Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Conference to Explore Trends in Advanced Propulsion Systems, Fuels

WestStart and US Army National Automotive Center sponsor "Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles for the 21st Century: Exploring Trends in Advanced Technologies and Fuels" conference.

Published: 16-Mar-2001

WestStart, U.S. Army National Automotive Center Conference Features Speakers from EPA, DOE, Advanced Transportation Technologies,

Auto, Energy Industries

What: WestStart and the U.S. Army National Automotive Center "Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles for the 21st Century: Exploring Trends in Advanced Technologies and Fuels" will address the latest trends in advanced propulsion technologies and fuels for heavy-duty vehicles as we head into the 21st Century.

Where: Sheraton San Marcos Resort (San Tan Room)

One San Marcos Drive

Chandler, Arizona


When: March 21 - 23, 2001 (see attached conference agenda )

March 22 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

March 23 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon

Who: Presentations from representatives of the U.S. EPA; National Energy Technology Lab; South Coast Air Quality Management District; American Trucking Assns; Syntroleum Corp.; BP/ARCO; Phillips Petroleum; Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition; National Biodiesel Board; Freightliner; Volvo Trucks, North America; International Truck & Engine Company; Oshkosh Truck Co.; Allison Electric Drive; BAE Systems Control; Westport Innovations; ISE Research; Capstone Turbine; Sturman Industries; Ovonic Battery; Dennis Wend, Executive Director, U.S. Army National Automotive Center; John Boesel, President, WestStart

Background: Heavy-duty vehicles -- both on and off-road -- are under more scrutiny than ever from regulatory agencies, which are requiring truck and engine manufacturers to reduce emissions and increase fuel efficiency. At the same time, the truck manufacturing industry is being hit hard by the increase in the price of diesel fuel. These concurrent trends are having a significant impact on the heavy-duty vehicle industry. Many new and cutting edge, advanced transportation technologies are making their way into the commercial marketplace to address these concerns -- better, more fuel-efficient vehicle engines, cleaner diesel and alternative fuels, and advanced transportation technologies. What does this mean for the future of the heavy-duty vehicle industry? Representatives and decision-makers from government, the heavy-duty vehicle industry, and energy companies will discuss these issues.

"Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles for the 21st Century:

Exploring Trends in Advanced Technologies and Fuels"

March 21-23, 2001

Sheraton San Marcos Resort and Conference Center

Chandler, Arizona

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, March 21

4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Registration Cibola Patio Area

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcoming Reception Poolside (enter off Cibola Patio)

Thursday, March 22

7:30- 10:00 a.m.

Registration San Tan Room foyer

7:30- 8:30 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast Pergola Patio

8:00 - 12:00 p.m. San Tan Room

Driving the Change

What environmental and economic issues are stimulating the move to advanced transportation technologies and cleaner fuels for heavy- duty vehicles? How are industry and the government addressing these issues? What are their perspectives of the future for clean technologies and fuels?

8:00 - 8:10 Welcome

8:10 - 8:35 "Trends in Clean Advanced Technologies

and Fuels: A Global Perspective,"

John Boesel, President, WestStart

8:35 - 8:50 "The U.S. Army: Partnering with Industry

for the 21st Century," Dennis Wend,

Executive Director, U.S. Army National

Automotive Center

8:50 - 9:15 "Manufacturing Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles

for the 21st Century: An Industry

Perspective," William Gouse, Executive

Engineer, Freightliner

9:15 - 9:40 "Developing Clean Technologies for Heavy-

Duty Vehicles," Fred Cartwright, Project

Manager, Allison Electric Drive

9:45 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 10:25 "Using New Technologies and Fuels in Heavy-

Duty Vehicles," Carl Kirk, Vice President,

American Trucking Associations

10:25 - 10:50 "What are the Environmental Challenges Fuels

Must Meet for the 21st Century?" Karl

Simon, Deputy Director, Assessment and

Standards Division, U.S. Environmental

Protection Agency

10:50 - 11:15 "The Role of Regulation in Driving Clean

Technologies and Fuels," Dr. Chung Liu,

Deputy Executive Officer, South Coast Air

Quality Management District

11:15 - 11:35 "Clean Fuels and Technologies: The Quest

for Public Health," Tim Carmichael,

Executive Director, Coalition for Clean Air

11:35 - 12:00 "Clean Transit in the 21st Century" TBD,

Department of Transportation

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.


