting residential organic wastes on a larger scale. Maine Standard Biofuels is collecting oils and greases and producing biofuels that are being used in vehicles for some of Maine’s largest delivery fleets.

    Speakers representing these businesses and others will explore what is being done to address the top of the Waste Hierarchy pyramid: Reduction, Reuse, Recycling, and Composting, with a specific focus on organics.

    Speaker Panel:

    Jay Kilbourn, Vice President, Casella Organics

    Jay will provide an overview of an often overlooked segment of the organic waste stream, "Residuals", whose quantities dwarf MSW, food scraps and traditional recyclables and offer many opportunities to reduce, recycle, reuse, compost and digest. Using a comprehensive Resource Management perspective and relevant case studies, Jay will illustrate how we can minimize the waste generated upstream, maximize recycling and reuse downstream, and create nutrient and carbon recycling, while reducing costs.

    Andrew Carpenter, Principal, Northern Tilth

    Andrew authored an Organics Recycling Feasibility Study for ecomaine and will draw on his findings to examine the market and economics of organic waste management systems, including the make-up of the solid waste stream, collection processes, existing capacity, composting, and anaerobic digestion.

    Kendall Hinkley, Community Outreach, Garbage to Garden

    In two short years, Garbage to Garden is already serving nearly 15 percent of Portland homes - picking up food scraps and delivering high-quality compost – and is growing its business and events services. Kendall will discuss the company’s strong expansion plans, impacts on the communities it serves, and its relationships with both partners and other waste management entities.

    Alex Pine, Maine Standard Biofuels

    Since 2007, Maine Standard Biofuels has been collecting used food oils from restaurants, refining into clean burning biodiesel, and distributing in bulk for transportation and home heating uses. Alex will discuss the company’s role as both a producer and consumer of organic wastes, taking into account the interconnections of biological processes and the partnerships that allow them to succeed in creating a product that is both competitively priced and environmentally friendly.

    Pat Coughlin, Principal, St. Germain Collins (moderator)

    Directions and parking information can be found here. Attendees will not need guests parking permits.



    • Thursday, November 20, 2014
    • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, USM
    Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc.

    Many commercial and industrial processes can lead to contamination of the environment with hazardous substances. Fortunately, there are also many Maine companies with specialized experience in removal of these contaminants from soil, groundwater, sediment, surface water and other environmental media. 

    This panel represents just a sampling of those companies and environmental remediation technologies and processes they bring in to tackle some tough and dirty jobs and decide “how clean is clean?”

    E2Tech will also hold its annual meeting.
    • Larry Fitzgerald, TRC Environmental Corp. – Petroleum and hazardous chemicals
    What are the technical limitations, benefits and costs, human health and environmental risks, regulatory compliance, and sustainability issues related to site cleanups? We will respond to these questions based on petroleum releases and other hazardous materials and contaminants of concern at sites throughout the northeast. Is the answer different depending on whom is paying the bill? How much energy do you expend to clean a site versus the environmental benefit?
    • John Sevee, Sevee & Maher (invited) & Jeff Talbert, Preti & Flaherty – Mercury
    The Mallinckrodt facility, formerly known as HoltraChem, sits on 235 acres on the banks of the Penobscot River in Orrington, Maine and is the largest remediation site in the State. The Maine BEP Compliance Order for the site requires the removal or maintenance of five landfills; the removal of contaminated soils, sediments, and contaminated structures; and the treatment of groundwater and surface water. Mercury pollution deposited through the Penobscot River could threaten the area’s fishing and tourism industries. Speakers will discuss what is now the largest environmental remediation project in Maine.
    • Pat Coughlin, St. Germain Collins – Dioxin
    How "clean is clean” when dealing with cleanup levels for dioxin at the parts per trillion levels? Utility poles often contain dioxin in the mix of chemicals used to treat the poles, and drips from those poles contaminate pole storage yards over time. With extensive transmission systems across New England, the cleanup of historical pole storage yards can vary widely depending on which state the site is located. Along with providing information on the chemical characteristics and regulatory status of dioxin, St.Germain Collins will discuss innovative and cost-effective field testing for dioxin in the face of different regulatory oversight and rules in Maine, New Hampshire in Vermont.

