June 2021
Frankfurt, Germany

Integer Emissions Summit & AdBlue Forum Europe

Conference postponed due to Novel Coronavirus

Please note that the agenda is subject to change due to the postponement of this conference. For all agenda enquiries please email rosalie.winnik@argusmedia.com or call +44 (0)20 7199 9422. 

Sustainable future for internal combustion engines

Start End
  • 08:00
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  • 08:20
  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 08:20
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  • 08:30
  • Chair introduction Tim Cheyne - VP Business Development, Emissions, Argus
  • 08:30
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  • 09:15
  • Keynote presentation
  • 09:15
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  • 10:00
  • Panel discussion: How can the industry help to ensure the future of the combustion engine?
Upcoming regulation, as well as media coverage and public perception, has led to a decline in the sale of conventional engine vehicles. It is essential that the ICE remains a viable option in the energy mix, both for heavy- and light-duty vehicles, and that these engines are developed to ensure they are the cleanest engines possible. What solutions are available as viable options for the extension of the life of the ICE? OEMs, Tier 1 producers and energy suppliers discuss solutions and technologies to for improving combustion engines for future transportation.

Alessandro Bartelloni, Policy Director, FuelsEurope
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Countrywide and citywide vehicle bans: how will the automotive industry be affected Anna Lindt - Head of Technical - Public Policy and Vehicle Legislation Department, SMMT
  • Plans in the United Kingdom to end the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid light duty vehicles from 2035
  • Ensuring the maintenance of a competitive automotive industry in Europe
  • Definitions of vehicles included in the ICE ban
  • 10:30
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  • 11:15
  • Networking break

Renewable fuels

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  • 11:15
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  • 11:45
  • Transforming the high-carbon shipping business: the opportunity for alternative fuels - Senior Representative, Wärtsilä
  • Possible alternative fuels for the marine industry
  • Understanding current infrastructure for marine fuel
  • Adapting engines for LNG fuel use
  • 11:45
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  • 12:15
  • Using renewable fuels to ensure the continued sustainability of the ICE Tobias Block - Co-ordinator renewable fuels, VDA
  • Compatibility with existing combustion engines
  • Compliance with European diesel standards EN590
  • Ensuring straightforward transition for the end-user
  • 12:15
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  • 12:45
  • HVO and renewable diesel: an alternative solution for improved emissions reduction Mats Hultman - Head of OEM Partnerships, Neste
  • Reaching the CO2 targets with fuel upgrades
  • Developing a diverse energy mix by reducing reliance on one drivetrain
  • Maximising the lifecycle of the vehicle without needing to adapt the technology
  • 12:45
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  • 13:15
  • Twin dosing: exploring the next stage of the SCR system in diesel engines Thomas Garbe - Team Leader Petrol & Diesel Fuels, Volkswagen
  • “Twin dosing” of AdBlue and the use of two SCR catalytic converters
  • Impact on the volume of AdBlue used in the vehicle
  • Advantages of this new technology on emissions control
  • Case study: the growing retail industry for passenger cars and light duty vehicles
  • 13:15
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  • 14:14
  • Networking lunch

Euro 7

Start End
  • 14:15
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  • 14:30
  • Chair introduction Professor Zissis Samaras - Professor and Head of Lab of Applied Thermodynamics, Aristotle University
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • The next steps: regulating for the cleanest possible cars in the future Panagiota Dilara - Clean Vehicles Team Leader - DG GROW, European Commission
  • A discussion of the possible regulatory changes for light- and heavy-duty vehicles
  • Assessing the useful life of a vehicle for vehicles remain compliant
  • Ensuring the emissions limitations will be met with further reliance on on-board sensors
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Industry perspective: the anticipated response to Euro 7/VII regulation Yacine Khellaf - Emissions & Fuels Manager, ACEA
  • Responding to the proposed regulation from the European Commission
  • Auto industry’s reaction to the post-Euro 6/VII proposal
  • Solutions to achieve proposed limitations for light-duty vehicles
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Afternoon networking break
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Recommendations for Euro 7/VII standards in the European Union Felipe Rodriguez - Programme Lead – Heavy-Duty Vehicles, ICCT
  • Limitations of current emissions standards in Europe
  • Closing the gap between real world and type approval emissions in light-duty vehicles
  • Measures to improve compliance with regulations throughout the useful life of the vehicle
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • Panel discussion: How can harmonization for the next stages of emissions standards in Europe be achieved between government and industry? Moderator: Professor Zissis Samaras - Professor and Head of Lab of Applied Thermodynamics, Aristotle University

The first proposals for the Euro 7/VII regulations will be made in early 2021, with the majority of the conversation on what this will include taking place in 2020. The European Commission will be pushing for the cleanest possible vehicles, ensuring that the legislation is future-proof. Members of the working group for the proposal of Euro 7/VII and members from the European automotive industry will discuss their views on what the standards should cover, solutions to meet limits and obstacles to market introduction that they foresee.

