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
1:00 The New – Evolving EPA Air Regulations Line-up: What’s Next for EPA Major Source Emissions?Lucinda (Cindy) Minton Langworthy, Hunton Andrews Kurth
1:30 Decarbonization and the Future Impacts on Industrial Powerhouse in Addressing Today’s Energy and Environmental Needs, The Need for Incorporating Environmental, Sustainability and Resilience into Industrial Power Plant Operations Maintenance in Today’s World, Jose Benitez, DOE
2:30
EPA Update, Kevin Culligan – EPA
SESSION 4 / 3:30 – 5:00 PM
3:30
Decarbonized Future Fuels for Industrial Boilers

  • Hydrogen – Brian Petermann, POWER Engineers, Inc.
4:00
Overview of Biofuels (solid and liquid), Phil McKenzie, International Paper
4:30
Electric Boilers, John Lemke, Cleaver Brooks, Inc.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

SESSION 5 / 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Environmental Implications of Alternative Fuels
1:00
Permitting and Regulatory Implications, Kristine Davies, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
1:30
RMP/PSM (General Safety), Colt Sommers, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
2:00
Hydrogen RND (Production and Use-Turbines/SOFC), Robert Schrecengost, DOE
2:30
Combustion Turbines, Alternative Fuels, and NOx Emissions, Anthony Pocengal, Solar Turbines Incorporated
SESSION 6 / 3:15 – 5:15 PM
Carbon Sustainability (from a US Company Perspective)
3:15 What is net zero?, Chuck Chaitovitz, US Chamber of Commerce
3:45 Certification for Carbon and Renewables, TBD, ERM
4:15 TCFD – What is it? & What is being recommended?, Jay Johns, The Dow Chemical Company
4:45
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, Bob Langstine, Zeeco
1:30 Stokers for Solid Fuels – Biomass – Bob Morrow, Detroit Stoker Company
2:10 Alternative Fuels (wood waste, plastics, and other organic waste), Ari Kokko,Valmet, presented by Ed Harris, Valmet
SESSION 8 / 3:15 – 5:15 PM
Recent Fuel Conversions / Case Histories
3:15 Case Study Overview, Lessons Learned, Dan Krekeler, The Babcock and Wilcox Company
3:45
Overview of Strategies by a Company to achieve Carbon Goals, Morgan Tien, The Dow Chemical Company
4:15 Decarbonization, Paul Kempf, Notre Dame University

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

SESSION 9 / 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Tune-ups and Maintenance Areas
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. Jared Metcalf & Mark Hall, Montrose
2:00
Transforming Plant Operations and Maintenance with Remote Collaborative Digital Tools, Kim Fenrich, Digital Services Product Manager, ABB Inc.
2:30
Cycling, Ramp Rate, and Layup Techniques, Steve Dutkiewicz, The Babcock and Wilcox Company
SESSION 10 / 3:15 – 5:15 PM
3:15
C02 Captures, Lynn Brickett, Mark Ackiewicz, DOE
3:45
Carbon Capture/Sequestration – Virtual Plant Tour, Scott McDonald, 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
1:45 What is Environmental Justice? Lisa Jaeger, Bracewell LLC
 2:30 Reporting overlap and the need to ensure consistency– SEC, EPA, EIA, Jose Orsini, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
SESSION 12 / 3:15 – 5:00 PM
3:15
Sources of data for public and how it is being used.
Discuss online and field data
3:30 Risk Management, EJ, Sustainability, Public Relations, others, Pat Kornick, Environmental Resources Management
4:00
How do you analyze your risk? Jim Powell, Mostardi Platt

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.