May 17-19 (tentative) / Virtual Meeting
“A Changing Energy Environment: Taking a Deeper Dive – Looking at a Proposed De-carbonized Future.”
This CIBO virtual conference, consisting of 12 scheduled daily two-hour focused sessions is designed to address key issues of concern to both boiler owners and operators as well as equipment suppliers, engineers and environmental compliance/permitting professionals. In everything we do at CIBO, our goal is to help identify and find practical solutions to technical operational challenges.
This year, once again we are virtual by necessity, building on our successful conference last year, combining our two CIBO conferences – Boiler Maintenance & Performance (BOMP) and Emissions Control Technology (IECT). As we found last year, however, by combining and integrating the topics and agendas of our two meetings, we are also able to tackle complex issues that don’t easily fit into a single policy box, bringing all of our expertise together – to share and work on together.
Front and center this year: all-things Climate Change. As the new Administration in Washington further advances its agenda, focused on achieving a “net zero“ emissions future, the risk of getting these policies wrong, especially for industrial manufacturing, is massive – for U.S. industries and the American economy as a whole. Major new policy initiatives tend to get addressed by politicians a bit out of order: “Ready, Shoot, Aim….” It’s both a positive and a negative, then, that changes come about – from proposed to implementation, over many years of expensive trial and error – likely many decades in this case with respect to our energy future – in this country and globally.
With this conference, we address the fact that a changing energy picture is under way.
Our sessions are designed to look at important technical issues right in front of us (ex. finding technical solutions tied to combustion of alternative fuels), as well as the big complex issues across generations (ex. evaluating what a future hydrogen economy might look like.)
We look forward to your joining us this year!