GMIC Symposium


Date: June 16, 2022

Format:         MS Teams virtual event hosted by GlassTrend (the Netherlands)

Time:            7:00 – 13:15 WST

                     10:00 – 16:15 EST

                     16:00 – 22:15 CET (Central European Time)

On Thursday, June 16th, 2022, the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) and GlassTrend will present a jointly organized virtual seminar dedicated to Glass Recycling & Cullet Use in Glass Manufacturing.
The seminar comprises 8 lectures from glass industry experts discussing the drivers of the use of post-consumer glass in glass manufacturing, the barriers to the supply of recycled glass and its quality characteristics, and the solutions for increased use of recycled glass in glass production.
This seminar is exclusively for members of GMIC and GlassTrend and is offered without charge. 
GMIC and GlassTrend provide exclusive and free access for their members only. With this seminar, GMIC and GlassTrend further strengthen their cooperation in sharing state-of-the-art knowledge to the glass industry worldwide.


GMIC members can register here and receive a link to the event.
If you are not currently a GMIC member, join the glass manufacturing industry’s leading trade association and get access to this and other high-value resources for the glass industry professional.


Additional information: For more information regarding the seminar and GMIC, contact Donna Banks (+1-614-523-3033) 


Decarbonization in Glass Manufacturing

REGISTRATION: GMIC Member $250/Non-Member $300

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A Symposium organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council EPA Energy Star

Thursday November 3, 2022 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Description: Government mandates and customer green initiatives drive glass manufacturers to explore more effective means to reduce carbon use, while extending furnace campaigns, and keeping production efficient.  It’s critical that manufacturers have full knowledge of current innovations and trends in decarbonization in glass manufacturing.  This symposium, co-organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and the U.S. EPA Energy Star, is presented by leading experts in this field who provide a detailed examination of carbon reduction drivers, as well as current and future carbon reduction technologies invaluable to efficient sustainable glass manufacturing.


8:00 – 8:30         WELCOME – Bob Lipetz, Executive Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council, Elizabeth Dutrow, Director, Industrial Sector Partnerships – EPA Energy Star, and Brian Naveken, Manager of Technology and Technical Sales – Toledo Engineering Company

8:30 – 9:15      SESSION I – Carbon Reduction Drivers – Chairman – Bob Lipetz, Executive Director – Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

8:30 – 9:05       Drivers for Glass Recycling David Cook, Senior Sustainability Officer, Owens Corning  

9:05 – 9:15       Q&A        

9:15 – 9:45       BREAK

9:45 – 11:15     SESSION II – Current and Future Availability of Energy Chairman – Brian Naveken, Manager of Technology and Technical Sales – Toledo Engineering Company

9:45 – 10:20     What Does the Future Hold for the Glass Industry in the Evolving Energy Transition?Tom McDonnell, Power Generation Industry Leader, North America, Rockwell Automation

10:20 – 10:30    Q&A                      

10:30 – 11:05    Connecting and Delivering Sustainable Resources to the Grid” – Bob Weishaar, Chair of the Energy & Environmental Group, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

11:05 – 11:15    Q&A        

11:15 – 12:15   LUNCH

12:15 – 1:45     SESSION III – Current Technologies for Carbon ReductionChairman – Mark Purcell, Float Glass Technical Director, Cardinal FG

12:15 – 12:50    Oxygen Firing:  Benefits to the Environment and Glass Production – Aaron Huber, Senior Manager, Glass Melting, Process Technology, Johns Manville 

12:50 – 1:00     Q&A

1:00 – 1:35       Drive Increased Profitability and Decarbonization through Energy Management – Jason Akey, Refining Energy Technologist, Marathon Petroleum Corporation 

1:35 – 1:45       Q&A

1:45 – 2:00       BREAK  

2:00 – 4:00       SESSION IV – Future Technologies in Melting for Net ZeroChairman – Aaron Huber, Senior Manager, Glass Melting, Johns Manville

2:00 – 2:25       Decarbonization in the Glass Industry through Carbon Capture – Ben Sharpe, Sr. Industry Consultant: Mining, Metals, Cement & Aggregate, Rockwell Automation

2:25 – 2:30       Q&A

2:30 – 3:05       Future Melting Technologies Using Available Green Hydrogen Oscar Verheijen, Business Development Manager Glass Production, Celsian 

3:05 – 3:15       Q&A

3:15 – 3:50       H2/electric/gas Hybrid Furnace Design Erik Muijsenberg, Vice President, Glass Service 

3:50 – 4:00       Q&A

4:00                  SYMPOSIUM ENDS

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