Olaf Stark of Canfor Pulp was granted the H.R. MacMillan Annual Memorial Award for the best technical paper presented at the 2014 PacWest conference.
The annual event was held in May 28-31 in Jasper, Alta. More than 200 delegates took in a program densely packed with business and technical information. Technical sessions focused on process control, mechanical pulping, papermaking, kraft pulping, asset reliability. There were also two panel discussions of topical issues: bio-pathways and the transfer of knowledge.
New this year was a technical session dedicated to presentations by students at University of British Columbia.
Stark received the H.R. MacMillan eagle trophy for his paper, Risk Considerations for Construction Contracts.
Jennifer Fowler of West Fraser, Hinton Pulp, was honored for the best technical presentation by a novice, for Identification of Key Odour Sources and Abatement Strategies Implemented at Hinton Pulp.
The award for best supplier paper was presented to Jeff Butler, Metso North America, for Online Recovery Boiler Reduction Degree – Data Review.
The PacWest conference is organized by the Pacific and Western branches of PAPTAC and IBMP, a group of suppliers to the pulp and paper industry.
Next year’s event will be held June 10-13 at Whistler, B.C.