26 10月 - 27 10月 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

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  • 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 Cary Henry - Assistant Director, Powertrain Engineering, Southwest Research Institute
  • 09:10
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  • 09:50
  • Keynote opening address: Exploring future vehicle emission and CO2 goals for 2024-27 - California Air Resources Board, NESCAUM, ICCT, MECA

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?

Moderator:

Cary Henry, Assistant Director, Powertrain Engineering, Southwest Research Institute

Panellists:

William Robertson, Vehicle Program Specialist, California Air Resources Board

Coralie Cooper, Deputy Director, NESCAUM

Ben Sharpe, Senior Researcher and Canada Lead, ICCT

Michael Geller, Deputy Director, Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • OEM keynote address: Dynamic changes in powertrain strategies – the future of advanced engineering and new technologies Danan Dou - Manager, Advanced Technology and Innovation, John Deere
  • 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
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Morning coffee and networking

STREAM A: Vehicle emissions

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

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  • 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 - Navistar, PACCAR
  • 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?

Moderator:

Cary Henry, Assistant Director, Powertrain Engineering, Southwest Research Institute 

Panellists:

Laura Ricart, Product Manager - Future Technologies, Navistar

Dan Kieffer
, Director, Emissions Compliance, PACCAR

  • 11:40
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  • 12:20
  • Off-road focus: What’s next for off-highway vehicles and emissions standards? Chris Walters - Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs, CNH Industrial
  • 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?

Moderator:

Cary Henry, Assistant Director, Powertrain Engineering, Southwest Research Institute

Panellist:

Chris Walters, Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs, CNH Industrial

  • 12:20
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  • 13:40
  • Networking lunch

Improving the sustainability of the diesel combustion engine

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  • 13:30
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  • 14:00
  • 2027 aftertreatment architectures and FCM technologies to meet demands of ULN and CO2 reduction Neil Burge - Engineering Director, CVI (Commercial Vehicle & Industrial), Faurecia
  • Understanding Faurecia technology enablers for meeting tougher emission regulations
  • Gen3 Compact mixer technology
  • Electrically Heated Catalysts
  • Heated DEF Injector
  • Exploring potential architectures for full aftertreatment solutions
  • 14:00
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  • 15:00
  • Technical panel: What will the future technology mix look like that creates the best emissions strategy? General Motors, Tenneco Clean Air, Southwest Research Institute
  • 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?

Panellists include:

Rahul Mital, Technical Fellow, General Motors 

Dmitri Konson, Vice President Engineering, Tenneco Clean Air

Cary Henry, Assistant Director, Powertrain Engineering, Southwest Research Institute

  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Afternoon coffee and networking
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Case study: Rollout of the “cleanest combustion engine in the world” - Innovations design and aftertreatment options Kevin Leong - Deputy Director of Validation & Assessment, CALSTART
  • Updates on the heavy-duty opposed piston engine project and path to ultralow NOx emissions
  • Increasing the durability of aftertreatment systems
  • Reducing CO2 emissions with exhaust heat recovery systems
  • 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 renewable fuels

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  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Technology choices for methanol powered engines used in marine applications David Montgomery - Senior Engineering Specialist - New Technology Introduction, Natural Gas and Dual-Fuel Engines, Caterpillar
  • Exploring methanol as a fuel for marine vessels and new engine designs
  • System configurations and technology pathways
  • Assessing various factors for installation including storage in vessel

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 Fabricio Cardoso - Manager, Consulting Services, Argus
  • 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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  • 12:00
  • Supplying the US market – where can we expect urea to come from and will the scales be re-balanced? Sophie Mason - Lead Urea Analyst, Argus
  • 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?
  • 12:00
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  • 14:10
  • Networking lunch and dedicated meeting time
  • 14:10
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  • 14:40
  • Updates on quality standards to improve the overall testing process Jeffrey Harmening - Manager - EOLCS/DEF/MOM, American Petroleum Institute
  • What ISO updates have been made to make testing and certification easier?
  • Understanding the main water contamination challenges during mixing
  • Latest trends in quality observed in the aftermarket audit program

Supply chain challenges and dispensing options

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  • 14:40
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  • 15:20
  • Ask the speakers: How distributors are adapting to supply chain challenges to fulfil customer needs - Brenntag, Mansfield Oil Company, ACT Research

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?

Panellists:

Alan Smith, Vice President – DEF, Brenntag

Jim Timmer, Vice President, DEF Product Management, Mansfield Oil Company

Steve Tam, Vice President, ACT Research 


  • 15:20
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  • 16:00
  • Afternoon coffee and networking
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • 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

Networking reception

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  • 16:00
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  • Join attendees for the Argus hosted reception
Relax and unwind during the events drink’s reception. Carry on informal discussions into the evening and enjoy a drink in hand and food from our live carving station

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 Elizabeth John - Advanced Fuels & Vehicle Technologies Office Manage, California Energy Commission
  • 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
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Alternatives to diesel: How the market is changing fast to accommodate hybrid, electric and battery competitiveness Gus Block - Director of Marketing & Corporate Development, Nuvera
  • 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?
  • Hydrogen is the new diesel: How can OEMs and powertrain integrators transition to viable emission-free options?
  • 10:50
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  • 11:20
  • Opposed-piston engine for near zero and zero emissions commercial vehicles, including hydrogen combustion Larry Fromm - Executive Vice President, Business Development, Achates Power
  • Examining the opposed piston engines unique configuration and cost reducing benefits
  • Achieving 90% reduction of NOx emissions with conventional aftertreatment solutions
  • Operating with hydrogen to meet zero emission standards
  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • Hydrogen spotlight case study: New rollout of hydrogen-based trucking Gus Block - Director, Nuvera
  • 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

DEF think tank and industry collaboration

Start End
  • 10:40
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  • 11:40
  • Industry innovation and open advisory board meeting

Join our advisory board leaders in this open-door discussion as they discuss collaborative efforts to advance within the industry and work more closely with businesses across the supply chain

  • How can stakeholders work closer together to enable industry growth?
  • What challenges have the industry felt during the pandemic and what are the best ways to work together post-pandemic?
  • How can Argus’ event support the industry and stakeholders across the value chain?

Golf and networking afternoon

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  • 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