The ACT "Alternative Clean Transportation" Expo
|MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013|
|AFFILIATED ACTIVITIES AND MEETINGS:|
|1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Clean Cities Annual Stakeholder EventClean Cities stakeholders from across the United States will come together to reflect on 20 years of clean transportation success. This meeting is open to Clean Cities coordinators and stakeholders.|
|2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Lead the Way: A Propane Autogas Event - LEARN MORE »|
|ACT EXPO ACTIVITIES AND MEETINGS:|
|5:30 p.m.||Welcome Reception at the Carnegie Library,Scheduled the night before the official ACT Expo program gets underway, this reception is the perfect opportunity to kick off the networking experience by gathering with other conference attendees.
Sponsored by PERC
|TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013|
|8:00 a.m.||Pre-Conference Technical Tour (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon) - SOLD OUT
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|8:15 a.m.||Pre-Conference Training Sessions (8:15-10:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.-12:00 noon)
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|12:30 p.m.||Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks
|12:45 p.m.||Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks|
|1:00 p.m.||Opening Keynote Address As CEO of TravelCenters of America (TA), the nation’s largest full-service truck stop chain, Mr. O’Brien is responsible for directing the management, policy and strategy decisions of the full-service fueling locations in the company’s network. His participation in the ACT Expo reinforces the commercial fleet sector’s trajectory toward greater acceptance and use of alternative fuels. Demand for alternative fuels from fleets is growing due to the wide range of benefits from reduced operating costs to fewer tailpipe emissions. TA is responding to this market demand and recently announced plans to construct and operate a network of natural gas fueling lanes at its existing locations along the US Interstate Highway System. Mr. O’Brien will present the company’s plan for integrating alternative fuels at its truck stops and the key considerations for fleets evaluating clean vehicle technologies.|
|1:30 p.m.||Plenary Session #1 - Executive Roundtable
"State of the Union: An Overview of the Alternative Fuel Industry in 2013 and Key Issues for the Road Ahead" North America is working aggressively towards the increased adoption of alternative fuels, efficient vehicle technologies, and non-petroleum powered vehicles as we strive for cost reductions, energy independence, cleaner air, and increased diversification of the fuel supply. This panel will examine the current economic landscape and the factors that most significantly affect market development for all types of alternative fuels. The industry’s leading experts will share their opinions and knowledge on where these markets are going, where they are making investments, which technologies will gain an advantage and why, factors influencing future commodity markets, and how the end-user can make better sense of it all.
MODERATOR: Matthew Wald, Reporter, The New York Times
|3:15 p.m.||Breakout Session #1
"Technology Showcase: Spotlighting Innovation and Efficiencies in New Product Offerings" Never before has the clean transportation sector enjoyed the benefit of such a wide variety of advanced technologies and fuels. This breakout session will showcase the very latest in alternative fuel vehicle and equipment offerings across a variety of weight classes and application types. Hear from an assortment of OEMs, component and system developers, and emission solution providers to obtain a well-rounded view of the latest clean and alternative fuel technologies available in the marketplace today. Ample time for Q&A and discussion amongst panelists will provide firsthand insight into the real and practical costs, challenges and benefits to each of the technologies presented.
Light-duty OEMs will share the latest information on their alternative fuel product offerings in addition to discussing plans for future advanced technologies.
MODERATOR: Warren Brown, Columnist, Washington Post
1-2. Walk-In Vans & Medium-Duty Commercial Trucks Medium-duty OEMs across a variety of powertrains will present on the latest truck and walk-in van options available for vocational fleets.
1-3. OEM Roundtable Discussion on the Future of Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Trucks Heavy-duty OEMs will join us for a moderated discussion showcasing the latest developments in natural gas trucks and issues for the road ahead. The launch of the 12L Cummins Westport engine will be a major focus of this session, as well as the development of additional new alternative fuel engine platforms.
MODERATOR: Erik Neandross, Chief Executive Officer, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
1-4. US EPA SmartWay Technology—The Latest in Today’s Efficiency Improvement Technologies This US EPA-moderated session will showcase a variety of SmartWay component suppliers helping trucking companies to reduce costs, fuel use, and emissions.
