The Energy track will run a total of 4 sessions, including 2 on-site technical sessions as well as a Workshop at The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal on Tuesday and Wednesday February 6-7, 2024.

SESSION 1, Monday February 5, 12:30 ET

12:30 “The LignoForce Process Energy Impacts”, Shadan Mostafavi, NORAM
13:00 “Towards Carbon Negative Emissions: Integrating Amine-based CO2 Capture in a Canadian Kraft Mill”, Pardis Rofouieeraghi, CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada
13:30 To be confirmed

SESSION 2, Tuesday February 6, 08:30 ET (On-site & MSTeams)

08:30 “Operating an Energy Efficient and Sustainable Pulp Mill”, Kraig Kent, Nalco
09:00 “Heat Management: HISS, a Sootblowing System to Increase Black Liquor Boiler Steam Production and MCR”, Andreas Aspell, Heat Manage
09:30 “Decarbonization of Kraft Pulp Mills: Canadian challenges”, Enrique Mateos-Espejel, FPInnovations

SESSION 3, Wednesday February 7, 08:30 ET – Energy Workshop (On-site & MSTeams)

A multivariate data analysis tool that transforms existing data into valuable information and knowledge to help understand and improve process operation. Improvements can be achieved through process variability reduction, troubleshooting, process monitoring, soft sensors, and enhanced process control.

SESSION 4, Wednesday February 7, 10:30 ET – (On-site & MSTeams)

10:30 “Innovative Optimization of Condensing Waste Heat Recovery using Heat Pumps and Mechanical Vapor Recompression”, Antoine Hofer, Thermal Energy
11:00 “Energy and GHG reduction in Tissue mills”, Francis Fournier, Kruger
11:30 “Lime Kiln Decarbonization via Reactor Modeling”, Peter Gogolek, Canmet Ottawa, Natural Resources Canada



Serge Bedard
Natural Resources Canada

Jawad Jeaidi
Natural Resources Canada

Bahador Bakhtiari
Natural Resources Canada