Charles E. Roberts, Institute Engineer of the Engine, Emissions and Vehicle Research Division at The Southwest Research Institute will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming 5th Diesel Emissions Conference & DEF Forum USA 2012, taking place on the 30th October – 1st November at The Westin Cincinnati. In the address, Roberts will give an overview of the successful reduction of criteria pollutants made by the heavy-duty vehicle industry, as well as what can be expected in the years to come.
Tony Greszler, Vice President of Government and Industry Relations at Volvo Group Truck Technology, will also address the challenges faced by OEMs in aligning regulatory and customer demands in order to achieve successful reduction of criteria pollutants, as well as GHG and fuel efficiency requirements. The EPA GHG and Fuel Efficiency regulations were announced by the Obama Administration in August 2011 and will come into effect from January 2013.
Greszler will also be joined in a keynote panel discussion by senior representatives of other leading OEMs, including Cummins Inc., Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar and Peterbilt Motors. The panel will be moderated by Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of The Diesel Technology Forum and aims to give attendees of the conference a clear and precise insight into the current status of the heavy-duty truck industry and what can be expected in the future regarding emissions reduction legislation.
Other sessions over the two-day conference will include;
- Reduction of criteria pollutants and advanced diesel aftertreatment technology solutions for heavy-duty vehicles
- Alternatives to diesel – natural gas and new engine technology
- Bridging the gap between Tier 4 Interim and Tier 4 Final and considering future regulations for for non-road mobile machinery
- Advanced emissions reduction in the marine sector
The DEF Forum on the 1st November will provide a focused discussion on the North American DEF market, led by senior stakeholders. Discussion topics will include;
- An overview of the North American DEF market
- Opportunities in emerging non-road and marine sectors
- Quality monitoring of the DEF brand
- Current trends and forecasts for DEF distribution and supply modes
For the full conference program and to register to attend visit www.integer-research.com/conferences/dec-usa