MODERATOR: Dennis Johnson, Technology Assessment Center Director, Transportation and Climate Division, US Environmental Protection Agency
|5:00 p.m.||Expo Hall Grand Opening
Sponsored by Wrightspeed The largest ACT Expo floor to date will officially open to reveal the largest ever assembly of AFV technology, equipment and fuel providers, and other leading industry participants. This Expo Hall Grand Opening provides an opportunity for participants to “kick the tires” of the latest products and equipment, while at the same time enjoy some food and drink, visit with old friends and colleagues, and establish new relationships.
|WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013|
|7:00 a.m.||Breakfast in the Expo Hall,
Sponsored by Encana Natural Gas Inc.
|8:00 a.m.||Day Two Welcome Remarks|
|8:10 a.m.||Plenary Session #2 - Policy Roundtable Discussion
"Advancing our Nation’s Alternative Fuel and Clean Vehicle Technologies Industries" This panel will convene leading policy experts working to drive the advanced technology and alternative fuel markets forward. This session will explore how policy goals and forward-thinking individuals are allowing this country to increase the use of renewable energy sources and improve fuel economy and the environmental footprint of the transportation sector.
|MODERATOR: Byron Dorgan, Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, Senator from North Dakota
|9:15 a.m.||Policy Session Closing Remarks|
|9:25 a.m.||Keynote Introduction|
|9:35 a.m.||Morning Keynote Address
"The UPS Journey: Lessons from 300 Million Green Miles" On the heels of their announcement to purchase 700 LNG trucks, hear from UPS—one of the fleet world’s most aggressive and progressive leaders—about the company’s bold new alternative fuel plans, current deployments, and push toward the future. With a wide variety of advanced and alternative fuel technologies operating throughout the world, this keynote presentation will provide critical insight into important energy and commercial transportation trends on both a domestic and global scale.
|10:15 a.m.||Coffee Break,
Sponsored by Allied Equipment, Inc.
|10:45 a.m.||Breakout Session #2
"Technology Showcase: Spotlighting Innovation and Efficiencies in New Product Offerings" OEM production is not the only way alternative fuel vehicles are making their way into the hands of consumers. Product suppliers, component and system developers will discuss their approach to deploying clean technologies, including partnerships with OEMs and private companies. This breakout session will showcase the very latest in alternative fuel vehicle and equipment offerings across a variety of weight classes and application types. Ample time for Q&A and discussion amongst panelists will provide firsthand insight into the real and practical costs, challenges, and benefits to each of the technologies presented.
|2-1. Light- & Medium-Duty OEM Factory Options and Approved Modifiers
This panel of light- and medium-duty vehicle modifiers will present on the technologies and partnerships needed to integrate alternative fuel power systems into OEM vehicle offerings. Overviews of current product lineups will show how these offerings can fit in your fleet operations today.
MODERATOR: Pamela Burns, Communications Coordinator, Transportation Department, North Central Texas Council of Governments
2-2. Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Retrofits Natural gas system suppliers will discuss the cost savings and emissions reductions heavy-duty truck operators can expect with the installation of these technologies. Updates on market penetration, market projections, and key issues for end-users will be covered by the panelists.
MODERATOR: Chuck Feinberg, Chairman and President, New Jersey Clean Cities
2-3. Innovations in On-Board Fuel Storage Systems With rapidly growing markets for new AFV products, the latest advances in natural gas tank and fuel system technologies will be discussed on this panel, highlighting the trend towards more compact and cost-effective options.
MODERATOR: Stephanie Meyn, Clean Cities Program Manager, Western Washington Clean Cities
2-4. Medium- and Heavy-Duty Hybrid Drive Systems Come see how fleets are improving bus and truck fuel economy in this session focused on the most state-of-the-art hybrid electric and hydraulic hybrid power systems. Presenters will cover their latest product lineups and offerings, as well as their plans for the future, including the US EPA’s upcoming OBD requirements.
