Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Conference to Explore Trends in Advanced Propulsion Systems, Fuels
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
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
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
8:50 - 9:15 "Manufacturing Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles
for the 21st Century: An Industry
Perspective," William Gouse, Executive
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
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
2:50 - 3:15 "The Role of Synthetic Fuels for Heavy-Duty
Vehicles: A Gas-to-Liquids Technology
Update," Mark Agee, President/COO,
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
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
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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