26 October - 27 October 2021
Hyatt Centric Beale Street Memphis, Tennessee

Argus Vehicle Emissions and DEF Summit USA

Conference day one

Forward looking strategies – the road ahead for the transport sector

Start End
  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Morning registration, refreshments and networking
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chairman’s opening remarks
  • 09:10
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  • 09:50
  • Keynote opening address: Exploring future vehicle emission and CO2 goals for 2024-27

Question the experts on their strategies for the next stage of emissions regulation for on-highway and off-highway equipment

  • What are the next steps for emissions standards and feedback on ultra-low NOx regulations?
  • Will GHG targets become an important element in future legislation for off-road vehicles?
  • How can the use of environmentally friendly technologies affect DEF injection rates?

  • 09:50
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  • 10:20
  • OEM keynote address: Dynamic changes in powertrain strategies – the future of advanced engineering and new technologies
  • Responding to regulatory and customer drivers and the future of the combustion engine
  • How market changes are driving key trade-offs in different technology uses
  • How are decisions being made and what new innovations are increasing engine efficiency?
  • 10:20
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  • 10:40
  • Speed networking
Join this networking activity for quick-fire introductions and meet all vehicle emissions and DEF attendees in the room – a great ice-breaker to help set up meetings for later in the conference
  • 10:40
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  • 11:00
  • Morning coffee and networking

STREAM A: Vehicle emissions

Regulatory drivers for the on-road and off-road sectors

Start End
  • 11:00
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  • 11:40
  • On-road focus: Understanding how regulatory drivers are changing the course for light and heavy-duty on-road vehicles
  • What is the impact on engine design and fuel economy?
  • How are regulators viewing future vehicles – what’s the future for zero-emissions vehicles?
  • What are the best technological practices for meeting new GHG targets?
  • 11:40
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  • 12:20
  • Off-road focus: What’s next for off-highway vehicles and emissions standards?
  • Achieving future CO2 standards for off-highway vehicles
  • What future alternative technology is becoming available to meet emissions standards?
  • How does regulation consider infrastructure requirements?
  • 12:20
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  • 13:40
  • Networking lunch

Improving the sustainability of the diesel combustion engine

Start End
  • 13:40
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  • 14:10
  • Technical panel: What will the future technology mix look like that creates the best emissions strategy?
  • Exploring various technological solutions that offer increased durability and an enhanced powertrain
  • What will the technology path look like for smaller engines versus larger engines?
  • What could a GHG technology package look like?
  • 14:10
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  • 14:40
  • Innovations in the internal combustion engine design and after-treatment options
  • Maintaining the diesel engine as a competitive solution towards reducing vehicle emissions
  • Increasing the durability of after-treatment systems
  • Reducing CO2 emissions with exhaust heat recovery systems
  • 14:40
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  • 15:20
  • Afternoon coffee and networking
  • 15:20
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  • 15:50
  • Case study: Investigating the use of lubricant additives in reducing diesel emissions and improving fuel economy
  • Reducing emissions while increasing the longevity of internal combustion engine vehicles
  • Enabling fuel efficiency in vehicles through reducing friction and fuel consumption
  • Examining lubricant technology on ultrafine particulate emissions

Advancements in electric trucks and renewable fuels

Start End
  • 15:50
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  • 16:40
  • Alternatives to diesel: How the market is changing fast to accommodate hybrid, electric and battery competitiveness
  • How will the internal combustion diesel engine continue to play a key role amid the e-mobility transition?
  • Looking at the most efficient use for on and off-road vehicles: hydrogen vs battery?
  • The future of batteries for hybrids and plug-ins

STREAM B: DEF

Urea and def availability in a tight market

Start End
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • A global outlook on DEF production – opportunities to diversify
  • What does the global picture look like including production across Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa?
  • Will North America reach production capacity and how will the gap be filled?
  • What changes in production can we expect in the coming 2 years?
  • 11:30
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  • 12:10
  • Keynote panel discussion: Supplying the US market – where can we expect urea to come from and will the scales be re-balanced?
  • How have delayed turnarounds and plant maintenance impacted urea supply on the market?
  • Where will we see supply coming from in the next 2-3 years?
  • What precautions are in place to keep supply consistent and reliable?
  • 12:10
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  • 13:40
  • Networking lunch
  • 13:40
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  • 14:10
  • Updates on quality standards to improve the overall testing process
  • What ISO updates have been made to make testing and certification easier?
  • Understanding the main water contamination challenges during mixing
  • Exploring the role of additives in increasing quality and what new solutions are there?

Supply chain challenges and dispensing options

Start End
  • 14:10
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  • 14:50
  • Ask the speakers: How distributors are adapting to supply chain challenges to fulfil customer needs

With supply becoming tight, distributors have faced new, unique challenges. Pose your questions directly to a panel of expert speakers on how they’ve managed to navigate these turbulent times

  • What are the current challenges to accessing DEF and what investments are needed for supply security?
  • Examining freight issues including the availability of trucks and drivers
  • What has the impact been on price, and how are companies increasing margins?

