Hot Topics Breakfasts

November 1 - 4, 2020 | Atlanta, GA

2019 Hot Topics Breakfasts

Tuesday, October 29, 2019  •  6:45am – 8:30am
Wednesday, October 30, 2019  •  6:45am – 8:30am


These highly popular sessions include a complimentary continental breakfast followed by peer discussions on the industry’s latest technical/production developments and operating problems.  Open to all conference attendees, these breakfast gatherings provide an opportunity for people with similar interests to get together and discuss topics. 


Table Topics:

•  High Value Lignin (Biorefinery)
        Moderator: TBD

•  High Value Cellulose (Biorefinery)
        Moderator: Sudhagar Mani, University of Georgia

Future of Lime Kiln Burners
        Moderator: Peter Gorog, Houghton Cascade Holdings, LLC

        Moderator: Mark Lewis, Sustainable Fiber Technologies

•  Brownstock Washing Optimization
        Moderator: TBD

•  Pulp Bleaching Operational Issues
        Moderator: TBD

•  Digester Operation and Control
        Moderator: TBD

•  Capturing engineering talent in the paper industry
        Moderator: Meg Murphy, Felker Brothers

•  Recycle
        Moderator: Kevin Nobling, Graphic Packaging International

        Moderator: TBD

•  Hard Scale Formation in Recaust Plants
        Moderator: Alisha Giglio, Hatch

•  Effects of fiber quality and availability on pulp production and quality
        Moderator: TBD

•  Retaining institutional memory in mills with lean staffing and significant turnover
        Moderator: TBD

•  Environmental
        Moderator: Heather Jennings, Probiotic Solutions

•  How to optimize equipment inspections when maintenance budgets are tight
and how to avoid overreaction with Fitness for Service Evaluations
        Moderator: Sandy Sharp, SharpConsultant