MODERATOR: Kellie Walsh, Executive Director, Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition
2-5. Electrification of the Commercial Work Truck Sector While the emissions from today’s commercial medium- and heavy-duty trucks are already extremely low, the promise of zero emission commercial transportation is exciting and relevant on several fronts. This panel will showcase the latest on electric truck technologies available for a variety of commercial applications.
MODERATOR: Patrick Couch, Project Director, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
|12:30 p.m.||Luncheon in the Expo Hall,
Sponsored by ET Environmental
Ride & Drive on L Street,
Sponsored by Parker Hannifin Corporation
|3:30 p.m.||Breakout Session #3
"Fueling the AFV Revolution: Updates on Rapidly Expanding AFV Infrastructure Networks across North America" Successful alternative fuel planning requires the development of a robust and strategically planned fuel and delivery infrastructure system that works seamlessly to support everyday fleet operational and consumer needs. These sessions will review existing successful, scalable models that point the way to long-term sustainable expansions of infrastructure networks.
|3-1. Retail Alternative Fuel Refueling Infrastructure
The growth of commercially viable alternative fuel stations has never been greater, with suitable retail refueling infrastructure being developed at roadside stations throughout North America. This panel of industry heavyweights will showcase these leading efforts to expand North America’s alternative fuel refueling infrastructure and the key trends and issues in this transformation.
MODERATOR: Lee Grannis, Coordinator, Greater New Haven Clean Cities
3-2. EV Charging Networks and Infrastructure From simple charging stations to sophisticated and interconnected networks of smart chargers, this session will explore the latest trends and developments for powering EVs. Workplace charging, fee collection issues, and other important trends for EV networks and infrastructure will be covered in a comprehensive manner by these panelists.
MODERATOR: Stephen Russell, Alternative Transportation Program Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
3-3. Early Stage Fueling Solutions This session will review existing refueling options available to small and growing fleets in order to jumpstart alternative fuel vehicle deployment. Representatives from the leading industry players will be on hand to provide updates on these rapidly developing and important technology advancements.
MODERATOR: Eddie Coates, Manager - Market Development, Chesapeake Energy
3-4. An Update of North American Biogas Projects Renewable natural gas offers the chance to transform an environmental liability into a super low-emission transportation fuel asset. Subsequently, biomethane projects are sprouting up all across the country to turn waste streams into a valuable fuel. This panel of industry leaders will highlight some of the largest and most important biomethane development projects to date, key lessons learned from the past, and a will provide a look into the future of this market.
MODERATOR: Sean Turner, Chief Operating Officer, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
3-5. Liquid Biofuels Drop-in biofuels have displaced more petroleum fuels than all other alternative fuels combined. Hear from this expert panel on the latest developments in this important field, including innovative new feedstocks and 2nd generation biofuels, as well as updates on some of DC’s hottest policy discussions on the biodiesel tax credit, the federal farm bill, and the Renewable Fuels Standard program.
MODERATOR: Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels
|5:00 p.m.||Reception in the Expo HallEnd Day Two in the Expo Hall to continue to explore the show floor, download on the day’s sessions and enjoy food and drink before heading out on the town for the night with old and new colleagues.|
|THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013|
|7:00 a.m.||Breakfast in the Expo Hall,
Sponsored by Robert Bosch
|8:30 a.m.||Breakout Session #4
"Fleet Perspective: Critical Issues for the Road Ahead" This end-user panel will explore the rationale, lifecycle costs and other considerations that go into the investment decisions being made by top fleets. It will explore the economic influences shaping the market and help define the essential elements of a business case required for investment and growth in the advanced transportation technology arena. These sessions will examine the true costs of investment in clean technology investments, including answers to questions about residual value, maintenance costs, fuel economy, and others.
|4-1. Show Me the Money—Total Cost of Ownership (Light- & Medium-Duty)
Industry experts will outline the true cost of light-duty advanced technologies and alternative fuel vehicle ownership, from purchase to operating costs, fuel economy, insurance issues, maintenance and training requirements, and residual value and resale.