Senior Representative, AECC

Lennart Lindholm, Legislative Diagnostics Technology Specialist, Volvo Group Trucks Technology


  • 17:15
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  • 17:45
  • Conformity factors: how will the industry respond if they are reduced to 0? Benjamin Krieger - Head of Government Affairs, CLEPA
  • The technical necessity for conformity factors
  • Challenges to manufacturers if conformity factors are removed
  • Effective solutions to ensure the achievement of emissions limits
  • 17:45
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  • 18:15
  • Lessons from outside of Europe: an international comparison of current and planned emissions regulations Fabricio Cardoso - Research Manager – Consulting, Argus
  • The introduction of ultra-low NOx by the California Air Resources Board
  • Discussions around China 7 regulations
  • Achieving harmonization with existing emissions standards while ensuring Europe leads the way in the future

Real Driving Emissions

Start End
  • 08:50
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  • 09:00
  • Chair introduction Fabricio Cardoso - Research Manager - Consulting, Argus
  • 09:00
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  • 09:30
  • Advances in VECTO for CO2 HDVs emissions Dimitrios Savvidis - Policy Officer - DG Climate Action, European Commission
  • Determining CO2 emissions and fuel consumption from HDVs in relation to CO2 targets
  • Introducing the tool for buses, coaches and medium lorries
  • Presentation of the prototype VECTO for Hybrid HDVs
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Understanding and minimising the gap between real-world emissions and type approval
  • Addressing the problem: discrepancies between real world emissions and conformity of regulation
  • Improving methodology for measuring CO2 and GHG from vehicle emissions
  • Reducing the gap by ensuring better use of on-road and real-world emissions testing equipment
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Measuring air quality from transport at high resolutions Marc Stettler - Senior Lecturer in Transport and the Environment, Imperial College London
  • Investigating the contribution of vehicles and fuel types to NOx contributions
  • Determining fleet composition from emissions output
  • Exploring how fleet turnover will affect air quality
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Introducing the use of technology to improve RDE technology before type approval
  • Proposed future technology solutions for emissions testing
  • Improving the limitations of PEMs testing
  • Technological support of regulators and OEMs to achieve limitations
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Morning networking break

CO2 reduction thinktank

Start End
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Using Plume chasing as an effective tool for tackling emissions defeat devices Rene Jensen - Team Leader, Færdselsstyrelsen- Danish Road Traffic Authority
  • Experiences and ongoing efforts by the Danish Road Traffic Authority, for tackling the use of emulators on emissions systems
  • Analysing results of pilot testing of plume chasing, conducted by the Danish Road Traffic Authority
  • Feasibility of use of the technology for use by law enforcement
  • Rolling out enforcement across Europe to stop the use of emulators on emissions systems
  • 12:30
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  • 13:00
  • Innovations in electrification: how viable are electric road systems as part of the energy mix? Gerrit Stumpe - Business Developer eHighways, Siemens Mobility
  • Advantages of electric road systems to charge vehicles while driving
  • Viability of all vehicle types using the roads including hybrid engines
  • Reducing reliability on battery sizes
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Regional spotlight: how the Department for Transport checks for emissions compliance in the United Kingdom Serena Collins and David Miles - Head of Vehicle Standards Compliance and Head of Vehicle Environment Team, Department for Transport
  • Procedure for vehicle certification in the United Kingdom
  • Methods for ensuring compliance with certification
  • Case study: an example of a testing cycle
  • 13:00
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 15:15
  • CO2 reduction thinktank

2020 sees the introduction of the CO2 limitations for both light- and heavy-duty vehicles with targets set for 2025 and 2030. The technology to achieve these reductions need to be technology neutral and wide ranging, to ensure that the targets are met and that no one technology is relied on too heavily. Additionally, the CO2 limitations are currently not regulated for real world emissions, with a gap between these and type approval. A better understanding of this gap will also need to be considered when discussing strategies for reaching the new targets.
This workshop will include participation from OEMs, technology providers and policy influencers and aims to discuss real world solutions to the challenge of CO2 reduction. Delegates will be able to sign up to groups to discuss solutions for reduction, before re-joining the larger group to create a strategy to ensure the meeting of targets.

Balancing the trade-off between air quality emissions reduction and CO2 reduction

CO2 reduction targets for light-duty vehicles for 2025: what will be the best technology to ensure this is reached?

Reducing the gap between real world emissions and type approval

Carbon-neutral transport: addressing the challenges ahead

Ensuring that the industry works towards the most efficient transport

 

Nils Neumann, Manager Marker and Efficiency Strategies, fka

Senior Representative, Daimler


  • 15:15
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  • 15:45
  • Afternoon networking break

Non-Road Mobile Machinery

Start End
  • 15:45
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  • 16:15
  • Further optimization and new technology solutions for NRMM exhaust aftertreatment systems Toni Kinnunen - Senior Manager, OEM Emission Control, Proventia Oy
  • New AdBlue® mixer types and compact designs for Stage V and beyond
  • Mechanical challenges of NRMM EATs
  • Modular concept for globally developing emission regulations
  • 16:15
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  • 16:45
  • CO2 reduction strategies for Non-Road Mobile Machinery
  • Next stages after stage V emissions regulation
  • Options for alternative technologies
  • Engine and aftertreatment technologies