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Past events

Friday, September 12, 2014 Heat of the Moment: Plans from State Officials, Energy Companies, and Maine's Next Governor
Thursday, September 04, 2014 Energy, Cleantech, & the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Summer Networking Event at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Thursday, June 26, 2014 The Solid Waste Hierarchy: Waste-to-Energy & the Brighter Side of Landfills
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Navigating the Northeastern Cleantech Cluster Through Wind, Water & Woods
Thursday, June 05, 2014 Innovation Engineering Workshop
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Energy, Environmental & Economic Policy in an Election Year
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Take a Load Off: Distributed Generation and Microgrids
Monday, March 24, 2014 Cleantech Open Northeast: Maine Info Session & Networking
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Regional Electric Grid & Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges
Thursday, February 27, 2014 Reinventing Maine's Pulp, Paper & Forest Products Industries
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 E2Tech Winter Networking Event
Thursday, January 16, 2014 Maine's Offshore Wind Project Update
Thursday, December 19, 2013 Brunswick Landing- Accelerating an Innovative & Renewable Future
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Modernization of Maine's Mining Rules & Development
Thursday, October 24, 2013 Maine's Petroleum Market-Economics, Technology & Transportation
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Cleantech Open Northeast
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Sustainable Bioplastics Council of Maine's Plants to Products Forum
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Maine's Environmental Policy Update
Friday, September 13, 2013 Perfect Pitch-Accelerating Success Workshop
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Maine's New Energy Policy
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Sustainable Food Production in Maine: A Four-Course Primer
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 The Maine Drain: Stormwater Management Strategies and Solutions
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Climate Change Adaptation: The Maine Response to Planning, Economic, & Engineering Challenges
Thursday, March 21, 2013 Maine Energy & Environmental Policy: Priorities for the 126th Legislature
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Building & Growing the Clean Tech Sector
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 E2Tech Winter Networking Event
Thursday, January 17, 2013 The Friendly Shark Tank: Financial Resources for Businesses & Entrepreneurs
Thursday, December 13, 2012 In the Loop - Geothermal Energy in Maine's Homes & Businesses
Thursday, November 15, 2012 E2Tech Annual Meeting: Celebrating Member Success Stories
Thursday, October 25, 2012 Electric & Natural Gas Vehicles: Reducing Maine's Oil Dependence
Thursday, September 20, 2012 10th Anniversary Dinner
Thursday, September 13, 2012 U.S. Senate Candidate Debate
Thursday, June 21, 2012 June 21st Forum - Tidal Energy & Maine’s International Growth Opportunity
Thursday, June 07, 2012 E2Tech Networking Evening
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 21st Century Maine: Warmer, Wetter, Wilder
Thursday, May 17, 2012 May 17th Forum - Sustainable Buildings & Site Development Trends in Maine
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 April 10th Forum - UMAINE: Clean Tech Innovation Partner
Thursday, March 29, 2012 March 29th Networking Evening
Thursday, March 15, 2012 March 15th Forum - 2012 ME Environmental & Energy Policy (Augusta)
Thursday, February 16, 2012 Feb 16th Forum - E2Tech Myth Busters
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Clean Tech Collaborative
Thursday, January 19, 2012 Jan 19th Forum - Financing Maine's Clean Tech Sector
Thursday, December 15, 2011 Dec 15th Forum - Efficiency Maine: A Track Record of Success & the Road Ahead
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Nov 15th - Building Maine's Clean Tech Corridor
Thursday, November 03, 2011 Nov 3rd Event - Explore Brunswick's Future Renewable Energy Center
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Oct 26th Forum - Maine's Evolving Wind Energy Resource
Thursday, October 20, 2011 Oct 20th Forum - Restoring Urban Impaired Streams in Maine
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