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.
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 Reduction – Chairman – 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 Zero – Chairman – 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