  • 14:50
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  • 15:30
  • Afternoon coffee and networking
  • 15.30
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  • 16:00
  • Investments to dispense DEF at truck stops efficiently and cost-effectively
  • How is the market changing to support the need to transport DEF from tanks to dispensing solutions?
  • Utilising heat-treated pipe solutions to avoid the issues of freezing
  • Assessing the benefits of underground or overground piping to improve the overall supply chain for customers

Exploring the growth markets

Start End
  • 16:00
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  • 16:40
  • Growing demand for DEF consumption: Including a look at new diesel truck sales and off-highway machinery
  • What are the demand trends for marine, agricultural and construction?
  • How do we expect the demand curve to change beyond 2021?
  • A closer look at DEF injection rates in newer trucks – where is this going?
  • 16:40
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  • Happy hour cocktails
Unwind after the conference sessions with a cocktail in hand
  • 17:00
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  • Networking drinks reception
*details to be confirmed shortly

Conference day two

A new world: how infrastructure is having to change to keep up with technology advancements

Start End
  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Morning refreshments and networking
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chairman’s opening remarks
  • 09:10
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  • 09:50
  • Keynote OEM and truck stop panel: Delivering hydrogen fuelling stations to speed the adoption of lower carbon transportation options
  • What are the trends we see with electric trucks and the required infrastructure needed?
  • How will large and small truck stops adapt to changing customer needs?
  • What investments are we seeing including light-duty fuelling dispensers?
  • 09:50
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  • 10:20
  • Promoting the creation of infrastructure for green hydrogen and storage solutions
  • Building a national hydrogen delivery infrastructure – what’s our current status?
  • What are the current challenges with commercial dispensing of hydrogen at the pump?
  • Exploring how hydrogen and DEF infrastructure can work in tandem
  • 10:20
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  • 10:50
  • Morning coffee and networking

STREAM A: Vehicle emissions

Hydrogen fuel cell developments and opportunities

Start End
  • 10:50
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  • 11:20
  • Panel discussion: Hydrogen fuel cell as a viable, zero-emissions option to power trucks, trains, ferries, and passenger vehicles
  • Advancements in hydrogen fuel cell technology for heavy-duty trucks
  • Transitioning to hydrogen fuel cells to support zero-emissions strategies
  • What hydrogen storage solutions are currently on the market?
  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • Hydrogen spotlight case study: New rollout of hydrogen-based trucking
  • Key drivers towards switching to hydrogen fuel cells for CO2 neutral trucks
  • Making fuel-cell trucks economically viable for customers
  • Developing a hydrogen infrastructure network to support changing needs

Roundtables

Start End
  • 11:50
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  • 12:50
  • Interactive roundtables
Join a table of 10-15 like-minded industry experts and delve into your number one challenge

Roundtable 1: Finding the right technology mix for the future fleet to meet regulations

Roundtable 2: Market drivers for hybridisation

Roundtable 3: The future of battery-powered powertrains
  • 12:50
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  • 13:00
  • Chairman's closing remarks
  • 13:00
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch and close of conference sessions

STREAM B: DEF

The need for increased storage capacity

Start End
  • 10:50
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  • 11:20
  • Increasing storage capacity to maintain supply and meet customer demand
  • The importance of storage to fulfil supply chain contracts, in a tight market
  • Investigating the right size tank for facilities to handle demand growth
  • Creating an efficient supply chain and handling infrastructure

Cost-effective solutions to remain competitive

Start End
  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • Case study: Improving your DEF margins through customised blending systems
  • Increasing efficiency and production capacity at the plant
  • Investing in new equipment to increase production capacity
  • Diluting concentrated DEF at your plant to improve your bottom line
  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • Urea injection technology to improve fuel economy and meet 2027 standards
  • What innovative techniques can reduce NOx emissions further?
  • What are the best practices to improve fuel economy?
  • Creating a more complete conversion of harmful particles
  • 12:20
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  • 12:30
  • Chairman's closing remarks
  • 12:30
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  • 13:30
  • Networking lunch and close of conference sessions

Join one of the afternoon networking activities

Start End
  • 13:30
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  • 18:00
  • Golfing event

Join your peers for an afternoon of informal networking as you take to the golf course. A chance to relax with your fellow delegates while enjoying the Tennessee sun. Following the event, gather together for drinks and prizes as we reminisce on the day

**Please note this event has a limited number of spaces, if you would like to attend, please make sure to choose this option while registering

  • 14:00
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  • 15:00
  • Interactive workshop: Sustainable mobility by tackling heat production and improving air quality to meet upcoming CO2 targets
  • Meeting new standards through ultra-low emissions solutions
  • Reducing exhaust temperatures to meet upcoming ultra-low NOx regulations
  • Exploring the use of electrically heated catalysts to improve air quality