Charles Duprey

Charles Duprey

Charles Duprey

Speaker | Naturcycle LLC

Plainville, NY |

Charles Duprey is President on Naturcycle a firm focused on the sales and marketing of compost and engineered soils throughout the Northeast. Working with a variety of private and public composters, they provide material for projects and retail use throughout our region.

He has served the Vice Chair of the Market Development Committee of the US Composting Council. Mr. Duprey consults on beneficial reuse of organics, engineered soil and stormwater projects around the country. Along with working to develop and supply some of the largest green roof and engineered soil projects in the Northeast. Mr. Duprey has a BS and BA from Syracuse University and resides in Upstate New York.

Session Code: 3D

Track: Marketing and Use

Session Name: Compost and Climate Resilient Landscapes – A USCC Collaboration with the American Society of Landscape Architects

Session Time: Wednesday, February 7, 4:15 – 5:45 PM

Presentation Title: Compost Standards and the Basics of Specification

Presentation Description: The Compost Research and Education Foundation (CREF) and the University of Minnesota embarked on research to better understand the best uses of compost in stormwater bioretention media and identify compost characteristics that are most impactful to the success of these systems. It is critical for manufacturers, specifiers, end users, and regulators to understand these best uses so users can understand what performs well, suppliers can make a high-quality compost product, and designers can specify and receive a product best suited for the application. To achieve this, the University of Minnesota conducted a systematic literature review and a practitioner listening session to understand what is known, what questions the industry has, and what research is needed to fill knowledge gaps that will support industry use of compost in post-construction stormwater applications. This will improve bioretention performance and confidence from specifiers and end-users, minimize pollution potential, and ultimately increase acceptance and use of compost in critical green infrastructure stormwater best management practices.

Session Code: 6D

Track: STA

Session Name: STA Program Updates & Benefits

Session Time: Thursday, February 8, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Presentation Title: Compost Certification Program Comparsion

Presentation Description: Coming soon