Pergola Patio Keynote Speaker

12:45 - 1:15 "Heavy-Duty Trucks for the 21st Century:

Meeting the Global Challenge to be Clean

and Fuel Efficient," Susan Alt, Vice

President, Business Development, Volvo

Truck Company of North America

1:30 - 5:00 p.m. San Tan Room

Advanced Diesel, Synthetic Fuels, and Alternative Fuels

What will be the dominant fuels for heavy-duty vehicles in the 21st century which will meet the economic and environmental challenges? Will diesel maintain its dominance in the near term future? What is the future for synthetic fuels and alternative fuels?

1:30 - 2:00 "Trends in Clean Fuels: The U.S. DOE Ultra

Clean Transportation Fuel Initiative" V.K.

Venkataraman, Greg Kawalkin, Fred Brown,

National Energy Technology Laboratory

2:00 - 2:25 "Reducing the Sulfur Content in Diesel:

Making Diesel a Clean Fuel," Joseph

Kaufman, Project Manager, Phillips


2:25 - 2:50 "Using Clean Diesel: The EC1 Demonstration

Program," Chuck LeTavec, Principal

Engineer, BP/ARCO

2:50 - 3:15 "The Role of Synthetic Fuels for Heavy-Duty

Vehicles: A Gas-to-Liquids Technology

Update," Mark Agee, President/COO,

Syntroleum Corporation

3:15 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 3:55 "Natural Gas: Taking the Lead as an

Alternative Fuel for Heavy-Duty Vehicles"

Rich Kolodziej, President, Natural Gas

Vehicle Coalition

3:55 - 4:20 "Biodiesel: An Emerging Alternative Fuel

for Heavy-Duty Vehicles," Joseph Jobe,

Executive Director, National Biodiesel


4:20 - 4:45 "Heavy-Duty Diesel Emissions Reduction

Technology for 2007," Nigel Gale, Vice

President, Engine and Vehicle Research

Division, Southwest Research Institute

Hospitality Suite 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Hospitality Room 109

Conference Dinner - Western Style Barbeque 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Golf Course Pavilion

Friday, March 23

7:30 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast Pergola Patio

8:00 - 12:30 San Tan Room

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Propulsion Systems

What will be the dominant propulsion system and the enabling technologies rising to meet the challenge?

8:00 - 8:25 "Technologies for the Next Generation of

Engines," Graham Weller, Vice President,

Engineering, Ricardo, Inc.

8:25 - 8:50 "Achieving Diesel-Like Efficiency with

Natural Gas," Alex Klopfer, Vice

President, Marketing and Sales, Westport


8:50 - 9:15 "The Oshkosh Diesel-Electric Hybrid

System," Don Verhoff, Vice President,

Technology, Oshkosh Truck Company

9:15 - 9:40 "A Comparison of Hybrid Electric and Diesel

Propulsion Systems," Steve Cortese, Senior

Manager, Business Development, BAE Systems


9:40 - 10:05 "Developing a Clean `Green' Diesel

Propulsion System for Heavy-Duty

Vehicles," Jim Marcoux, Vice President,

Sales and Marketing, International Truck

and Engine Company

10:00 - 10:20 Break

10:20 - 10:45 "Using Fuel Cells in Heavy-Duty Vehicles,"

Richard Riegel, Vice President, Thor

Industries, David Maziaka, ISE Research


10:45 - 11:10 "Microturbines as an Enabling Technology in

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Propulsion Systems,"

Mark Aramli, Vice President, Business

Development, Capstone Turbine

11:10 - 11:35 "Digital Controls for Advanced Diesel

Efficiency and Emission Reduction," Eddie

Sturman, Vice President, Sturman Industries

11:35 - 12:00 "Energy Storage for Hybrid Drivetrains in

Heavy-Duty Vehicles," Greg Fritz, Marketing

Manager, ECD/Ovonic Battery Company

Golf is available in the afternoon. Tee times for conference attendees are from 2:00 - 2:40 p.m. Please arrange for tee times at registration check-in.

A hospitality room is located in Room 109 for informal meetings for conference attendees. Please sign up at the registration/information desk for a limited number of time slots.

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