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Lake States TAPPI Energy Forum


Bridgewood Resort Hotel
November 2, 2023

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7:30 – 8:00am
Registration and Sign-In (Coffee and Juice Provided)

8:00 – 8:15am
Welcome and Introductions

8:15 – 9:15am
Keynote- “Reliability in Transition”
Marc Keyser – Director of Seams Coordination, Member Services, and Customer Coordination - MISO

9:15 – 10:00am
Combined Heat and Power – A Better Route to Decarbonization
Tanuj Gulati – Energy Consulting – Frontier Energy

10:15 – 10:30am
Session Break (Coffee & Soda Provided)

10:30 – 11:15am
Beneficial Electrification
Tom Tucker – Founder and Principal – Kinergetics, LLC

11:15 – 12:00pm
Focus on Energy Talk or possible talk on gas decarbonization
Tim Hasbargen

12:00 – 12:30pm
Wisconsin Paper Council Energy Committee
Scott Suder – President - WPC

12:30 – 1:15pm
Lunch on site

1:15 – 2:00pm
Minimizing Energy Consumption in LC Refining
Tina Lawton – Global Manager Refiner Segments – Valmet
Jonathan Frederickson – Product Sales Manager – Fiber Process Parts - Valmet

2:00 – 2:45pm
Energy Savings with Steel Dryers
Francesco Possenti – Technical Manager – Toscotec S.p.A.

2:45 – 3:30pm
Dryer Hood Operation and Audits
Don Carpenter – Sr. Sales & Technical Support Engineer - Enerquin

3:30 - 3:45pm
Session Break (Coffee & Soda Provided)

3:45 – 4:30pm
Energy Savings Through Water Conservation
John Neun, P.E. – Mill Water System Expert – Focus on Energy

4:30 – 5:15pm
Cooling Tower Basics
Danny Tighe – Sales Engineer - Vyron

5:15 – 5:30pm
Wrap Up

Lake States TAPPI/North Central PIMA Local Section

Charter Date: 1930

Geographical Boundaries: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan.

Special Interests: Entire range of paper production.


  • Provide opportunities for members to develop a broader professional perspective, continue technical growth, make greater contributions and solve mutual problems.
  • Publicize accomplishments of members and pulp and paper industry.
  • Encourage research, technical progress and high-quality people to enter the pulp and paper industry.
  • Support institutions with pulp and paper educational programs, and
  • Merit the active support of companies, institutions and individuals in pulp and paper and allied industries.

Scholarships: To fulfill its mission, Lake States TAPPI /North Central PIMA makes regular donations to local institutions such as the Paper Science Foundation of the University of Wisconsin in Stevens Point, the Department of BioProducts and BioSystems of the University of Minnesota, Fox Valley Technical College Foundation, the TAPPI/PIMA Student Chapters at the Universities of Wisconsin and Minnesota, the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, Trees for Tomorrow, and Friends of Center Valley Grade School. 

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