Voith Paper North America President to Keynote PEERS 2021

David Buchanan, president of Voith Paper North America, will be the keynote speaker at TAPPI’s 2021 Pulping, Engineering, Environmental, Recycling and Sustainability (PEERS) Conference, November 7-10 in Atlanta, GA. President since 2016, Buchanan has been with Voith for over 30 years working in many positions including service, sales, product management, project management, business development and multiple leadership roles. Buchanan is also a TAPPI board member. Attendees can hear his keynote presentation on Monday, November 8 at 8:30am.

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Co-located Conferences Benefit Mill Employees and Management

PEERS 2021 is co-located with TAPPI’s International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) and the International Chemical Recovery Conference (ICRC). Held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel on November 7-10, 2021, attendees can attend the technical programs for all three conferences for only one registration fee. Mills receive special discount pricing. Register today.

PEERS focuses on the latest advances in technology, as well as fundamental process knowledge and control issues mills face each day. The Conference provides mills and other professionals the opportunity to learn from industry experts in a presentation setting, as well as engage in peer-to-peer discussions during panel sessions, committee meetings and roundtables. Its comprehensive technical program includes six program tracks emphasizing new methods and best practices to help mills optimize operations and reach their sustainability goals. Track topics include: Sustainability; Engineering, Reliability, Corrosion and Materials; Energy, Recovery, Lime Kiln and Recaust; Environmental; Pulping and Bleaching; and Recycling. Learn more.

IBBC brings together scientists, engineers and other professionals interested in leveraging the knowledge and assets in the pulp and paper industry to produce fuel, energy, and chemicals from biomass. It offers attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest advances and technologies in the industry as well as to discuss key issues and share successes. Session topics include: Supporting the Sustainable Bioeconomy, Biomass Conversion Pathways, Innovative Bioproducts and Biopolymers from Biomass, and Biofuel/Products Development at the Federal Agencies Level. Learn more.

ICRC offers attendees fundamental and practical knowledge on key process areas in a mill. Addressing the intersection of process chemistry and the industrial process, ICRC focuses on maximizing the efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of the recovery cycle. Sessions include: Emissions, NCG/Biosludge, Black Liquor, Evaporation, Green Liquor/Lime Kiln/NPE, Black Liquor, Sootblowing/Fouling, and Recovery Boiler Back End Heat Recovery. Learn more.

The combined conferences also offer multiple relationship-building events and include an exhibit floor where attendees can speak with suppliers about the latest technologies and solutions.