Jake Saavedra

Jake Saavedra

Jake Saavedra

Speaker/Workshop Instructor | Green Mountain Technologies

Bainbridge Island, WA | jake@compostingtechnology.com

Jake is Chief Technology Officer at Green Mountain Technologies, heading up the controls engineering team and coordinating hardware and software development.

Since joining Green Mountain Technologies in 2017 Jake has designed and commissioned control systems for over 50 composting facilities. He uses his industry knowledge to push the cutting edge of IoT (Internet of Things) technologies to make the composting industry more accessible and modernized. Jake is also a certified UL electrical panel technician and oversees the production of all our control panels in GMT’s UL panel shop. Out of the office, Jake enjoys getting into the mountains, and pursuing his love of food by foraging in the abundant NW forests and connecting with the local food networks at farmers markets.

Session Code: C4

Track: Operator

Session Name: Pathogen Testing, Control and Response

Session Time: Thursday, Jan 26, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Presentation Title: IIOT Innovations for Odor and Fire Prevention

Presentation Description: The industrial internet of things (IIOT) has vastly expanded its offerings in the private sector over recent years driving the development of products relevant to the composting industry. Innovative devices are reaching the market with the potential to reduce operating costs, improve efficiency, and harness data for compliance validation. During this talk, the presenter will discuss the how following three products can aid in operations management, automation, safety, and compliance.

Weather stations
Fire detection devices
Smoke detection devices

The presenter will discuss the use of these devices to automate processes and present specific use cases in which these products streamline operations and data collection at current composting facilities. The operational and technical challenges of integrating current fire and smoke detection devices into a composting environment will also be discussed and new solutions to these challenges will be presented.

Workshop Time: Tuesday, January 24, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Workshop Title: Adding Food Waste to your Compost Facility

Workshop Description: This intensive and interactive one-day training will cover the basic concepts, practices and “how to’s” of commercial compost production. The course will provide a broad foundation for novice compost operators, managers and regulators and will refresh veteran composters on the underlying scientific principles. Subjects will include: Basic principles of composting, process insights, facility design and management, feedstock properties, qualities of compost, odor control, major processing methods, and an overview of markets for compost.