Fuels Institute’s Symposium Examines Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Industry experts will discuss how natural gas is emerging within the heavy-duty vehicle market.

May 12, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Fuels Institute is bringing experts from across the fuels and vehicles industries to Washington this summer to shed light on the latest market research, technology and policy hot topics. If you’re a stakeholder who’s affected by the changing fuels and vehicles landscape, you don’t want to miss the Summer Symposium Series. Each program topic is packaged as a separate event. Register for any or all sessions in the series.

The first symposium session on May 25, “Fuel Demand, Market Dynamics and Vehicle Market Development,” offers insight on future fuel demand, how the market is responding to new customer requirements and what type of cars will be available in 10 years.

The heavy-duty vehicle market is a significant contributor to overall fuel demand, and natural gas is emerging as a high-potential fuel for this market. On May 26, the “Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Developing Natural Gas Market” symposium will examine this opportunity by considering powertrain development forecasts, viable alternative fuel options and advanced technologies to boost fuel efficiency. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The May 26 symposium will feature:

  • An Overview of Issues Affecting the Trucking Industry
    Glen Kedzie, American Trucker Associations
  • Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Powertrains through 2025
    Scott Shepard, Navigant Research
  • The Heavy Duty Market
  • Natural Gas Vehicles Market
    Matt Godlewski, NGV America; Gordon Exel, Wesport Innovations
  • Natural Gas at Retail
    David Fialkov, NATSO; Bill Zobel, Trillium; Joel Hirschboeck, Kwik Trip
  • Natural Gas Refueling Infrastructure Optimization
    Fan Tong, Carnegie Mellon University

Participation is open to Fuels Institute contributors as well as interested individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. We invite you to join one or more of the sessions. Executive summaries will be prepared and distributed in electronic format post-event to the participants. Reserve your seat and let us know if you have any questions.