Sustainability in Glass Manufacturing

A symposium organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

October 31, 2019 | Hilton Columbus Downtown

Description

Sustainability has many definitions, typically with at least three main aspects, Environmental, Economic, and Social/Cultural.  This symposium will concentrate on sustainable glass manufacturing, defining “sustainable” as:  Available Batch Materials, Energy, Affordable Business Economics, Compatible with Process, and Safe for the environment, for manufacturing, and for the use of the products.

Sessions

The Sustainability in Glass Manufacturing symposium will have four sessions, Environment, Energy, Technology, and Process.

Audience

Glass Manufacturers, Refractory and Equipment Suppliers, Raw Material and Energy Suppliers, Design Engineers, Process Engineers, Academics, and Glass Researchers, Technology, Process Design, Analysis, and Improvement.

Objectives

The participants should come away from the symposium with knowledge of the current state of glass manufacturing technology and both the ongoing and anticipated developmental efforts to improve the sustainability of glass manufacturing.

Symposium Director

Bob Lipetz, MBA – Executive Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

Program Chair

Brian Naveken, Furnace Design Engineer – Technical Group – Toledo Engineering Company

Program Committee

  1. Sutapa Bhaduri, Technology Strategist and Sustainability Global Leader, O-I
  2. Scott Cooper, Glass and Materials Science Group Leader – R&D, O-I
  3. Rod Gravley, Technology Director, Ceramics Technology Group – Tri-Mer
  4. Aaron Huber, Senior Manager, Furnace Research Group, Process Technology – Johns Manville
  5. Patrick Jackson, Director, Global Energy Management – Corning
  6. Mikael Le Guern, Business Development Manager, Schneider-Electric
  7. Erik Muijsenberg, Vice President – Glass Service
  8. Glenn Neff, Vice President – Glass Service
  9. Nassreen Olang, R&D Leader, Corporate Product Stewardship Leader – Owens Corning
  10. Philip Ross, President – Glass Industry Consulting International
  11. Adam Tomaino, Senior Engineer/Refractory Materials and Float Glass Production – Vitro Architectural Glass
  12. Steve Weiser, Total Systems Cost Community Leader – O-I
  13. Jeff Yigdall, Chief Technology Officer – Green City Glass

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.Welcome – Bob Lipetz, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and Brian Naveken, TECO
8:15 – 9:45 a.m.SESSION I – ENVIRONMENTAL

C. Phil Ross, Program Chair

8:15 – 8:40 a.m.Emissions Considerations & Technologies Overview – C. Phil Ross, President, Glass Industry Consulting
8:40 – 8:45 a.m.Q&A
8:45 – 9:10 a.m.Toward CO2 Neutral Glass –Production – Andries Habraken, Project Manager – Celsian
9:10 – 9:15 a.m.Q&A
9:15 – 9:40 a.m.Science Based Targets – Cynthia Cummis, Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation – World Resources Institute
9:40 – 9:45 a.m.Q&A
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.BREAK
10:15 – 11:40 a.m.SESSION II – ENERGY

Rod Gravley, Program Chair

10:15 – 11:40 a.m.Waste Heat Extraction, Risks and Rewards – Kayla Olson – Tri-Mer Corp.
10:40 – 10:45 a.m.Q&A
10:45 – 11:10 a.m.Extracted Heat Utilization, Rewards – Gary Snedaker, Renewable and Conventional Power Generation Solutions  – Powerthermix
11:10 – 11:15 a.m.Q&A
11:15 – 11:40 a.m.Energy Reduction Success Stories from Other Industries – Bruce Bremer, President, Bremer Energy Consulting Services
11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.LUNCH 
12:40 – 3:10 p.m.SESSION III – TECHNOLOGY

Adam Tomaino, Program Chair

12:40 – 1:05 p.m.All Electric Melting – Rene Meuleman, Global Glass Industry Technical Lead – Schneider Electric
1:05 – 1:10 p.m.Q&A
1:10 – 1:35 p.m.Future of Hybrid Melting Furnaces including Economics – Edward Ferreira, Furnace Design Engineer, TECO
1:35 – 1:40 p.m.Q&A
1:40 – 2:05 p.m.Comparison of Technologies for Cullet Processingfor Sustainability Goals – Stefan Ebner, Sales Director, Binder+Co
2:05 – 2:10 p.m.Q&A
2:10 – 2:35 p.m.All Electric Forehearths and Channels – Brian Baker, Director Furnace Engineering, Knauf Insulation and Mark Paeplow, President/General Manager – KTG Engineering
2:35 – 2:40 p.m.Q&A
2:40 – 3:10 p.m.BREAK
3:10 – 4:40 p.m.SESSION IV – PROCESS

Jeff Yigdall, Program Chair

3:10 – 3:35 p.m.Process Discipline – Aligning Production and Sustainability GoalsJeff Yigdall, Chief Technology Officer – Green City Glass
3:35 – 3:40 p.m.Q&A
3:40 – 4:05 p.m.Four Major Levers for Contribution of Glass Industry Carbonization – Luc Jarry, Global Market Director, Air Liquide and Chris McCrea, Vice President Materials and Power Market – Airgas, an Air Liquide company
4:05 – 4:10 p.m.Q&A
4:10 – 4:35 p.m.Low Carbon Fuels – Shrikar Chakarvarti, Associate Director, Business Development & Industrial Applications, R&D – Praxair, Inc.
4:35 – 4:40 p.m.Q&A
4:40 – 4:50 p.m.CONCLUDING REMARKS

Brian Naveken, Furnace Design Engineer, TECO

4:50 p.m.SYMPOSIUM ENDS