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PacWest Explores Profit Potential Of Being Green


April 1, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

PacWest is once again providing a balance of business and technical sessions, with a national roster of speakers. The annual conference of PAPTAC’s Pacific Coast and Western branches will be held from…

PacWest is once again providing a balance of business and technical sessions, with a national roster of speakers. The annual conference of PAPTAC’s Pacific Coast and Western branches will be held from June 10-13 at the Delta Sun Peaks Resort, near Kamloops, B. C.

This year’s theme is “Closing the Loop: Profiting from our Green Potential.” That will also be the topic of the conference forum on Thursday morning, featuring Jacquelyn McNutt, Center for Paper Business & Industry Studies; Paul Lansbergen, director energy, economics and climate change, FPAC; Thomas Browne, FPInnovations-Paprican; Ron Ezekiel, Fasken Martineau; Nicole Rycroft, Markets Initiative; and Michael Weedon, BC Bioenergy Network.

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In a later session on green opportunities, Rycroft will discuss how paper-makers in Canada are not supplying the “green” paper which publishers in North America are seeking. Also on the subject of market opportunities, Lyn Brown of Catalyst Paper, Patrick Armstrong of Moresby Consulting, and Michael Bradley of Canfor Pulp LP will take part in a panel discussion on product certification.

A number of case histories will be presented as part of the technical sessions. On tap are a pulp machine upgrade at Canfor Pulp LP, energy reduction initiatives at Alberta Newsprint with an emphasis on pumping systems, and a case study of efficiency improvements on renewable fuels usage.

Two papers on the subject of pulping of mountain pine beetle-infested wood will also be of interest to pulp mills in affected areas.

The technical program at PacWest is supplemented by short courses on pulp machine operations, energy conservation, and continuous cooking, as well as a trade fair that runs Wednesday through Friday.

The social aspect of the program begins Wednesday, June 10, with a welcome reception. Friday wraps up with the awards banquet and dance. There’s also a 5K run/walk on Friday, and golf on Saturday.

For additional information and to register, visit www.pacwestcon.net.

Wednesday, June 10

Closed meetings of mill managers and senior executives

Short course: Pulp Machine Operations, 8 a. m. -4 p. m.

Short course: Energy Conservation, 8:30 a. m. -4:30 p. m.

Short course: Continuous Cooking, 8:30 a. m. -4:30 p. m. Registration, 1 p. m. -9 p. m.

Trade Fair, 3 p. m. -9 p. m.

Welcome Reception, 5 p. m. -7 p. m.

Thursday, June 11

Short Course: Pulp Machine Operations, 8 a. m. -4 p. m.

Trade Fair, 8 a. m. -5 p. m.

Conference Forum, 9 a. m.

Technical Session: Pulping and Recovery, 1:30 p. m. -4:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Monetizing Sustainable Energy, tba

Technical Session: New Technologies, 4:30 p. m. -5:30 p. m.

Friday, June 12

5K Fun Run/Walk, 7:00 a. m. -8:00 a. m.

Short Course: Pulp Machine Operations, 8 a. m. -4 p. m.

Trade Fair, 8 a. m. -3 p. m.

Technical Session: Control, Mixing, and Green Opportunities, 8:45 a. m. -12:00 p. m.

Panel Discussion: Energy Management, tba

Keynote Feature Luncheon, 12:15 p. m.

Technical Session: Pulp & Paper Machine Technology, 2:15 p. m. -4:30 p. m.

Panel Discussion: Product Certification, 2:15 p. m. -4:30 p. m.

Conference Reception, 6:30 p. m. -7:30 p. m.

Awards Banquet & Dance, 7:30 p. m.

Saturday, June 13

Golf Tournament, 8 A. M.

Golf Awards BBQ, 1 P. M.


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