Combined Boiler / Emissions Virtual Conference / 2021 Agenda

July 13, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 / August 3 / 2021

SESSION 1 / 10:00 AM – Noon
Informal “Owners’ Only” Shirt Sleeves Session
Introduction by Facilitator: Rob Mead, Ingredion (Invited)
CIBO’s “Owners’ Only” Forum for facility owners and operators will discuss Industrial Boiler performance, equipment operation, technology, and management issues under today’s changing environment.  The emphasis will be placed on the changing world of compliance and permitting, new powerhouse requirements and operations, labor availability, training, meeting social and public environmental demands and enforcement, handling uncertainty and assessing industry needs.___________________________________________________
SESSION 2 / 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Informal “Equipment Suppliers, Engineering and Environmental Consultants’ Only” Shirt Sleeves Session
Introduction by Facilitator: Kristine Davies, Trinity Consultants Inc.
CIBO’s Suppliers Only Shirt Sleeve Session for industrial boiler equipment suppliers, engineers and environmental service suppliers will be held concurrent with the Owners Only Session. The focus will be on what is keeping you up at night —  the changing owner, operator environment and the new environmental needs of today’s owners; what is needed from them to address new powerhouse requirements;  labor and service support qualifications and training; who is the primary contact, time availability; meeting environmental demands, handling uncertainty and assessing industry needs..___________________________________________________

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

SESSION 3 / 1:00 – 3:00 PM

1:00
Introduction & Welcome
Conference Chairs – Kristine Davies, Trinity Consultants, Inc and Gary Merritt, NSG/IPAC
1:15 The Implications of the Courts Vacating Trump Era Regulations on Greenhouse Gas on Industrial Power Plants, Cindy Langworthy, Hunton & Williams LLC
1:45
Incorporating Reporting Requirements, including Maintenance, Operation and Performance Data tied to EPA and DOE into data bases for SEC Reporting on ESG (including risk analysis and Environmental Justice), TBD, Bracewell, LLC
2:15 Decarbonization and the Future Impacts on Industrial Powerhouse in Addressing Today’s Energy and Environmental Needs, TBD
2:45
The Need for Incorporating Environmental, Sustainability and Resilience into Industrial Power Plant Operations Maintenance in Today’s World, TBD
3:00
EPA Update, Kevin Culligan – EPA (Invited)
SESSION 4 / 3:15 – 5:00 PM
3:15
Decarbonized Future Fuels for Industrial Boilers

  • HydrogenRohit Sharma, Lyondell Basell Industries (invited), Power Gen, Marriage of CHP and Hydrogen: Sounds heavenly but expensive & uncertain)
  • Ammonia, TBD
3:45
Overview of Biofuels (solid and liquid), Phil McKenzie, International Paper
4:15
Or, Is there a role for fossil fuels (TBD)
5:00 Session adjourns

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

SESSION 5 / 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Environmental Implications of Alternative Fuels

  • Permitting and Regulatory Implications, Kristine Davies, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
  • RMP/PSM (General Safety), Natalie VanLiew, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
  • Transportation, TBD
  • N0x Formation, TBD
SESSION 6 / 3:15 – 5:15 PM
Carbon Sustainability
3:15 What is net zero?, Sharon Nolen, Eastman Chemical Company (Invited)
 3:45 Certification for Carbon and Renewables, Mike Zebell, ERM (Invited)
 4:00 New regulations on HFCs, TBD
4:45
What should companies be looking at and who do they report to? TBD
5:00
Climate Sustainability Credits, Liz McGinley, Bracewell, LLC

Thursday, July 22, 2021

SESSION 7 / 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Combustion Technologies
1:00 Gas Combustion Technology, Maintenance. Management with Utilization of Gases, including Hydrogen and Syngas, William (Bill) Gurski, TBE, LLC
1:30 Stokers for Solid Fuels – Biomass – TBD, Detroit Stoker Company
2:30 Gasifiers/Pyrolysis, TBD, DOE

  • Overview direct generation
  • Turbine Generation
  • Stationary Engines
  • BECCS (Biomass Energy and Carbon Capture and Sequestration)
  • Fuel Cells
  Alternative Fuels (wood waste, plastics, and other organic waste), Ari Kokko, Valmet, presented by Ed Harris, Valmet
  TBD, Robin Ridgway, Purdue University
SESSION 8 / 3:15 – 5:15 PM
Recent Fuel Conversions / Case Histories
3:15 Firing and Co-Firing with Hydrogen, Justin Patrick, Zeeco
3:45 Decarbonization, Paul Kempf, Notre Dame University
4:15 TBD, Michigan State University
4:45 Case Study Overview, Lessons Learned, B & W
5:00
Other Case Studies

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

SESSION 9 / 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Tune-ups and Maintenance Areas
1:00 Water Management and Water Treatment, TBD
1:30 Natural Gas, Leak detection from the point of line entering the property and through the plant A Tool to reduce Costs and improve Sustainability – A Maintenance Challenge, TBD
2:00
Update on Control Technologies and their integration into plants operations coupled with remote monitoring, TBD
2:30
Cycling, Ramp Rate, and Layup Techniques, Steve Dutkiewicz, The Babcock and Wilcox Company
SESSION 10 / 3:15 – 5:15 PM
Carbon Capture/Sequestration, Virtual Plant Tour, Jim Hoyt,
Archer Daniels Midland Company

WORKSHOP / Wednesday, July 28, 2021

SESSION 11 / 1:00 – 3:00 PM
ESG and SEC Reporting Workshop

1:00
What is ESG and why is it important? Kevin Ewing, Bracewell LLC
1:40 What is Environmental Justice? Lisa Jaeger, Bracewell LLC
2:00 What are the SEC Reporting Requirements and how do they tie in to EPA and EIA reporting Requirements relative to Environmental Reporting, Sustainability (Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Water), Environmental Justice, and the related Risk Management Aspects of ESG!?

Reports and data filing implications

  • TRI
  • GHG Reports
  • EIA 923 Forms
  • Environmental Justice Reporting (?)
  • Need to ensure that the overlapping data in Federal Reports Match Up
  Reporting overlap – SEC, EPA, EIA (40 minutes)
SESSION 12 / 3:15 – 5:00 PM
3:15
Sources of data for public and how it is being used. TBD
Discuss online and field data
4:00 Risk Management

How do you analyze your risk? Jim Powell, Mostardi Platt (invited)

Include EJ, sustainability, public relations, others?

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Joint Participant Discussion of Separate Owners’ and Suppliers Forums & General Conference Summary Discussions

Start Time – 2:00 PM

  • Moderator: Kristine Davies, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
  • Gary Merritt, NSG/IPAC
  • Carl Bozzuto, CIBO consultant

A joint session of the boiler owners and operators and equipment suppliers, engineers and service suppliers is convened to present to all conference participants a summary of the discussions at the Monday afternoon closed forums.  Time is allowed for audience participation, clarification and interactive issue development, problem solutions and further needs identification.   Additional topics may be brought up from the general participants for discussion at this time.