Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum 2014 Meeting

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The Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum (NGVTF) held a meeting for stakeholders on Jan. 14–15, 2014, at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory hosted this meeting in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission to support the development and deployment of commercially competitive natural gas engines, vehicles, and infrastructure.

Agenda and Presentations

This agenda includes presentations featured at the meeting.

Day 1: Update NGV Industry R&D Roadmap Activities and Opportunities
Time Session Presenter
8:00 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast
 
8:30 – 8:40 Welcome James Wegrzyn, BNL
Dr. Doon Gibbs (Director), BNL
Reynaldo Gonzalez, CEC
8:40 – 8:50 Introduction and Agenda Review Margo Melendez, NREL
8:50 – 9:10 NGVTF – DOE Update Dennis Smith, DOE
9:10 – 9:40 NYSERDA – Current Natural Gas Activities Richard Drake, NYSERDA
9:40 – 10:10 International NGV Technology Update Alex Lawson, NGV Global
 
10:10 –10:30 Break
 
10:30 –11:00 NGV Operations in Hazardous Locations Ira Pearl, Mansfield Energy Partners
11:00 – 11:50 National Conference of Weights and Measures – Natural Gas Vehicle Fuel Taxation Jeff Clarke, NGVA
Doug Horne, CVEF
 
11:50 – 1:00 Lunch – Networking
 
1:00 – 1:30 NGVs and Petroleum Marketers: Market Bottlenecks and Market Opportunities Curtis Rueter, Noble Energy, Inc.
1:30 – 2:00 CNG Cylinder Safety and System Interactions John Dimmick, CVEF
 
Project Reports
2:00 – 2:30 DOE National Partners – Cylinder End of Life Mark Smith, DOE
Alex Schroeder, NREL
2:30 – 3:00 Modeling CNG and LNG Releases in Maintenance Facilities Chris LaFleur, Sandia
 
3:00 – 3:10 Break
 
3:10 – 3:40 Natural Gas Engine Development Gaps Brad Zigler, NREL
3:40 – 4:15 Cummins Westport 6.7L and ISX 11.9L Stephen Ptucha, Cummins Westport
4:15 – 4:50 Doosan 11 L Mark Walls, Southwest Research
4:50 – 5:00 Wrap-Up John Gonzales, NREL

 

Day 2: NGV Technology Deployment Efforts
Time Session Presenter
8:00 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast
 
8:30 – 8:35 Introduction and Agenda Review Margo Melendez, NREL
8:35 – 9:05 California Energy Commission – Research Roadmap Update Reynaldo Gonzalez, CEC
9:05 – 9:35 NGV Market Outreach Dennis Smith, DOE
9:35 – 10:05 Renewable Natural Gas Joanna Underwood, Energy Vision
10:05 – 10:25 NY State Alternative Fuel Truck Program
Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program
Alycia Gilde, Calstart
Susan McSherry, NYCDOT
 
10:25 – 10:35 Break
 
10:35 – 11:10 LNG Infrastructure Development Steve Zilonis, Dresser-Rand
11:10 – 11:50 LNG Tank Design, Life Expectancy, and LNG Safety Aspects Peter Murray, Chart Industries
 
11:50 – 12:50 Lunch – Networking
 
12:50 – 1:50 OEM Roundtable – Mainstream Maintenance and Training for NGVs (Dealer Engagement) Dick Kauling, GM
Butch Gosline, Ford
Dan Bowerson, Chrysler
1:50 – 2:20 Light-Duty Natural Gas DI Discussion John Mitton, Mitton Ventures
2:20 – 2:50 Inspections and Out-of-Service Criteria for Natural Gas Commercial Motor Vehicles Quon Kwan, DOT
 
2:50 – 3:10 Break
 
3:10 – 3:25 AFLEET Tool Andrew Burnham, ANL
3:25 – 4:40 Open Issues and General Discussion All
4:40 – 5:10 Discussion – Questions – Wrap-Up Margo Melendez, NREL
Mark Smith, DOE
Reynaldo Gonzalez, CEC