CIBO 2022 Annual Meeting Sets the Stage for 2023

Assessing the past year and planning for 2023 is an exciting prospect for CIBO members. Our 44th Annual Meeting was held on November 15, 2022, giving members the opportunity to discuss plans to carry the organization into the immediate future.

In keeping with its mission of providing the best technical knowledge, education and advocacy to help members adapt to a sustainable energy future, CIBO focuses on two major areas. Environmental issues identified for 2023 include EPA Air Regulations at the Federal and State levels, EPA water issues, tax incentives for industrial manufacturing sectors, and climate and clean energy policies. The other focus area is Energy and Sustainability, including DOE programs & energy markets, facility energy, and boiler operations. These topics form the basis for planning CIBO communications and conferences for 2023.

To accommodate our focus for 2023, CIBO has tailored an exciting series of meetings and conferences that include three in-person and three virtual events. Highlighting the season is our new conferences on Policies & Technical Issues to take place on May 15-17 and August 2-3.  Three committee meetings will continue to focus on environmental – regulatory compliance and energy sustainability challenges. The 45th Annual Meeting next October will allow us to re-focus and plan for 2024.

A top CIBO priority will be to recruit new members and retain existing members. CIBO offers strong benefits to organizations to help them navigate within the complex and challenging environment of America’s industrial energy. Our new website, launched in January 2023, is designed to engage interested stakeholders and communicate relevant information. Recruiting new members brings fresh ideas and experiences into the membership experience. Enhancing the value of CIBO to all members will help assert CIBO as a key voice for industrial, commercial and industrial energy users.

Congratulations Bob Morrow of Detroit Stoker Company, Recipient of the 2022 CIBO Flame Award

November 15, 2022

This award is annually presented to a CIBO member who best demonstrates the finest technical knowledge, a willingness and ability to educate our members, and an individual who maintains the highest standards and principles of CIBO as a champion of sustainable energy. This award also recognizes members who step up/volunteer their time and talents to the internal work CIBO does – in this case the Environmental Committee!

This award is called the CIBO FLAME AWARD. Fire consumes, warms, and illuminates, it is often the symbol of inspiration. The recipient of the CIBO Flame reflects this as the person who best represents our mission of ensuring reliable, sustainable, safe, and cost-effective energy to support a strong and globally competitive economy.

This year’s recipient is Mr. Bob Morrow. Bob has been a participating member of CIBO since 2007. He has had a long career with The Detroit Stoker Company. Bob serves as CIBO’s Environmental Committee Chairman. Bob’s technical acumen, enthusiasm in sharing his knowledge, and his exceptionally high standards make him the ideal recipient for our 2nd Annual CIBO FLAME AWARD.

Please join me in congratulating the 2022 CIBO FLAME AWARD winner Mr. Bob Morrow.

Alex Stoddard
Executive Director

Now Available Boiler Operator’s Handbook, Third Edition  By Carl Bozzuto

Now Available – River Publishers Series in Energy Engineering and Systems
Boiler Operator’s Handbook, Third Edition  By Carl Bozzuto

With the increased interest in climate impacts, sustainability, and efficiency more responsibility is being place on boiler operators to help improve
performance and reduce emissions. This 3rd edition of the Boiler Operators Handbook is intended to help such operators in the quest for improved
operability and performance of their boilers and their plants. The theme of this book is to “operate wisely”. The goal is to instill not only “know how” but
“know why”. The main details have been provided by the original author, Mr. Ken Heselton. This updated version has been somewhat expanded to
include a wider range of examples and some of the more recent environmental requirements.

To illustrate these points, topics include multi boiler operations, understanding the plant load, maintenance issues, and controls. Every plant is different.
However, it is hoped that with the information provided in this book, the wise operator will be able to address the various unique issues posed by the
specific plant and provide time solutions to meet the present day requirements.