Energy Efficiency & Management: What’s Now and What’s Coming

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Kelvion and Multi-Wing
Presented by Joe Birschbach, Mark Lippi, and Michael Stowe

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the concept of strategic energy management.
  2. Identify programs to help improve industrial plant energy efficiency, including ISO 50001 and utility incentive programs.
  3. Recognize the types of process equipment that present opportunities for energy efficiency improvements within your plant.
  4. Discuss common drivers for initiating energy efficiency improvement programs, including a desire to reduce a plant’s carbon footprint and to optimize energy use within the plant.


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Join these panelists for a discussion on the implementation of energy efficiency and management tools, methods, processes, best practices and the latest and greatest ways of application.



 Joe Birschbach serves as the Industrial Energy Efficiency Manager for the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program where he is responsible for meeting portfolio efficiency needs within the utility’s Industrial/Manufacturing customer base. Prior to this, he served as General Manager of Veolia Energy’s downtown Saint Louis cogeneration power plant & steam utility, and led as a Business Development Manager on behalf of Abengoa Bioenergy’s second generation cellulosic ethanol technologies.


 Dr. Mark Lippi graduated from the University of Illinois with three degrees (B.S. in General Biology and M.S. / PhD in Food Science). After graduating, he worked for the Quaker Oats Company in Barrington, IL for 4 years and the Anheuser-Busch Company in St. Louis, MO for 3 years prior to arriving at the Keebler Company in Elmhurst, IL in 1995. At Kellogg Mark continued to lead the Cookie R&D Team and later the Cracker R&D Team as Director of R&D. Kellogg’s Innovation machine was very active during this period. Mark was ultimately asked to lead the new Open Innovation program at Kellogg and for two years led a group of senior scientists developing that program at Kellogg. Mark retired from the industry in 2011. He moved back to his hometown of Champaign, Illinois to co-teach “Product Development” in 2013 at the University of Illinois in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. At Illinois, Mark connected with a group of faculty seeking to develop a new “Drying” program and he became the Program Manager in 2013.


 Michael Stowe is a Senior Energy Engineer with Advanced Energy, a nonprofit energy consulting firm located in Raleigh, NC. He has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing plants including roles in maintenance and plant engineering. Mike has extensive experience with many industrial processes and all types of plant facility systems. Mike works with utilities, industrial equipment vendors, and manufacturing plant teams to find the most energy efficient solutions for industrial processes. Mike has many certifications in the energy field and serves on several industrial and energy management boards



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