MODERATOR: Anne Tazewell, Transportation Program Manager, NC Solar Center/NC State University
4-2. Show Me the Money—Total Cost of Ownership (Heavy-Duty) Heavy-duty fleets will discuss their firsthand operational experience with various alternative fuels and technologies. These presentations will provide real-world data focusing on lifetime equipment costs which consider OEM product availability; on-board tank packaging and weight and range considerations; requirements and amortization options for refueling infrastructure, training, and truck maintenance; fuel supply options and pricing; fuel economy results compared to today’s ultra-efficient diesel platforms; and residual value and resale considerations.
MODERATOR: Sean Kilcarr, Editor, American Trucker Magazine and Senior Editor, FleetOwner Magazine
4-3. Rental and Leasing Programs to Facilitate AFV Deployment Rental and leasing options provide fleets with a simple and straightforward path to get behind the wheel of a wide variety of advanced alternative fuel products without having to worry about special maintenance and personnel training, residual value, or other considerations inherent with a transition to new technologies. This panel will showcase the latest developments and programs available to fleets looking to reap the benefits of driving alternative fuel vehicles via a number of exciting rental and leasing programs.
MODERATOR: Carolyn McGough, Senior Associate, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
4-4. Key Elements to Developing a Successful Workplace AFV Program The repetitive and consolidated nature of employee commuting provides a terrific opportunity for the advancement of the alternative fuel market. Learn about some of North America’s leading examples of employers who are investing in refueling infrastructure and offering incentives for employees to purchase AFVs.
MODERATOR: Alleyn Harned, Executive Director, Virginia Clean Cities
|10:15 a.m.||Coffee Break,
Sponsored by ET Environmental
|10:45 a.m.||Breakout Session #5
"Showcase Projects: Fleet Case Studies Highlighting North America’s Leading Alternative Fuel & Clean Vehicle Deployments" The largest and most cutting-edge alternative fuel and advanced clean transportation projects in North America will be showcased by the fleets and end-users responsible for these success stories. This peer-to-peer information exchange will highlight these groundbreaking project efforts where thousands of advanced technology vehicles are being purchased and deployed into commercial service, as well as provide the audience with the recipe for successful project development. The recipe will include tips on technology and equipment selection, building the right partnerships, innovative thinking, a keen awareness of available opportunities, and timing considerations. See how real-world fleets are able to methodically approach the various steps of project development in order to deliver winning and effective project development strategies—strategies that result in successful vehicle deployments and a growing network of refueling infrastructure.
|5-1. Light- & Medium-Duty
Plug-ins, propane, and natural gas; this panel has it all. Hear from those leading some of the largest deployment projects in North America on how and what they have done and where they are headed in the future.
MODERATOR: Julia Pyper, Reporter, Climate Wire
5-2. Public Services Public fleet operations have always provided a terrific opportunity for advanced vehicle technologies and fuels to gain market entry. Panelists here will highlight their agency’s industry-leading efforts to deploy significant numbers of AFVs and biofuels into a wide variety of public service applications. Learn how these fleets have been able to get “from here to there” even in these budget-constrained times.
MODERATOR: Michael Bates, Publisher and Editor, NGT News
5-3. Pick Up & Delivery Set routes, return-to-base operations, and stop-and-go urban driving make for ideal characteristics for the implementation of an advanced transportation technology program. This panel will showcase some of the leading examples where electric, hybrid, propane, natural gas, and other technologies have proven successful in reducing costs and emissions while meeting the tough operational demands of a pick-up and delivery fleet operation.
MODERATOR: Rich Piellisch, Editor, Fleets & Fuels
5-4. Heavy-Duty The North American shale gas revolution, increased OEM production, access to refueling infrastructure, and the high fuel-consumption characteristics of heavy-duty fleet operations are combining into the perfect storm for a transformation of the trucking sector. Hear from those on the leading edge of this revolution that are making significant commitments to heavy-duty natural gas truck operations throughout North America in order to realize important air quality and energy diversification benefits, as well as significant improvements to the corporate bottom line.
MODERATOR:Warren Lavey, Senior Regulatory Counsel and Board Member, American Clean Skies Foundation
|12:30 p.m.||Conference Adjourns
Expo Hall Closes
|* Indicates invited speakers|