ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Early-bird registration is now open for the Fuels Institute’s annual conference slated for May 22-24, 2023, in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Live! By Loews—St. Louis hotel.
FUELS’23 is the transportation energy event to explore the critical issues facing the market and network with the most diverse set of stakeholders assembled at a single event.
FUELS’23 provides you with the best opportunity to learn from invited speakers and, most importantly, from other attendees who are intimately involved in these topics. It is the one place to connect with experts from all facets of the transportation sector.
A list of session topics can be found online. Highlights include:
What Is at Stake at FUELS’23?: The market for transportation energy has never been more exciting. Facing the daunting challenge of reducing carbon emissions while preserving access to affordable and reliable energy is forcing stakeholders to experiment with new technologies and fuel formulations that offer so many opportunities and challenges. As FUELS’23 kicks off, Fuels Institute Executive Director John Eichberger will talk about the prevailing issues facing the market and how the conference agenda seeks to inspire discussion about solutions to those issues.
Why the Focus on Decarbonization and How Do We Account for It?: This session will take a pragmatic, non-technical approach to discuss the motivations behind the decarbonization effort, explore the importance of life-cycle emissions analysis and evaluate how we might use such analysis to guide our decarbonization decisions.
Addressing the Elephant in the Room—Internal Combustion Engines: With nearly 300 million units in the United States and 1.4 billion globally, the internal combustion engine and the liquid fuels that power it remain the dominant mobility option today and will remain so for the foreseeable future. To reduce carbon emissions from combustion engines, we must address the carbon intensity of the fuel. The most immediate opportunity for doing so is to leverage biofuels while we simultaneously seek to develop additional options. The Fuels Institute has commissioned several studies recently exploring the opportunities to gain meaningful improvements in the life-cycle emissions profile of these vehicles and their fuels. This session will turn over the rocks and explore what these reports found and what it means for the market.
The Next Big Breakthrough?: What comes next? The pursuit of cleaner and more affordable energy will not end and the great achievements of today will be challenged by new innovations tomorrow. So, what should we be looking at? What might be on the horizon? The research being pursued by scientists and engineers today will lead us into the future.