Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum Meeting

Draft Agenda

November 19 - 20, 2008
The Gas Company's®
Energy Resource Center
9240 Firestone Blvd.
Downey, CA 90241

Purpose:

  1. Re-establish the NGV Technology Forum
  2. Technology Exchange between NGV Stakeholders and Government/Industry R&D Partners
    • To communicate NGV technology development and deployment progress
      • Present and review existing NGV technology projects and new standards developments
      • Discuss the impact of energy economics and market opportunities on technology development
    • To communicate the impact of State government legislation and international NGV market activities on technology development and availability
      • Overview of CEC's PIER program and priorities for developing NGV technologies
      • Overview of CA's AB 118 and its potential impact on NGV deployment and technology needs
      • Overview of international NGV markets and vehicle availability from OEMs

Output:

  • Seek feedback from Industry Peers and key stakeholders to better understand priorities related to NGV R&D needs

Day 1 Agenda: Update on Critical NGV Industry Issues and Market Drivers

Time Session Speaker
8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast  
8:30 - 8:35 Welcome Bill Zobel & Hal Snyder - Sempra/SoCal Gas
8:35 - 8:45 Introduction & Agenda Review Margo Melendez - NREL
8:45 - 9:15 NGVTF Reestablished - Overview Dennis Smith - DOE
9:15 - 9:40 CEC's PIER Program NGV RD&D Roadmap Philip Misemer - CEC
9:40 - 10:05 CA's AB 118 - NGV Deployment Opportunities Peter Ward - CEC
 
10:05 - 10:25 BREAK  
 
10:25 - 11:00 Vision/Commitments for NGV/Hydrogen Market Mitch Pratt - Clean Energy
11:00 - 11:25 National NGV Legislation Update Paul Kerkhoven - NGVA
11:25 - 11:50 AQMD Emissions Reduction and NGV Deployment Henry Hogo - SCAQMD
 
11:50 - 1:00 LUNCH - Networking  
 
1:00 - 2:00 International Markets/Technology Panel Rich Kolodziej - NGVA - IANGV
Roger Conyers - IMW Industries
Claus Emmer - Chart Industries
Gordon Exel - Cummins Westport
Alex Lawson - IANGV
 
2:00 - 3:10 NGV Market Update - Economic Drivers - Products needed Stephe Yborra - NGVA & CVEF
Steve Anthony - Sempra
Gordon Larson- Questar
Kevin Markey - ALT
 
3:10 - 3:30 BREAK  
 
3:30 - 4:40 Infrastructure Development - CNG & LNG Bill Zobel - Moderator
Chad Lindholm - Clean Energy
Ralph Chautems - FuelMaker
4:40 - 5:00 Wrap up today's meeting Margo Melendez - NREL

Day 2 Agenda: NGV Technology Development Efforts

Time Session Speaker
8:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast  
8:30 - 8:45 Introduction & Agenda Review Margo Melendez - NREL
8:45 - 10:00 Medium/Heavy Duty NGV Applications Brian Pepper - Moderator
Scott Pease - Kenworth
Bob Carrick - Sterling Trucks
Rob Strange - Autocar
R. Royer - Baytech
 
10:00 - 10:20 BREAK  
 
10:20 - 10:50 Gas Quality - LNG Imports and NGVs Tom Durban - CEC LNG Gas Quality
10:50 - 12:00 Panel Presentations - Current Status of Engine Development Mike Eaves - Clean Energy to Moderate
Gordon Exel - Cummins Westport
Jim Moore - Emissions Solutions
Mike Gallagher - Westport Innovations
 
12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH  
 
1:00 - 2:10 Light Duty Vehicles Panel Dean Saito - SCAQMD to Moderate
Annabel Cook - Honda-FuelMaker
Roger Galloway - BAF Technologies
Karen Hay - IMPCO
R. Royer - Baytech
2:10 - 3:20 Discussion - Biogas for Transportation Jim Wegrzyn - BNL to Moderate
Jon Lear - Ruby Mountain
Dr. John Barclay - Prometheus
Bryan Luftglass - BOC/Linde
 
3:20 - 3:40 BREAK  
 
3:40 - 4:05 Update Codes & Standards Doug Horne - CVEF
4:05 - 4:45 Cylinder Safety - Investigations and Training Hank Seiff - CVEF
4:45 - 5:15 Discussion and Questions Wrap-up
  • What did we hear? Evaluation cards
  • Key points to carry forward and next steps
Margo Melendez - NREL

Dennis Smith - DOE
Philip Misemer - CEC