Networking party

Start End
  • 18:00
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  • 19:00
  • Networking cocktail party
  • 08:50
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  • 09:00
  • Chair introduction Tim Cheyne - VP Business Development, Emissions, Argus
  • 09:00
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  • 09:30
  • Will there be any significant changes to the European AdBlue market in 2020? Tim Cheyne - VP Business Development - Emissions, Argus
  • Global urea prices and the impact on AdBlue production costs
  • The use of technical grade urea for AdBlue production
  • Developments in emissions regulation and the impact on AdBlue dosing rates
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Diesel market developments in Germany and prospects for new AdBlue price assessments Hagen Reiners - Editor, Argus
  • Diesel fuel sales in Germany and the size of the German diesel fleet
  • Impact of the fleet size on the German AdBlue market
  • AdBlue pricing methodologies in Germany and beyond
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • The AdBlue retail industry for passenger cars: a retailer’s perspective Stefan Saliger - Retail Fuels Supply Chain Coordinator Europe, Shell
  • Demand for an effective AdBlue supply infrastructure for passenger cars in Europe
  • AdBlue passenger car pump infrastructure in Germany and beyond
  • Adapting to the market as it continues to grow
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • The changing structure of AdBlue retail: logistic challenges for smaller AdBlue tanks for passenger cars
  • New solutions for filling above ground AdBlue tanks
  • Designing for passenger car forecourts needing Artex approval
  • Reducing disruption to retailers
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Morning networking break
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Producer perspective: ensuring the longevity of the European AdBlue business - Senior Representative, Grupa Azoty
  • Ensuring the regulation of AdBlue quality across Europe, including unlicensed producing undercutting prices
  • The diesel decline: how soon will the AdBlue industry have to adapt?
  • Sustainability of AdBlue production
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Urea solutions in the marine industry: opportunities for growth in the AUS 40 market
  • IMO Tier III compliance and regional regulations
  • AUS 40 potential growth in the medium to long term
  • Dosing options for the shipping industry
  • 12:45
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Quality control of AdBlue supply and the impact on high dosing rates
  • The problem of fluctuating AdBlue quality across Europe
  • Exploring strategic solutions to ensure AdBlue quality doesn’t affect SCR catalysts with high dosing rates
  • Possibility of tightening ISO standards for AdBlue to ensure quality is maintained
  • 14:30
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  • 15:15
  • Panel discussion: solutions for improving efficiency in AdBlue transportation
As the AdBlue market for passenger cars continues to grow across Europe, the need for an effective supply chain is crucial for long term growth. Efficiency of transportation of AdBlue can be complicated by the fact that AdBlue is majority water and could be effectively adding to the production of CO2. This panel discussion will gather producers, distributors and equipment suppliers to discuss how these challenges can be overcome and explore solutions.
  • 15:15
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  • 15:45
  • Afternoon networking break
  • 15:45
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  • 16:15
  • Ensuring quality supply of AGU for AdBlue production in Europe
  • Options for transportation of AGU in different volumes, including break bulk
  • Demand for quality product in relation to aggressive pricing in certain parts of Europe
  • Preventing the risk of contaminated product
  • 16:15
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  • 16:45
  • Uses of TGU in the automotive industry and beyond Will Talbot - Analyst, Argus
  • Producer decisions: TGU use in AdBlue vs other urea applications (melamine, resins, feed, other segments)
  • Historical and forecast production capacity by TGU application
  • Current TGU supply, demand and trade overview, and trends for the next 5-10 years
  • 16:45
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  • 17:15
  • Alternative technologies: how soon will there be disruption to the AdBlue market?
  • How likely is the heavy-duty industry move to electric?
  • The share of alternative technologies in the light-duty sector and the medium-term growth of SCR in passenger cars
  • Alternative fuels and the need for NOx reduction

Innovative technology solutions for vehicle efficiency

Start End
  • 08:50
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  • 09:00
  • Chair introduction
  • 09:00
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  • 09:30
  • Topic to be confirmed Jeff Diestelmeier - Chief System Designer, Watlow
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Introducing water injection technology for emissions reduction in petrol engines
  • Potential for fuel efficiency in engine performance
  • Reducing the carbon impact on the environment of petrol engines
  • Application of water injection technology on high performance cars and SUVs
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Developing a retail network for water injection Zana Aga - Specialist Operational Fluids, Volkswagen Group Services
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Morning networking break
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Utilizing the Internet of Things for monitoring real-time emissions
  • The benefits of IoT application for emissions monitoring
  • Results of emissions monitoring pilot programme for real-time NOx emissions
  • IoT solutions for predictive and preventative maintenance
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Achieving NOx reductions with cold start engines
  • Effective thermal management and rapid warm up of SCR systems
  • Future cold start requirements for diesel engines
  • Enabling engines to reach optimal temperatures for SCR efficiency
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • The next generation of emissions sensor technology
  • Increased sensitivity of sensors to low level emissions
  • How sensors can determine real world driving emissions
  • Examples of sensor use for measuring in-use emissions
  • 12:30
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  • 13:30
  • Networking lunch

Site visit

Start End
  • 13:30
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  • 16:00
  • Site visit: details to be confirmed