26 10月 - 27 10月 2021
In-person: Memphis, Tennessee, US

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 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?
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Morning coffee and networking

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

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  • 11:00
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  • 11:40
  • On-road and off-road speaker interviews: Understanding how regulatory drivers are changing the course for on-road and off-road vehicles - Navistar, PACCAR, CNH Industrial
  • 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?
  • What’s next for off-highway vehicles and emissions standards?

Moderator:

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

On-road panellists:

Laura Ricart, Product Manager - Future Technologies, Navistar

Dan Kieffer
, Director, Emissions Compliance, PACCAR

Off-road panelist:

Chris Walters, Manager, Global Regulatory Affairs, CNH Industrial

Improving the sustainability of the diesel combustion engine

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  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • 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
  • 12:10
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  • 13:10
  • Networking lunch
  • 13:10
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  • 13:50
  • Technical panel: What will the future technology mix look like that creates the best emissions strategy? - General Motors, Tenneco Clean Air, Southwest Research Institute, Manufacturers of Emissions Controls Association
  • 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:

Moderator: Michael Geller, Deputy Director, Manufacturers of Emissions Controls Association

Rahul Mital, Technical Fellow, General Motors 

Dmitri Konson, Vice President Engineering, Tenneco Clean Air

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

  • 13:50
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  • 14:20
  • 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
  • Examining results of demonstrations and testing of the system
  • Why NOx is important to address to produce a cleaner engine

Urea and def availability in a tight market

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  • 14:20
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  • 14:50
  • 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?
  • 14:50
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  • 15:20
  • 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?
  • 15:20
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  • 15:50
  • Afternoon coffee and networking

Supply chain challenges and dispensing options

Start End
  • 15:50
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  • 16:30
  • Ask the speakers: How distributors are adapting to supply chain challenges to fulfil customer needs - Brenntag, Mansfield Oil Company, ACT Research, PPC Lubricants

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 

Geoff Bohlender, Director of DEF and S-CORE Solutions, PPC Lubricants
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • 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
  • 17:00
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  • 17:10
  • Chairman’s closing remarks Cary Henry - Assistant Director, Powertrain Engineering, Southwest Research Institute

Networking reception

Start End
  • 17:10
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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: technology advancements with hydrogen internal combustion engines and how infrastructure is having to change to keep up

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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  • 09:40
  • 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?
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • 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?

Hydrogen fuel cell and engine developments

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  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • 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
  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Speaker interview: Hydrogen fuel cell as a viable, zero-emissions option to power trucks, trains, ferries, and passenger vehicles Lucien Robroek - President & CEO, Nuvera Fuel Cells
  • 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?

Advancements in renewable fuels

Start End
  • 11:40
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  • 12:00
  • Technology choices for methanol powered engines used in marine applications David Montgomery - Engineering Manager/Technical Steward – Natural Gas and Alternative Fuels – Engine Research, Caterpillar Inc.
  • 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

Golf and networking afternoon

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